Happy Monday

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Saint Patrick is not an officially canonized saint, his real name was Maewyn Succat, he wasn’t even Irish and driving the snakes out of Ireland is just a metaphor. He was in fact a Christian missionary who spent most of his adult life sharing the Gospel with pagans. That’s no reason to dye the Chicago River bright green but if you’ve ever hidden Easter eggs you know how holidays and their traditions are. This is Happy Monday #315.

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power to change

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Have a Happy Monday!



To Those of You Outside the United States

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March 11, 2019

I sometimes make reference to things like Daylight Savings Time, the Super Bowl and the fact that for the past five or six months it never quits raining. Most of my readers are in the United States and these cultural references are obvious to them. Since I only write in English that narrows down the number of people in the world that can read it at all. 

Having said that, I realize there are other readers from all over the world on a daily basis. Just like most readers are American it makes sense that Canada and United Kingdom are next in terms of numbers. In other nations around the world there are people who are multilingual, missionaries, American business people and military personnel serving abroad. There are Christians around the world as well, some in places friendly to them and others in the underground church movement. I just want to say that I know you’re out there.  Continue reading

11 Years

This totally snuck up on me:

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I started blogging in 2008. That was before the economic collapse, before the stimulus package, before the election of Barack Obama. That was before our daughter Johannah was born and before Michael Spencer even knew he was sick. There were a few podcasts out there but Facebook hadn’t caught on and there was no Twitter. Social media has changed the nature of blogging and given everyone with internet a voice. Continue reading


Screenshot 2019-03-06 at 10.41.29 AMIf you don’t know about the recent special session of the General Conference of the United Methodist Church, the issues at hand nor the potential for that denomination to split, I’m going to assume it’s because you have been trying to avoid hearing about it. I’m not even going into it here. I suspect you either know all you want to and more or you are really trying hard not to find out.

I only bring it up because one of my friends posted a link to Facebook last week and one his friends, that I do not know, went off on a tangent about denominations. He first denounced the Methodist Church for even having a vote on such an issue then denounced all denominations across the board referring to the practice of denominationalism. What does he even mean by that? Continue reading

Facebook Issue Resolved

Good news! Facebook has restored links to The Master’s Table FB page and my personal profile. I was incredibly frustrated but honestly didn’t figure there was anything I could do. Someone, somewhere, looked at the issue again and determined this WordPress blog was not malicious and that I wasn’t spamming my friends. Praise the Lord and thank you Facebook Help team!

Thank you everyone for your patience while I fumed. I will try to make it worth everyone’s while by posting some God honoring, Christ centered blog posts over the weekend.