WHAT CHOICES DO YOU MAKE

Sunday, September 25, 2016

50 IS NOT OLD | WHAT CHOICES DO YOU MAKEI recently did a post where I spoke about coffee, and how we can relate our faith to a cup of coffee. Many of you commented that you loved the devotion, and I even heard back from one reader, where the devotion was used at her church. Her husband was doing the meditation devotional, and he referenced my blog post about the coffee. I bet that has to be the first time that a fashion blog was quoted in a church devotional. Lol!

Today, I want to continue along that theme and talk about how you drink your coffee? I know some of you are saying, “with cream or with sugar.” I am not talking about what is in your coffee, I am talking about what your coffee is “in.”

A couple weeks ago, we actually had this discussion about cups, and since it went so well with my coffee devotional, I decided to mention it you all of you. The first thing we do when we go to get coffee, is to grab a cup out of the cupboard. Have you even given it any thought as to what kind or type of cup you pull out? Stop right now and look at your cup, what can you tell me about the cup, and what does the cup tell me about you?

Vintage:

I like vintage items, and maybe “I” am a little vintage myself. I think of vintage items as having a deep connection to the past, and relishing all the sacrifices that have been made by our ancestors. There is no one who made a greater sacrifice for us, than Jesus Christ. He gave his life, so that you could live.

Styrofoam:

Connivence is the key here. Most of the time, if we are drinking out of a styrofoam cup, it is because we are on the run. We put our coffee in the styrofoam cup, and head out the door. We run to a drive-through, and grab a cup to take with us as we drive along. Hurry, hurry, hurry. We all hurry and rush around like everything would fall apart if we took an extra few minutes to just sit quietly and drink our coffee. The Bible talks a lot about taking the time to be with the Lord in his presence. Do we hurry through that process too? I admit I am guilty. There is NOTHING more important than taking the time to talk to the Lord and read his word, so why do I feel the urge to reach over and grab the phone to check emails?

Solo Cup:

Everyone knows about the solo cups, there has even been a country song made just about that cup. A lot of people use these cups to “hide” what they are drinking. It is obviously not something they are proud of, and they are trying to keep it hidden from the world. That applies to a lot of people in their lives too. Do you have things in your life that you would rather keep hidden from the rest of the world?

1/2 Full or 1/2 Empty:

We all know the 1/2 full or 1/2 empty meanings. It all depends upon your outlook on life. Are you optimistic or pessimistic? This also applies to our faith. Are you full of hope, and trust, or do you think there is no way you will ever be good enough? The Lord welcomes EVERYONE, he does not care about your looks, your money, your health, your color, or anything else. He only wants your obedience, your love, your devotion.

Runneth Over:

Have you ever seen someone who just beams? They have this light inside them, that shines so bright, it is noticeable. Their cup runneth over! These are people we want to be around, they exude love and kindness. The Lord’s light shines in them and through them. We all have heard the, “This little light of mine,” song, so let’s let it shine.

Saying:

A huge trend is to have coffee cups with different sayings on them. I was looking through my cabinet, and I have all the free cups that have been given to me with different advertisements on them, but those aren’t the one’s that interested me. Instead, I wanted to see the one’s that I had purchased, or one’s that someone had given me. My favorite one’s are the one’s that the kid’s bought for me when they were young, that say “World’s Greatest Mom.” However, there are a couple other’s that speak volumes also, one says, “Don’t Bother Me I’m Crabby,” another says, “Don’t Let Anyone Dull Your Sparkle,” and the last one says, “It’s All About Me.” Those were all cups that were gifts, so what do those say about me as a person?

Making the choice of what we put our coffee in, is a simple choice. But, we as Christians are faced with lots of choices throughout the day. Did you choose to pray before you got out of bed, and thank the Lord for another day? Did you take some time to spend with the Lord in a morning devotional? Do you let his light shine in you? Whether you know it or not, someone is watching you, and the way you conduct yourself could have an impact on them. Let’s start making the right choice, starting with a simple coffee cup.

Have a blessed day!

 

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  • donnanonnasgramma
    September 25, 2016

    well said…and fun while at the same time..thought provoking! Thanks!

  • Nancy Baten
    September 25, 2016

    Haha, great post! I drink mine out of a cup from England with a typical English scenery on it! What does that say? That I love England! I dont know what els it means! Have a great Sunday!

