Ah, That Cup of Coffee!

After having the stomach flu and not being able to drink coffee for 3 days, I sure enjoyed my cup this morning. 🙂  I post this picture of coffee beans and a little haiku in honor of this wonderful wake-up beverage.

Ah coffee!

Bountiful, blessed beans

Given that I might enjoy

your wonder and warmth.

Costa Rica Trip-Day 3

March 23, 2006

After breakfast at the hotel, Brother and Sister Schwarz took us to a place called
Moravia, where they sell lots of souvenirs.  We spent a good part of the day shopping and then went back to our hotel to prepare for tonight’s service.  We went to another suburb of
San Jose called Desamparados.  This is the place in
Costa Rica where the work of God first began.  The church building was the largest of the 6 churches that we visited.  The pastor, Ivan Salas, played the keyboard and led the worship, accompanied by 2 praise singers, a guitarist and a young boy that played the drums. (Seeing this boy made me homesick for our 10 year old son, who is also a drummer.)  Brother Bledsoe preached a great message on what happened in Acts 2 on the day of Pentecost and how that experience is still for us today.  We had a wonderful altar service with many being renewed in the Spirit and one person receiving the Holy Ghost for the first time. 

Don't forget to click on the pictures to get a better view.

 Ah coffee!

Yours truly having an awesome cup of  Costa Rican coffee at a great little cafe we found in Moravia.

 Church in Desamparados

The church in Desamparados. 

Je blague and Je blog!

Many years ago(and I won't say just how many), when I took French in highschool, I learned that the infinitive "blaguer", means "to joke."  When this verb is conjugated in the first person present tense it is "Je blague"(I joke), and "blague" is pronounced the same way as the English word "blog." I was curious as to how to say "I blog" in French, so I looked it up on an online translator, and it gave me "Je blog."  Since I enjoy both to blague and to blog, I thought I would do a little of both today. 

The Scripture says in Proverbs 17:22

Pro 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

I hope these little Bible jokes that I received from a friend will tickle your funny bone or at least make you smile.

Q. What kind of man was Boaz before he married Ruth?

> > > A. Ruthless.

> > >

> > > Q. What do they call pastors in Germany?

> > > A. German Shepherds.

> > >

> > > Q. Who was the greatest financier in the Bible?

> > >

> > > A. Noah. He was floating his stock while everyone else was in

> liquidation.

> > >

> > > Q. Who was the greatest female financier in the Bible?

> > > A Pharaoh's daughter. She went down to the bank of the Nile and

> > > drew


> a

> > > little prophet.

> > >

> > > Q. What kind of motor vehicles are in the Bible?

> > > A. Jehovah drove Adam and Eve out of the Garden in a Fury. David's

> Triumph

> > > was heard throughout the land. Also, probably a Honda, because the

> > > apostles were all in one Accord.

> > >

> > > Q. Who was the greatest comedian in the Bible?

> > > A. Samson. He brought the house down.

> > >

> > > Q. What excuse did Adam give to his children as to why he no

> > > longer

> lived

> > > in Eden

> > >

> > > A. Your mother ate us out of house and home.

> > >

> > > Q. Which servant of God was the most flagrant lawbreaker in the Bible?

> > > A. Moses. He broke all 10 commandments at once.

> > >

> > >

> > > Q. Which area of Palestine was especially wealthy?

> > > A. The area around Jordan. The banks were always overflowing.

> > >

> > > Q. Who is the greatest babysitter mentioned in the Bible?

> > > A. David. He rocked Goliath to a very deep sleep.

> > >

> > >

> > > Q. Which Bible character had no parents?

> > > A. Joshua, son of Nun.

> > >

> > > Q. Why didn't they play cards on the Ark?

> > > A. Because Noah was standing on the deck. (Groan…)

> > >

> > > PS…

> > >

> > > Did you know it's a sin for a woman to make coffee?

> > >

> > > Yup, it's in the Bible. It says . . . "He-brews"

> > >

> >

Enjoy Your Coffee

A friend sent the following in an e-mail today, and I thought it was worthy of posting.  If you've ever played the "comparison game", you will relate to this.  Enjoy your coffee.

A group of  alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their  old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life.
Offering his  guests coffee, the  professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups – porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some  plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite -telling them to help  themselves to the coffee.
All the  students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said:  "If you noticed,  all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones.  While it is but normal  for you to want  only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress.
Be assured that the cup itself, adds no quality to the coffee  in most cases just more expensive and in some cases even hides  what we drink.
What all of  you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups… And then began eyeing each other's  cups.
Now consider  this: Life is the coffee, and the jobs, money and position in  society are the cups. They are just tools to hold  and contain Life,  and the type of cup we have does not define, nor change the quality of  Life we live.
Sometimes, by concentrating only on  the cup, we fail  to enjoy the coffee God has provided us." God brews the  coffee, not the cups……….enjoy your coffee