In a Coffee State of Mind

It says - God is using you for His
special purposes, to shine His light,
to share His Love, to shape His people.
Woke up this morning with an intolerable hankering for a Dark Mocha Caribou (sugar-free dark chocolate syrup, espresso, milk, fresh orange peel and espresso infused whipped cream), so I headed over to my favorite hang out - Crossroads Books & Coffee.

Rachel greeted me as I walked in. She grabbed a cup and started writing up my order...she knows what I like.

I decided to browse through the bookstore before settling down to do a little blogging and found some great things to put on my wish list.

First was this really cool cup that had a rustic crackle finish. Love the rich brown colors. Then I spied a really beautiful, more feminine cup. I would feel so special sipping coffee out of this one. I guess I'm really torn between my feminine, girly side and my prayer warrior, army of the Lord side. Maybe I should have both cups so I could chose the one that suits my mood at the moment!

 Then i found this way cool CoffeeHouse Bible. This one is definately going on my Christmas wish list, except I don't think I can wait that long.

I wonder if people would think it strange if I started an "End of September" wish list? And do I really care if they think I'm strange? Never have before, so why start now?

Next I saw a devotional I just have to have. Coffee with God - 365 Devotionals to Perk Up Your Day.

Hey, I need my days perked up, don't you? I can just see myself sitting in my comfy chair, morning light spilling through the window behind me, steamy, creamy cup of warm coffee in my hands. I'm sure the presence of God would permeate the room. I need this devotional!

And finally, I saw this 2013 Calendar - Times to Treasure. this would be the perfect thing to slip in my purse. that way I would could schedule my days and remember to treasure each moment the Lord gives me. I could remember to redeem the time, to make every moment count.

 Yep, I need this calendar

If you live in the Phoenix West Valley area and haven't been to Crossroads Books & Coffee yet, you must drop by. Hey, you could start your own wish list!

And if you are related to me...see above! (It's a wish list - you don't have to wonder what to buy for me the next time you realize how wonderful I am!)

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Lauren said...

I love your wish list! I'm certainly a coffee person. I don't know what I would do without my coffee!

Jan Christiansen said...

Coffee lovers unite! Of course, I have to take mine decaf (heart issues) and sugar-free (diabetes), but I still love sipping on a hot cup of coffee in the morning.

Thanks for stopping by, Lauren!