Top off that coffee, sharpen those pencils, fill in those Form 1040 line items. You got another day, here, look at Happy Monday first. Then you’ll be in a good mood to render unto Caesar. Tax tip: do not fill in zero’s with smiley faces.
*Tax forms are not standardized tests. It has come to our attention they should not be filled out in pencil. You can still sharpen your pencils, but then put them away and use blue or black ink.
Let’s end with a puzzle of sorts. It took me a minute to figure this one out. I’ll get you started, just fill in the blank.
This pun is _____________________________________ .
Nothing like starting Monday on a bad pun, am I right? There’s some real Bible verses below, and other fun stuff. Have another cup of coffee. Tell your boss/spouse/doctor Van Til said it was okay. Continue reading →
Easter egg hunt(s), sunrise service, family brunch… feel like you missed a day of rest in there somewhere? He is risen indeed and hopefully you’re up yourself on this fine Monday morning. Continue reading →
Explaining that his time had come in John 12:24, Jesus said that a grain of wheat could not bear fruit unless it first fell to the ground and died. The crucifixion may be the last stop in our Holy Week journey but for Jesus it was the next step in the process. He Cannot Save Himself is an old favorite of ours on Good Friday. Here are some other bits and pieces you might enjoy. Continue reading →
During certain times of the year I change the cover image of The Master’s Table Facebook page. I switch to the wise men following the star to Bethlehem during Advent and this image of three crosses for Holy Week. I don’t tinker with the banner here for a couple of reasons. One is I’m afraid of messing it up. I know, I know, but I still worry about never getting it to look exactly right again.
There is another reason. Di Vinci’s portrait of The Last Supper is where the idea for The Master’s Table as a title came from. There’s a whole explanation in the About section. That supper took place during Holy Week. It would be totally wrong to take it down this week of all weeks and replace it with something else. That picture is the goal for the Christian life. To eat and drink with the Master, sitting with other followers and listening to his teaching.
This is Holy Week or perhaps known to you as Passion Week, depending on what circles you run in. Whether you’re a liturgical Christian that has some type of worship daily or a CEO (Christmas, Easter Only) the week ahead is full of opportunity. And we’re going to help you get off on the good foot this Monday morning as always. BTW, I think that display would be a little holier if those were Coca-Cola products but props to whoever put in the time and effort. Continue reading →
If you are a preacher, know a preacher, or for that matter have ever listened to a preacher, you may have heard the oft repeated statement illustrations can come from anywhere. It’s a truism that may cause us to smile but seriously; a funny thing a child says, a misunderstanding in the supermarket line, words said in anger that have to be eaten later, literally anything a professional speaker hears about could become an illustration for a point being made. Be careful sharing those funny anecdotes around your clergyman. You may hear them again from the pulpit. Continue reading →