Thursday, March 17, 2011

This Is The Stuff

I heard this song on the radio yesterday, and woke up singing it this morning.  It's not my favorite song, but it has a good beat.

It's all about the "stuff" that makes you nuts and aggravates you throughout your day and how God uses it to make you into His image.  Pretty cool message really.

Sadly, i was singing the song in my head in a completely different context this morning.

I don't know what it is.  But some days . . .

Some days i can wake up just feeling like someone bashed me in the head and implanted worms in my stomach while i slept.  And sometimes, that first cup of three day-old re-heated coffee somehow makes everything better.

That's what happened this morning.  Until about 5 minutes ago, i was feeling pretty bad.  It's Thursday morning, and my body (and my mind) would really rather just take an un-earned sick day today, but i can't.  I'm tired.  My stomach was doing horrible things, and i wasn't sure if breakfast was even a good idea.

But then i took that first sip of coffee.

Close your eyes and pretend with me.

Wait!  Open your eyes, silly.  This is a blog; you'll miss out on the rest if your eyes are closed.

Pretend in a minute.

That first, refreshing, comforting, everything's-going-to-be-o.k.-because-God-made-coffee-beans, sip, which turns into a long life-giving drink of perfectly warm, perfectly sweetened, perfectly creamed, i-feel-so-much-better-now, coffee.

Yeah, THIS is the stuff.

Thank You, God, for coffee.  Especially today.


  1. yes and amen!!! i know the feeling very well!!! see you later today!!! i won't pinch you i promise!!!

  2. Whether some may call it shallow or not I do not care, All I know is your funny comments really help make my day. I love reading your posts.
    Your Daddy loves you so much.

  3. I love that song. My favorite line has to be "Caught up in my little mess, I forget how big I'm blessed." I do get caught sometimes in work, or masters' project, or seeing the state of the kitchen, but I have been blessed so much. :) Thanks for the reminder.

  4. "Everything's gonna be ok because God made coffee beans"! HA! Funny! :-)


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