Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I am still learning how to take a day off. One of the realizations I’m coming to is the idea that taking an actual Sabbath day requires a lot of preparation. Saturday has to be a pretty productive day, and I have to think ahead about what needs to be done in [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I’ve been so happy over the past few weeks as more of you are jumping into on Monday Morning Confessional with confessions of your own (mostly on Facebook). If we aren’t friends yet, send me an invite & you can read them there. I confess that I think confession is essential to [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I’m writing today’s confession from Albuquerque. I confess that I had to spell-check Albuquerque. I have been through Albuquerque before, but have never spent any time here, so this is a first… and I really like firsts. I’m sitting in an open air market in the Old Town, watching the street vendors [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

“Come on children… you’re acting like children.” – Jeff Tweedy I confess that I am harboring seriously ill-feelings toward House Republicans. Seriously I am struggling with anger this morning and it is directed at the U.S. House of Representatives. The government shutdown is squarely the fault of House Republicans who are living in lala-land. Here’s [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I did not confess last week. I’ve been taking Monday off as a true Sabbath in order to gain at least a little bit of ground toward a more sane pace of life. Kristin and I have spent the better part of the past two Mondays together, going to museums or seeing [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that yesterday was the 10th anniversary of Redemption Church. In our society 8 out of 10 start-up churches never make it to their tenth year. I feel really grateful ours did. Lots of old friends came back to be with us for the morning and it was good to see their faces. I [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I’m getting a slow start to my Monday. I can always tell how much energy my previous week required by how much of an early start I am able to get on Monday. Self-awareness has never been my strong suit, and the ability to admit to myself that I’m tired and need [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that when I’m trying to write – blog posts, articles, books, sermons – I typically have to be in a place that has some energy and activity. Sitting alone at my desk in my office almost never does it for me. Over the years I’ve spent a lot of time at Panera. Summertime [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I’ve been on a bit of a digital fast for the past two weeks. My family and I went camping and hiking around Colorado for a week and them came home to just lay low and take it easy. It’s been a great two weeks and I’m feeling much more energized as [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I’m on vacation for the next few weeks. I think I really need a little time off, so I might be a little neglectful of the blog. I confess that my rule of life says that I will spend somewhere around 22 days a year at Conception Abbey on retreat. I get [Read More...]


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