This is Happy Monday #524.
Not only did I not write a special historical fun facts post this week there isn’t even a Satur-deja Vu. I try to take like one day at a time but this week it felt like several days ganged up on me at once. Pray for me, pray my family. There’s no one major issue just many stress factors all hitting at the same time. I can normally shrug off one or two and act like they don’t affect me. By the middle of this week I may have even lost my usual positive attitude but I think we’re okay now.
One more full week until Palm Sunday and Holy Week/Passion Week begins. Don’t let it sneak up on you. Be salt, be light, peace and God bless.
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The time change was Sunday morning. If you changed your clocks you lost an hour of sleep, if not you might not have made it to church at all. We’re gonna give our guy above half credit. The idea of ending the time change is growing in popularity in the United States but how to do it becomes a sticking point. Most people just want it to end, and do not care which time we land on, but if asked which time we should stay on permanently there is slight preference for Daylight Savings Time (DST).Continue reading
Christians and Food Laws
Sometimes I see images like this on Facebook or wander into discussions/arguments and can’t believe we are still at odds over food laws. The early Christians in the first century couldn’t come to a consensus so it should surprise no one that all of us do not agree today.Continue reading
Everything Everywhere All at Once took home seven Oscars last night including Best Picture.
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Eliud Simiyu is the self-proclaimed Jesus of Tongaren from Bungoma. Some locals have suggested he be crucified as Jesus was, reassuring him that if his claims are true he will be resurrected on the third day. Understandably he has express concern for his life. Orphaned as a child, Simiyu was struck in the head during a domestic dispute in 2009. After being released form the hospital he began preaching. He later claimed to be Jesus, identifying himself as a “divine being” and claims to have miraculous powers. On one occasion, according to witnesses, he turned water into… tea. You know what they say, it’s all fun and games until a mob wants to crucify you on Easter to see if you are really Jesus.Continue reading
I haven’t seen the film Jesus Revolution. Not only has Paul Wilkinson seen it, he previewed a special advanced screening in order to write about it. He also remembers living it the first time. I have not linked to anything of Paul’s in a while – I was not actively posting anything other than Happy Monday and the Satur-deja Vu there for a while – but let me recommend two posts at Thinking Out Loud if you haven’t seen them yet.Continue reading
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I mentioned that this was coming up when I wrote about announcing the call to preach 30 years ago then promptly forgot about it again. Thank you WordPress. Since March 4, 2008, there have been 1887 posts (this one will make 1888), 765,014 views and 2,540 comments. I have 750 subscribers although some of those are probably WordPress accounts that are no longer maintained or email addresses that are now defunct. If you have been any part of this journey – and you are reading this right now, presumably of your own free will – I hope you have learned something, enjoyed something or at least smiled as you shook your head. I have never started a podcast or relaunched The Master’s Table as a YouTube channel; it warms my heart to know that some people still read. So without further ado let me write something for you. You may or may not have caught these items this week:Continue reading