It has been a while since my last post, long enough that I have probably lost many who were following me. But I have missed this, and I have to tell someone:
I had my first small pot of caffeinated coffee yesterday... and it was good. Very, Very Good.
I had sort of decided since I weathered all the headaches, I would just stay away from the divine brew. But interrupted night sleeps, early morning studies, full time motherhood and work, plus that welcoming cup that is there when I visit people made me decide, well, that these lovely, wonderful grounds will still be my lifeline for a while.
Now the question is: Can I get back into the pattern of drinking coffee without becoming addicted to caffeine?
Coffee and ministry have gone hand in hand for so long. I can hardly imagine not sharing stories, faith, dreams or tears without a steaming cup in front of me.
When Karl Barth stated: "one should preach with the bible in one hand and a newspaper in the other," wasn't it simply a given that there would be a cup of coffee on the table in front of him?