Monday Coffee Break 50th Issue Collage

Do you have your coffee cup?  I do!

Can you believe that is the 50th time I’ve asked that question?  That’s right!  This week is the 50th issue of Monday Coffee Break!

That is just so incredible to me.  Who knew that when we decided to pull together all the things that Southern Discourse is about into one weekly post that it would instantly become a reader favorite?

The heart of Southern Discourse is to be a place where you feel at home, a place where you are encouraged and inspired, where the conversations are honest and make a real difference.  And there is no better way to have those conversations than over a cup of good coffee.

And that’s the purpose of Monday Coffee Break.  So that you and I could sit down with our cups of coffee in our homes or at our desks, take some time out and start our week off right together.

To celebrate our 50th issue, I’ve pulled together what you told me were your most favorite posts from past Coffee Breaks!  I hope you find encouragement to draw closer to Christ, inspiration to create a welcoming home and table and as always good, good food to enjoy and share with family and friends.  

So grab your cup of coffee, settle in and let’s spend our 50th Monday Coffee Break together!


Just click the photos or links to read more!

Monday Coffee Break: Encouragement

When You and Your Testimony are Too Regular 

If you feel like you don’t have much of a testimony to share because you are just regular- regular life, regular family, nothing special- then you probably feel like a lot of Christians. But don’t fall into the trap of feeling that you have nothing to offer. There are no “regular” followers of Christ. Read more…

Monday Coffee Break: Inspiration

5 Secrets to Hosting a Fabulous Dinner Party 

First let’s talk about what a dinner party is. If you’ve ever had more than one couple or family over for a meal, then you’ve hosted a dinner party! It’s that simple! Opening our homes to others shouldn’t be hard, but sometimes we can shy away from it because it seems like too much work. But it doesn’t have to be. These 5 tips break down the steps of planning and preparing to make it as easy as possible. Read more…


Monday Coffee Break: Recipe

Southern Sweet Potato Soup is a mildly sweet & savory bowl of warm and delicious comfort food. Because this recipe starts with canned sweet potatoes, it doesn’t take long to put together a homemade meal your family will love. It’s a great alternative to regular potato soup! And even though it’s shown here topped with a little sauteed greens, you might like to top it with bacon, sour cream and cheese! Get the recipe…


That’s it for this week’s Monday Coffee Break. Thanks for stopping by and having a cup with me as we slowed down for just a minute and started our week off right!



Every week at, we slow down a bit and start the week with Biblical encouragement, home & hospitality inspiration & a feature recipe! This week's coffee break features a sweet potato soup, tips for taking the stress out of having guests over for dinner and frank talk about why you and your testimony 100% enough for the kingdom of God. #southerndiscourse #coffeebreak