That is a cornucopia also known as a horn of plenty. It is a common image this time of year (although some readers of a certain age may recognize “the horn” from The Hunger Games). Pictured above is a ceramic wall plaque that came from my grandparents’ farm house. It hung in my mother’s kitchen for most of the years I lived at home and has followed Teresa and I through every move. In spite of all the jokes and memes about 2020 there is much to be thankful for. Imagine if this pandemic had been 20 years ago, before Zoom meetings were possible and video streaming was virtually nonexistent. Grocery delivery and pickup services are not just modern conveniences but have saved lives over the past year. We have all lost someone this year and perhaps know someone that is quarantined or hospitalized right now; and yet we are abundantly and richly blessed if we take honest stock of all that we still have. To read this post you must be not only alive and (presumably) well but have electricity, internet and a smartphone or laptop. That puts you in a high ranking category of wealth and privilege among the world’s 7+ billion population. This year has been tough. And God is good. Let’s be thankful this week and go ahead and look forward to 2021.Continue reading
Have you ever finished reading a really good book with mixed feelings? You enjoyed reading the book, were excited to reach the conclusion, but then realized you had no more of that book to read. After 13 weeks studying Hebrews that lesson series has come to end. If you missed one here or there, or didn’t want to pick up in the middle somewhere, you can easily start at the beginning and work through Hebrews at your own pace. Maybe you’d like to share the Hebrews study with a friend. Here are all the posts from that series conveniently arranged in order from start to finish:Continue reading
I thought about calling this post Thinking Out Loud because I want to jot down some ideas but that’s the title of Paul Wilkinson’s blog. The problem with mental notes is that the ink fades so quickly so I often tell people that if I don’t write down it didn’t really happen. These are some thoughts I need to get out there before it’s too late. So in no particular order:
Note 1: I spent some times on the 8 ft. ladder clearing our gutters this morning. They are the old fashioned, uncovered roof gutters and they have gone too long in between cleanings. Then I cleaned up myself, ate lunch, and discovered that The Christian Index had published this: Continue reading
So what happened to the Deja Vu last week? I honestly can’t believe it myself. It was Saturday evening, getting kinda’ late actually, before I realized I had never posted one. Van Til’s Happy Monday post showed a plate of food with a pulled pork sandwich, highlighting the “corn dog” skewers because, you know. That’s what I spent my 4th of July doing. The pic above is half of the leftovers that I reheated for lunch on Sunday. Continue reading
Easily the funniest thing I have seen all week. If you don’t get the reference to The Princess Bride you need to watch that entire movie, right now, then come back and finish reading this blog post. It’s Saturday, everything’s shutdown, you’ve got time. Continue reading
That’s a very Happy Monday sort of item. We needed to go ahead and share now because we are doing something special all next week.
Holy Week at The Master’s Table – From Palm Sunday through Easter I will not post anything on this blog relating to COVID-19. Look for devotional posts, discipleship, maybe even a few reruns from years past. Happy Monday will look the same but feature none of the coronavirus memes that saturate social media on a daily basis. If you would like a little bit of escape from that particular topic, we will focus on the Passion Narrative of Jesus. That begins tomorrow; today we need to get it out of our system. Continue reading