The Happy Monday posts began during the summer of 2012. The original format was based on the idea that after a weekend of going out for family and social gatherings, sporting events and church activities people might need a little encouragement and to catch up on news or happenings. The first two or three weekly posts featured a metal count from the summer Olympic games. While the goal was to help readers start their week off right, sometimes the posts leaned a little heavy on the news. One friend in real life told me that when he read the post he didn’t see much to be happy about. Over a few months the format morphed into the a regular template we follow pretty closely: an opening bit, a welcome line or sometimes just the post number, an Old Testament verse, New Testament verse, two inspiring quotations usually featuring at least one Christian author or personality, usually a Coffee with Jesus comic strip to transition from the serious into the silly stuff, then up to four memes, cartoons or cute aminals to put smiles on faces. Mondays are tough, we do what we can.Continue reading
I began reading Our Daily Bread in print many years ago. Maybe not before the internet but before blogging caught on and social media became a thing. We’ve been linking the Our Daily Bread daily devotional (in the left-hand sidebar) for a few years now and occasionally share images and recommend special products and promotions.
ODB recently rolled out a daily video devotional. Click here to watch today’s video and enroll via email. It’s just another way to add a little dose of God’s Word into one’s daily routine.
Regulars at The Master’s Table have probably noticed a couple of things. In the left-hand sidebar, for several years now, Our Daily Bread links and the Verse-of-the-Day from Bible Gateway are updated daily. If you click “Read Now” under the ODB header you will be directed to the current day’s devotional. It only takes a couple of minutes to read or you can click to hear it instead. If you click the Bible Gateway header image you will be directed to the Bible Gateway website. If you click the highlighted scripture reference you will taken directly to those verses on Bible Gateway. I always post ESV but you can change the translation or do side-by-side comparisons at the touch of a button. Continue reading
It’s Sunday morning. I don’t normally post on Sundays because there are so many other things going on. But just a short reminder. Today’s devotion from Our Daily Bread is titled Plodding for God. There is a link in the left-hand side bar. The scripture is taken from Hebrews 6 and it shares the story of William Carey, British missionary to India. Continue reading
Unlike dressing up for Halloween or playing a part on stage, a uniform officially identifies the wearer. Some uniforms come with more responsibility than others. As Christians we are to “put on Christ.”
This daily devotional from Our Daily Bread struck a chord with me. Read the full article here.
Is it rainy, wet or grey where you are this morning? I would rather go to work on a day like that than have to look out at beautiful blue skies all day long. At any rate, keep putting one foot in the front of the other and here’s to a Happy Monday.
That’s exactly what we’re trying to do here. We all have Monday’s but we seek to bear one another’s burdens and edify the body. It costs nothing to smile and most people smile back. We’re all in this together so chin up, chest out… have a Happy Monday! Continue reading
This is where I list other blog posts and articles that I’ve read myself and wish to share with others. They’ve slowed down since the introduction of Happy Monday, but this is Read and Share #18.
It’s a little late, but this treatment of I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day proclaims the wonder of the Gospel.
Randy Kilgore takes an inspiring look at T-ball in this day’s devotion at Our Daily Bread.
We’ve all seen stories where a gas station customer pays for someone else’s gas, or a good Samaritan in a grocery store pays for the next person in line. At a Tim Horton’s in Winnipeg last Friday, a chain reaction of paying it forward was set off lasting for three hours. A total of 228 drive through customers paid for the person in line behind them. What’s more Canadian than Tim Horton’s and hospitality, eh?
I mentioned the History Channel’s upcoming mini-series The Bible in a post yesterday. I had been putting it off for several days, and it was this devotional at Our Daily Bread on the endurance of God’s word that motivated me to act. There’s also a bit about a Bible museum being built by the owners of Hobby Lobby.