Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that we finally took down our Christmas tree and decorations this weekend. I confess that every year we seem to be one of the last in our neighborhood putting them up, and the last taking them down. I confess that once I do take down the decorations, I give myself silent permission to [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that my wife and I went to see Lincoln last night… first movie I’ve seen in far too long and it was a good one. I confess that I’ve been down on Spielberg lately because I think he forces his films upon people by manipulating emotions. Instead of provoking from the viewer a [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional – 2012 Year End Confessions

Father Adam – a Benedictine monk who is my spiritual director – always says “God is good. People are crazy.” That sums up the year 2012. Here is my year-end confession. I confess that I am not a very good celebrator of New Year’s Eve. Growing up my family celebrated with Dick Clark on East [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I am weary from grief and worry. I confess that last week was rough. Monday, a suicide attempt by a dear soul who was living with us at the time. Wednesday, my best friend’s nephew died inexplicably. He was just shy of two years old. Friday… you know about Friday. I confess [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that my shoulders ache all the time. I confess that it seems to be worse in the winter than the summer. I tell myself it has something to do with how much I run but have no idea if running could cause shoulder pain, and I think I’m only telling myself that to [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I am bothered by the inclusion of pedestrian tweets and Facebook status updates in the category of “news.” Those things might be news coming from a public figure or an expert, but when the anchor says, “John from Hiawatha says…” it feels out of place to me; forced; as though they are [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I have been taking a short and much needed break from blogging the past three days. I confess that yesterday I didn’t even turn on my computer. The hiatus was probably a good thing, but I have missed the interaction and creative outlet. I confess that I watched Skyfall over the break. [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I struggle to be present where I am, in the moment. I spend too much time thinking about other things – reprocessing past events, or dreaming about future ones – and have trouble just being totally present to what I am doing at any given time. I confess that I think a [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

Quick Note: the purpose of Monday Morning Confessional is simple. Confession is good for the soul. It’s good to get things off your chest, even if they are small things and random thoughts. I post these each week in the hope that you will join in. Make your own confession! You’ll feel better I confess [Read More...]

Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I’m praying this morning that things won’t get too bad for the precious folks living on the East Coast. I pray that they will keep faith with one another and make it through together. I confess that I have been acutely aware lately of how vulnerable we are as human beings. We [Read More...]


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