Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I’ve begun hitting snooze too often on my 5:30am wake up. I started this schedule in mid-March and until now I have successfully limited myself to one snooze, if any. Last week of school, though… not good. I think I’m at that point in forming a new habit where the novelty is [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I am headed up to Conception Abbey on retreat for the next few days. I’m not sure how much of a committed blogger I’ll be during that time. There’s no wifi at the abbey (although I hear there might have been some discussion about beginning to offer it… not sure how I [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I think the Red Headed Woodpeckers that pecked through our chimney and made a nest in the wall have apparently moved on. I’ve not seen the pair around lately, so it’s probably time to start patching over their handiwork. I can do the woodwork. The difficult part is the ladder, because I’m [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I just finished season one of The Vikings, and started in on the second season last night. I confess that the Season 2 premier was a bit disappointing. They jumped so far ahead in the story that I felt a little bit lost, like I had missed a few episodes or they [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

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I confess that I am still preoccupied with questions of time. My ongoing experimental attempts at time management are progressing slowly. My overall goal is to work on my schedule and job performance until I see the consistent and fruitful observance of Sabbath day every week. My most recent early to bed, early to rise [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I love Easter Sunday. I love that everybody shows up for church on the same day. I love that the culture hasn’t found an effective way to completely commercialize it yet. I love that Easter means that family and friends will be spending long hours together talking, laughing, telling stories, and playing [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

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I confess that yesterday was one of the more surreal days I’ve ever experienced at the church where I pastor, or any church I’ve been a part of for that matter. One of our members, a homeless man named Ed Corbin, collapsed and died on the front steps of our church building just before the [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I’m somewhat preoccupied with questions regarding the use of time. I confess that this is primarily because I’m still engaged in a fight to take a consistent Sabbath. I failed again last week as I spent one day listening to Andrew Zirschky and being with friends. (It was well worth the time, [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

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I confess that I’m on week two of trying to take a Sabbath on Friday. It didn’t work very well last week, although I did work ahead enough to have an entire Saturday with my family, which was pretty big for me. The whole plan is contingent upon my ability to get sermon prep started [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I went skiing last week with my family and didn’t get any blogging done. I had a couple of posts ready to go ahead of time, but the internet connection at the place we stayed was impossibly slow and I could never get them posted. My apologies for disappearing for a week. [Read More...]


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