Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I often have a difficult time getting myself to work on Mondays. I spend way too much time reading other people’s blogs and catching up on the news. I confess that navigating the papers online is not nearly as fun or productive as having the real things in my hand. I realize this makes me sound old or snobbish. I confess that I don’t care. I miss paper.

I confess that I have been trying to get up at 6:15 every morning so that I can read for an hour and a half before I take Lewis to school. I confess that it’s been more like 6:30, and that the first 15 minutes has been spent mostly picking my head up off the book after dozing off. I confess that getting up early has had two unintended consequences on the rest of my day: the excessive need for coffee or soda in the afternoons, an inability to stay up late watching Friday Night Lights with Kristin (we are working our way through season 2 right now… I still don’t get the hype… I confess).

I confess that I ran 38 miles last week, which is the most I’ve run in a single week since the marathon I ran – like 20 years ago. I confess that I’m pretty sure all of this running is resulting in some sort of stress fracture in my lower leg – but that could just be that I’m a bigger weenie now than I’ve ever been before, or that I weigh (literally) 40 pounds more now that I did when I was in college (I weighed 130 lbs when I finished that race).

I confess that I’m trying to be disciplined about my reading, but find that it’s impossible to read with consistency and concentration if my computer is open. I pride myself on being a disciplined person and so this is deeply troubling to me.

I confess that although I really enjoy football, I am not looking forward to the constant speculation, whining, and nonsense that will follow in the aftermath of Haley’s firing. Nothing is worse than sports talk radio during a coaching change. I confess that I really don’t care that K-State got jobbed by the BCS, because Arkansas in the Cotton Bowl is the best the Wildcats could’ve hoped for. I confess that I think people are crazy to criticize KU’s hiring of Weis as their new head coach. I think he’s going to do an amazing job & the league better watch out.

I confess that it’s budget time – also known as the yearly reminder that I’m a terrible money manager.

Your turn!

About Tim Suttle

Find out more about Tim at TimSuttle.com

Tim Suttle is the senior pastor of RedemptionChurchkc.com. He is the author of several books including his most recent - Shrink: Faithful Ministry in a Church Growth Culture (Zondervan 2014), Public Jesus (The House Studio, 2012), & An Evangelical Social Gospel? (Cascade, 2011). Tim's work has been featured at The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Sojourners, and other magazines and journals.

Tim is also the founder and front-man of the popular Christian band Satellite Soul, with whom he toured for nearly a decade. The band's most recent album is "Straight Back to Kansas." He helped to plant three thriving churches over the past 13 years and is the Senior Pastor of Redemption Church in Olathe, Kan. Tim's blog, Paperback Theology, is hosted at Patheos.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05246865312542582373 TheKirk

    I confess that this is the only post I've left a comment on. I confess that I've half avoided it, because I knew if I had time to post, I had time to come help you, and now that I've done that I'm free to comment guilt free-ish. I love the blog.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10974397437648079481 Tim Suttle

    Yeah man! Thanks for "hanging" with us (pun-intended!)

  • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1425039046 Jonathan

    I confess I spoke with Nick who leads worship at Heartland Community Church where i have attended for 6 years asking about a Harmonica teacher(i'm looking to take my playing to the next level now) and he suggested i see if i could hunt you down.. not his exact words.. Which i have now… I confess I am HOG'S fan and know many of my other friends will be disappointed when the Hogs beat Kstate in the Cotton Bowl…


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