Friday, September 28, 2007

Northwest Living



I recently was sent a funny through the email. It was a 'You know you live in the Northwest' thing from Jeff Foxworthy. No, Jeff did not send it to me...you get the picture.

Anyway, one of the top ten was 'If you can order coffee at least 10 different ways'. Who knew this was skill, a talent even? I have a friend from Texas, she has lived here for 4 years but still insists she is a Texan (the girl needs to bloom where she has been planted). She thinks you either order coffee black or with cream and sugar. I have to order for her here. But I digress. This Texas woman thinks we are all coffee snobs. Coffee Snobs? Just because I like a grande white chocolate mocha iced non fat no whip? Just because I like my Black Tea Lemonade? Just because I like a little Blended Carmel Latte? Just because I know all the Starbucks employees at my favorite one (there are 3 in my town) by name? Just because my kids know the difference between a Dutch Bros. and Starbucks?

OK maybe we are snobs after all. But it doesn't get much better than sharing a coffee and a molasses cookie with my Wednesday Night Coffee Girls. I look forward to it all week. It is a group of about 15 women. We are not all there at the same time, but each week some of us are there. The Starbucks empoyees call us their 'Church Ladies'. I love that! We talk about what the Lord is teaching us, what are kids are doing, and sometimes what we are struggling with our how we are really blowing it. We lift eachother up and encourage one another to press on. We come from all different walks of life and different places too. We are not all like minded. Often sometimes the only thing I think we have in common is our love of Jesus. But that is good. God uses these women to challenge me and cause me to search for myself.

3 comments:

Lori's Wacky World said...

I miss our coffee time....
let's just say I'm being "roasted" for a season and when I'm done, I'll be smellin' goooood!

from your absent coffee-snob friend...

Lori
;0)

Lisa writes... said...

Coffee...girlfriends...talks...encouragement...Jesus...Can I come too?

Kim said...

That sounds wonderful! I would love that!