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It’s been quite awhile since I’ve shared a tidbit or two about me, but I’m taking care of that right now.
It is no secret that I’ve always liked coffee. When we were quite young and wanted to have coffee like the grownups, my Mom would make a concoction that was mostly steamed milk with a little coffee in it. My sisters and I, however, felt much more mature when we were having our coffee drink.
Now it takes a couple of cups to get this motor running. I just am not myself first thing in the morning, mostly because I wake up with a migraine about every single day. Some coffee and Excedrin® usually work within an hour or two, and then I am much better company!
My Dad started drinking his coffee black many years ago and still does. I can recall my Mom watching me doctor my coffee with creamer and sweetener and asking me many times, “So, you still drink it with all that stuff in it?” And I would always reply, “Yes, Mom, I still do. I can’t imagine drinking it black, yuk!”
Fast forward many years and now you’ll find me drinking it black—no cream—because of a daily allergy. And I don’t even use sugar or a sweetener, because that cup of black coffee somehow doesn’t seem to taste as good that way.
I never, ever, ever, ever… imagined I would not only be drinking my coffee black but enjoying it that way!
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It may seem silly to some of you but I am truly thankful for my coffee. I normally wake up in a lot of pain and very brain fogged. Coffee, combined with pain meds, really helps me get moving…most days.
Even though I don’t completely get rid of my pain, coffee at least makes my brain feel like it’s functioning better. And I have to tell you that I am so thankful for my Keurig, which makes great coffee. [Thanks again, Kathy, Alan and Denise!]
So here’s to my readers who love us some coffee!
Yes, this photo is a fairly good representation of my current life. However, my pill box is quite large with 4 compartments per day: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Bedtime. Yep, that’s how I roll these days.
Coffee Break: Recharge Your Brain read an Internet headline and could I ever relate to that! I am definitely a coffee drinker and very thankful that its pick-me-up properties help ease me into my day. I awaken with a migraine almost every day, which really fogs my brain. Usually a strong cup of coffee (or two) will jumpstart my migraine med into high gear and help me better able to face whatever the day holds.
“Therefore do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away,
yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.” —2 Corinthians 4:16
In this Scripture passage, Paul is urging us not to dwell on our present circumstances and trials, but instead focus on God’s grace in our lives. It is He, after all, who gives us the hope and faith to hold on … no matter how yucky we’re feeling.
I am always impressed by how often Paul—who continually praised God in the midst of the many trials, persecutions and imprisonments he endured—encourages us to look outward to God rather than inwardly focusing on our daily concerns.
What an example Paul is! He never lost heart over his dire circumstances. In fact, he urged his followers to use these situations to draw closer to God in order to be spiritually and emotionally renewed. Paul’s close relationship with the Lord gave him the confidence to rely on the Holy Spirit’s strength when things were
toughest for him.
That’s what all of us can do. During those times when we feel we absolutely cannot go on, let’s not let fatigue or pain keep us from drawing closer to God and renewing ourselves with His refreshing spiritual nourishment.