Monday, August 30, 2010

My coffee bar

This is one of my favorite spots in my house. I call it the coffee bar, a small little nook on my counter top that holds all of my favorite appliances. I have recently noticed that this seemingly small area of my home actually has great power over the outcome of my day...in a way. If I arrive here at 5:30 am, the promise of a good day is likely. If I arrive here at 7:15 am, you can bet your bottom dollar that I am also barking at children "hurry up and get in the car before we are late", and "you don't need to brush your teeth, I'm sure your breath smells fine", or maybe "grab a pop tart, we have no time for real food"...clearly a less than perfect start to a day. Such power a simple little place can have.

And don't think for one minute that the sign hanging on the wall hasn't been placed there quite intentionally. I read that every morning whether it is 5:30 am or 7:15 am, and every morning it speaks to me differently. Some mornings it is telling me to believe that through Him, I am capable of raising these children of mine. Some mornings it is telling me to believe that I am not slowly loosing my mind. Some mornings it whispers to believe "you are who He says you are, not who the world says you are ". And then there are some mornings it begs to just simply believe Him. Whatever the circumstance or the struggle, it offers a reminder of truth and encouragement...and a good cup of coffee. And whether that coffee cup is rushed or sipped and savored, it is indeed a gift, and my cup always runneth over.

Amy

15 comments:

PAT said...

I love this idea. I'm going to suggest something like this to J. We have a large double vanity in our bathroom that would be perfect for something like this. Especially with the cooler months coming on, when we drink more coffee. We could grab a cuppa and sit on the porch, bebore our day begins.

The sign is wonderful.

Jo said...

Must admit that I look forward to greeting my coffee maker each and every morning. I had to giggle at the times you gave and their effects on your day. I'm SO there with you! Isn't it amazing how just one word can hold such strength. Thank's for the reminder this morning ~ a great way to start the week.

Jo

amandatdodson said...

That's so true! Whatever time I meet "the maker" usually sets the tone for the day!

The DG Family said...

I need one of these cute little coffee bars. Can you believe I don't even own a coffee maker? Love that.

Ashley @ The Hillside Home said...

Love it. Know exactly what you mean---about coffee and believing. :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Every home needs a small space like this to start the day off right. I love mine too. Hugs, Marty

Vanessa said...

Whew! I hear you on the "timing" of that first cup of coffee! In fact, I'm going to go get mine right now! I'm thinking I should start leaving my Bible right by the coffee maker...hmmmm...
Vanessa
http://southerninmyheart.blogspot.com

Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] said...

Mmmm, love me some coffee! And I love that you have that sign there to remind you how to start your day off in the morning! I need to find something to strategically place in the morning and remind me of my first things first :]

Gypsy Heart said...

I love to have my coffee as soon as possible after I wake up. I love your little coffee bar ~ a great idea! I also love the sign and it truly can speak to you in a different form each time you read it. That's the way I think about it anyway. :-)

Hope you have a blessed week ~
Pat

Teresa said...

Nicely said.

Raining Pearls said...

So beautifuly written. Thanks for the reminder to Believe...

Brittany said...

I too have a little coffee bar on my counter that I love! Like you, I have intentionally put a sign at mine, but my sign says "blessed." As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to put it on our coffee tray to remind me every morning as I grabbed my coffee how blessed I am. There are many mornings when I see that sign and smile.

Richella said...

Yes, ma'am, your cup runneth over. . . and I'm so glad you share the overflow with us! You're a treat. :)

Laura said...

I am lookin' for a Believe sign. Love your interpretation of that!

Between You and Me said...

we have the same coffee pot....

LOVE my coffee station...

it's my drug of choice.

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