  • Lisa
    September 25, 2016

    Good Sunday Mornin’ To Ya Tania….There is a saying “A little bit of coffee and a whole lot of Jesus”. It is printed on a t-shirt, plaque, a coffee cup and I’m not sure what else. I myself have a ton of mugs but not that one. I need to get that mug. I like to drink out of mugs that are seasonal or ones with a scripture on it. I definitely get up before anyone else and have my “alone time with God”. Yes, the choices we make as Christians can have an impact on other people. Great post as I always enjoy reading your post in Sunday. ~Lisa~

  • Lanita Anderson
    September 25, 2016

    Thank you for sharing your candid thoughts, as well as challenging us this morning – very well spoken!! I’m not a coffee drinker (although I love to smell it brewing!), I am a tea drinker, so I can relate to the different categories you’ve named, for our morning beverage, as well as applying them to my walk with Christ. Blessings to you this Sunday!

  • Teresa
    September 25, 2016

    I just recently started reading your post, & I love this! Sitting here on Sunday morning stirring my coffee with a spoon engraved ‘When I rise give me Jesus’ in a cup with statement ‘Be YOU’. Have a blessed day & thank you for sharing.

  • Jan
    September 25, 2016

    Today I’m drinking my coffee from an Emma Bridgewater Dahlia mug. I’m kind of an Anglophile and have a collection of their mugs. I do love your Sunday posts…I actually enjoy all your posts….but you seem to always hit my spot on Sundays…just what I need every Sunday morning. Have a lovely day. Today I’m drinking my coffee from an Emma Bridgewater mug. I’m kind of an Anglophile. XO

  • Jan
    September 25, 2016

    uh oh…I just reread my post…I tried to cut and paste and it didn’t happen and it looks as if I’m repeating myself. Oh well….I probably do that in real life all the time since I’m old. LOL

  • Donna
    September 25, 2016

    I have different cups for different times of year… Pumpkins, Christmas trees, Snowmen, Hearts, etc, You get the idea!!! Just makes my day and the cups are always huge and really mugs☕️☕️☕️

  • Audrey
    September 25, 2016

    Great post, Tania. I enjoyed it drinking coffee from my Lenox mug with butterflies, reminding me I am constantly changing.

    I am a big believer in motivational and positive messages. Most of my cups have something on them. Favorites at the moment are one with Esther 4:14 reminding me perhaps this is the moment for which I have been created and one with a Winston Churchill message – Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts.

    Have a blessed Sunday.

  • Raquel
    September 25, 2016

    Love this post! Thank you. My cup right now is white and light blue, simple decor, modern, coffee at half, with a little remembrance of an old cup. Just like me!!

  • Theresa
    September 25, 2016

    II think your spot on at least for me. I have mugs that were given to me as gifts that I’ve kept as beautiful reminders of the ones who gave them to me. One being the best mom mug my son bought me for Christmas. It was the first present he ever bought me by himself. My current mug is one I got for myself. It’s a mosaic look with the scripture verse from Ecclesiastes 3:ll He takes the broken pieces and makes them beautiful.

  • LindaBB
    September 25, 2016

    Saying thank you for another day is something I intend to remember. Thank you, Tania!

  • Susan
    September 25, 2016

    Good thought for a Sunday morning!

  • Loryl
    September 25, 2016

    Good anologies, great post! We drink form mugs from out favorite country inn. Hand thrown but not too heavy. I used to have a lot of inspiration teacher saying mugs form students and parents. My favorite was “children color our world” decorated with crayons.

  • dianneslucasbellsouth
    September 25, 2016

    Enjoyed this blog also. I love the coffee blogs. It’s funny, enjoyable reading. But there is also a a meaning to all of this and this why I love it and a lot of others. Hitting the spot.

  • Jill Stanwick
    September 25, 2016

    I have recently returned as a subscriber. Had to take a break because I was shopping too much. I’m glad to be back. Caught up and watched your skin,makeup and hair videos. Great! But I mostly love your positiveness and putting your faith out there…you go gurl!

  • 1010ParkPlace
    September 25, 2016

    I’m a woman of faith and I love your coffee cup analogy. BTW my last name is Coffee…. Brenda

  • bellsonme
    September 25, 2016

    My current coffee mug features a prayer to Our Lady of Menopause, and it’s nice and clean, up there in the cupboard where it belongs, waiting for another morning.

  • Cynthia
    September 26, 2016

    Love this post! Thank you.

  • Charlcy Green
    September 26, 2016

    Oh Tania, thank you for sharing your faith in our wonderful God thru something as simple as our morning coffee! It is so true that starting our day with the Lord will make all the difference! And I love the cup you’re using “Cup of Joe” what a pun for you! Fun!

  • Melesa Garrison
    September 29, 2016

    What a great example! I love my BIG mugs with all sorts of saying or from different place I’ve been. One of my favorites is BIG and very colorful, it says “I am Blessed” I did have my devotional this morning, but I did not thank God before I stepped out of bed. I am so very thankful to be well and alive. Thank you for your words of wisdom and your love for the Lord.

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