I thought it was the Kate Middleton part of Jay's post that would have been hacked if any of it had been.
But that's pretty cool you got to talk to her. I'd love that! Might have to try the chat room. She seems really sweet.
By the way, Happy Belated Birthday, Jay! Sounds like you had a lovely day with family.
As for alcohol, I don't think there is anything wrong with a little wine now and then or things like that. But I don't think the age should be lowered. It's not a matter of whether we trust them to be responsible with it, but I think the reason is what Becky said--the brain is still developing until the early twenties and studies show clearly that alcohol stunts the grown. So the age limit is a medical safety thing rather than a age responsibility thing.
Today we had an outreach event after church. My church is making a big effort to strengthen out evangelism and outreach to the community, which I think is really important, so I'm excited. We went door to door in neighborhoods around the church, asking people what they thought the biggest community need was and if they had any personal needs the church might be able to help with.
My team ended up getting kind of a dud neighborhood though. We knocked on like fifteen doors before anyone even answered, and then of few who did come to the door, some just shut it right away and those who did talk seemed to think it was cool we were there but didn't have any suggestions or needs. But some of the other groups did get some good ideas of ways we can help.
But I've been reaching out to a homeless couple who is pregnant who panhandles a few blocks from the church. I've talked to them three times now, and bring them food. My church has agreed to help out and at least gather baby supplies and stuff. They've been on my heart a lot because it's so scary to me to think of trying to raise a baby out on the streets. The little girl is due around Thanksgiving. I didn't want to collect stuff too far ahead because I don't know how they'd carry it around, but now it's closer and I'm feeling more rushed. Hopefully we can be a blessing to them.