Ah – it’s my favorite WACKY HOLIDAY of the year… it is INTERNATIONAL COFFEE DAY!!! I know I write about coffee EVERY year, but hey – I must say, it is my favorite beverage on the planet! So, bear with me as I encourage those with addictions to caffeine to indulge on this day. This year I’m using real cream too!Thanks to Bill Woods for this picture. See, I’m obviously not the only one who thinks coffee is magnificent! And, I haven’t double-checked this information, but I’m pretty sure that Dunkin’ Donuts will be offering FREE COFFEE today as they have for the past several years. There’s only one thing we like more than coffee… you guessed it… we like FREE COFFEE!
This year Lucinda and I were tallying up all the poetry we written about coffee. Hold on to your hats folks… today I’m going to share a whopping 22 poems!!! So… grab a hot cup of Joe and let’s GO…
Lucinda’s most recent poem, Coffee Traditions, was written for her daughter’s 18th birthday. So darling…
Grounds In Your Cup was inspired by a malfunction I seemed to be having with my coffee maker one day. Somehow, the grounds were filtering through and landing in the bottom of my coffee cup. We were chatting on facebook, I sent her the photo of my messy coffee cup, and the rest, as they say, is history! 😀
My Journal is a poem that was written one morning when I was pouring my heart out to the Lord in… well, my journal. So many times when I’m writing a prayer to Him or asking Him to direct my paths and make them straight, a poem gets written. This is one of those times.
If I could choose my favorite coffee poem, it would hands down be Lucinda’s Coffee With Jesus.
On many occasions I’ve said, “Decaf??? What’s the point???” In this poem, Lucinda gives me the answer.
There are days I like to add a little square of 70% cocoa chocolate to my morning coffee. What does that equal? It equals some Mocha Inspiration, silly! 😉
We need coffee especially When It’s Cold Outside, right?
Between now and election day, I think we also need Coffee, The American Way.
The sign that you’ve enjoyed both personal Bible study and coffee is when you end up with Coffee Rings For Jesus.And what would this day be without a WORD CLOUD for you to share on facebook and via email with your friends???Some of us need a jolt of caffeine Every Day Of The Week!
And what a message God gave us with The Deliverer…
Some of us drink coffee only. Others drink tea only. But regardless of your stance on the subject, we all need Coffee, Tea and He… don’t we?If you had to give up coffee completely (oh no)… what would you replace it with – you’d need A Coffee Replacement.
Even non-coffee drinkers sometimes need Monday Morning Coffee.
Those of us who are addicted beyond belief also need Friday Coffee. Not shaming… we know who we are. 😉
I used to grind my own beans in the morning. Notice that was in the past tense – because I got lazy and started buying ground coffee. One day I was trying to grind these tough little beans and one of the little brats decided to roll off the counter and onto the floor, then underneath the mat, as if to say, “HA – you can’t catch me, woman!” Well, my imagination kicked in and I thought about those times when I feel as though someone is about to put me in a grinder. I wish I could find a safe haven to hide. Have you heard the term, “Hide in a hole and pull the hole in after me” – ??? Yeah, that kind of deal.
Aren’t we thankful that we can have A Full Cup Of God??? During the storm, He is there helping us through it – not around it, but through it. His patience and warmth gives us peace every day.Are you in the habit of Sharing Coffee? Admittedly, most days, my coffee is MY COFFEE… know what I mean, Vern?
In fact, some of us want to give A Tribute To Coffee. Pass the caffeine and the cookies, please!In this country’s history, we’ve run out of oil, gasoline, honey ham (if you didn’t see Christmas with the Kranks, that reference went right over your head). One commodity that we’ve not run out of is the Love of God. We May Run Out Of Coffee, But…How many blessings could you stuff into your coffee cup? No, really… how many? Some people need an itty bitty little cup, like one of my mother’s Frankoma coffee cups. Honestly, is it worth brewing coffee if all you get is that much??? Lucinda and I agree, our coffee cups are UGE… the “H” is silent – (that’s how it’s said now, right?) A Big Cup Of A Big God.
Wow… here’s a question for ya. What If Jesus Drank Coffee – ??? Ponder that one!
Have a GREAT International Coffee Day! Cheers! 🙂