I made my confession, now you make yours!
Monday Morning Confessional
April 30, 2012 by 6 Comments
I confess that I almost stepped on a rattlesnake last week while running on the Mill Creek Trail (above) – literally a stride and a half from stepping on it. I confess that I immediately screamed like a little girl & nearly wet my pants. I have decided to name him “freaks” because as my youngest would say, “Snakes give me the freaks.” I confess that I have also decided that if I see freaks again I will either: kill, skin, cook, and eat him while making a wallet out of his skin; or I will scream like a little girl with pigtails (again), and run away as fast as possible. I’m still deciding which…
I confess that when I had insomnia one night this week I watched one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen: The Code with Morgan Freeman and Antonio Banderas. It was on Netflix, so I don’t feel too bad, but that’s 90 minutes of my life I’ll never get back. The most vexing part is that I have no idea what “The Code” part of the movie is. Granted it was hard to stay interested, but still, wouldn’t some sort of code need to play a major role in the film, necessitating the title? I’m assuming it must have something to do w/the code between jewel thieves – like “unit, core, God, country,” in A Few Good Men? This movie could have used some of Aaron Sorkin’s writing.
I confess that I probably spend too much time blogging, but I’m really excited about Paperback Theology right now. Readership has been increasing every month since December, and April was the biggest ever, including PBT being featured on Scot McKnight’s blog Jesus Creed this weekend.
I confess that my attempts to observe the Sabbath failed this week. After I leave church on Sunday mornings, I typically try not to do any more work for the rest of the day; I don’t check emails, and leave my phone in a different room. Recently, I have not been able to discipline my mind to avoid thinking about work, worrying, making lists in my head… all of which plagued my Sabbath yesterday. Plus the Nascar race was Saturday and so my tape-delayed watching of the race was made unspectacular by the fact that I already knew the winner.
I confess that I will never understand why Christian organizations feel as though they can go back on financial obligations they make with other Christian organizations or persons. Is it because Christians are not supposed to sue each other? That Christians are not supposed to sue one another owes to the fact that Christians are meant to live in fidelity to the financial obligations we make to each other as a matter of religious conviction? Isn’t suing forbidden because we make good on our financial commitments without having to be compelled to do so by the secular courts? I confess that I am feeling really deceived today. I confess that the last time I felt like this was when I was making a living in CCM (see picture above…hehe).