A brief update on my current experiment. Today marks Day 4 of my 1st week to cut back my coffee intake. Happily, only my 1st cup was had this morning! And I am happy that a trip to Dunkin Donuts with the Mitchell kids later in the day, did not tempt me. I did not get any coffee there! My one cup was made at the house this morning. I’m pretty excited that I went 3 days without even my 1st of 4 allowed this week. It didn’t seem too difficult – yet I know that won’t last, the euphoria of seeming ease. So I am powering through. Tea has been my substitution, and I’ve discovered a way where it won’t affect me as much either. Win-win.
So don’t expect to have to turn into this lady anytime soon, or ever again if we’re being honest. 🙂
Speaking of honest –
I just read the new (In)courage post for today. It was written by Heather, who is a reoccurring writer for (In)courage. Aptly named, “Honest” is a raw, brief insight into being real, unashamed, forthcoming with God. He can take it – have you heard that before? Because it’s not a rumor. It’s sheer fact. He doesn’t flinch when we come at Him with all our emotions. You want to know something really radical? He listens instead. He remains there, taking tear by tear, scream by scream, blow by blow. Have you ever met a person in your life who can take all the crap you can dish out without being at least a little scarred, effected, hurt? I haven’t and I believe it’s safe to say I never will. I know I haven’t been that person for others either. I venture to say we’re unable to overcome that type of response, at least in the worst of circumstances – because we’re human. We’re fallible. But there is a fortress of infallibility constantly standing guard around us. Our God is big enough. He’s standing there saying “Come to me with ALL you have. I will not fold beneath it. I will take you in my arms, hear all of your heart, and soothe the deepest of cuts”.