church, spiritual

Contemplations on Confession

"Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. My last confession was...never." Let's be clear: I hate talking about sin -- especially my own. (This is probably normal. If you actually like┬átalking about sin, I'd love to meet you.) But, this year, this Holy Week, I went to confession. For the first time in my life.… Continue reading Contemplations on Confession

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church, Scripture, spiritual

How to Decide What to Give Up for Lent

Confession: I just Googled "what to give up for Lent." The almighty Google offered links to some decent advice, for instance in this blog by a Catholic youth ministry and even in this BuzzFeed quiz (go ahead, give it a shot). But here's the thing I have to remind myself about the almighty Google: it's… Continue reading How to Decide What to Give Up for Lent