If you’re on Facebook one of two things happened this week. You either made yourself an avatar and shared it or you balked at the thousands of people that did. Maybe you even mentioned, or shared a meme to the effect, that no one’s avatar actually looked anything like the person. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Personally I think I nailed it. Continue reading
There are about 3.7 million high school students that either have finished or are about to finish their senior year. Some of them have been looking forward to graduation since middle school and sometimes parents and grandparents make big plans for the event as well. The fact that auditoriums and football fields will not be packed with family members and well-wishers as graduates cross the stage has not been overlooked. We see stories on the news and social media every day about graduates taking cap and gown pictures, parades of community members driving by with flashing headlights and honking horns, and one school janitor that is visiting the home, at least coming to the front door, of every graduate in person to congratulate them. Continue reading
2020 has been weird so far, to say the least. Some New England states had snowfall this weekend so the month of May is par for the weird course. Let’s boost morale by sharing some spring pictures. Here is one that I took a few years ago at nearby Dews Pond:
Are your garden plants in the ground, tulips up and blooming or puppies playing in the grass? Send your spring pics to Van Til (email@example.com or use The Master’s Table Facebook Messenger) and we’ll share the beauty of God’s creation in an upcoming Happy Monday post.
Happy Mother’s Day. Easter was different this year and Mother’s Day is about to be as well. This is the card I will be delivering to our mothers at Unity Baptist along with a gift. We will not meet in person for worship for another few weeks, at least. The picture was taken last Sunday of the flowers around the church sign on the front lawn. They return every spring whether we are there to see them or not. Continue reading
Today is the annual National Day of Prayer. In years past I would encourage you to find a group event and join them in person and in prayer. It should come as no surprise that this year things are different. Continue reading
1995 World Series – Fox Sports Southeast, which I’m sure is only available regionally, has been showing the 1995 MLB World Series between the Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians. If the option is available to you, tonight’s game 6 is the one you want to watch. Continue reading
Silver linings – None of us would have chosen to live through a global pandemic at this time but there are some positive aspects to it. I wrote weeks ago that a little bit of struggle is good for us and managed to avoid using the cliche what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. Families are not only spending time together some family members may have gotten to know each other for the first time. People are buying groceries and cooking at home. The slowdown of our economy is uncomfortable for some and extremely difficult for others but many have stepped up their levels of giving. Economic hardship has become an equalizing force that makes people realize we are more alike than we are different. Small companies that faced shutdown switched to make hand sanitizer or paper masks, many giving the product away and workers donating their time and labor. How many people, from politicians to celebrities, from corporate officials to health care workers, have you heard say we’re all in this together? Continue reading