30 In 31 Days of Coffee Talk with Jesus/ Faith

Coffee, Jesus & An Invitation

If you were sitting with your best girlfriend sipping a cup of hot coffee, what words would spill out of your heart?  Would you keep the conversation surface deep, or would you feel safe enough to dive deeper into the core of what was truly on your mind and in your heart?  My girlfriends are a safe place where I allow myself to be vulnerable and share the depth of my heart — the good, the bad and the ugly.

When I meet with Jesus in the morning — or in the afternoons because sometimes I just can’t get up in the mornings — I love to have a cup of coffee in hand.  There is just something about the warmth, the aroma, and the intimacy that I feel in those moments.  As my mind is awakened by the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, my heart is awakened by His love for me as I read His Words and reflect on His promises.

For those of you who have followed my blog for at least the last year, you will remember that I participated with The Nester and over 700 other bloggers in writing for 31 Days last October.  It was a challenge, but it was so good for my heart.  I wasn’t perfect, but I stayed the course.  I wrote on the topic of abiding in God’s presence. You can find all of the posts in that series here.

I am excited to participate again.  I prayed and asked the Lord what my topic should be and all I heard was, “I want to talk with you”.  I believe that as Jesus speaks to my heart, He will also speak to yours.

This October, I will be blogging for 31 days.  Are you curious as to the topic?

This blog series is about coffee and Jesus, and what happens to our hearts as the aroma of freshly brewed coffee is interwoven with the aroma of the love of a God who desires to share His heart with us.

I hope you will come along with me on this journey.  Please feel free to share this post with your girlfriends and invite them to come along as well!

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30 Comments

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    Stephanie Hanes
    September 25, 2012 at 5:02 am

    Oh, I’m excited to read your 31 days. With a new baby coming, I won’t be able to participate on my own blog, but it will be good for my soul to read your series too. 🙂

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    veronica
    September 25, 2012 at 5:04 am

    I am so excited for your series! What a perfect idea and I cant wait to read what the Lord is putting on your heart for the 31 days…oh, and I just LOVE your button for it! Aroma of coffee + the aroma of God’s love = you have got me hooked 😉

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    Mary Bonner
    September 25, 2012 at 5:08 am

    Sounds great…I can’t wait to read what you write.

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    StefanieYoungBrown
    September 25, 2012 at 6:07 am

    Yippee!! I can’t wait!!

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    Diane Swanson Miller
    September 25, 2012 at 6:22 am

    So glad you decided to step up to the challenge again. I’m almost 5 months into this blogging thing and I’ve connected with so many who took the challenge last year, that I want to do the same. It is a real challenge. I’m wrestling it out. As I do…do you have any tips or suggestions that will help make this a fun, not torturous 31 days?

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    Larri at Seams Inspired
    September 25, 2012 at 7:12 am

    Looking forward to your October posts, friend! 🙂 Happy Tuesday!

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    Shannon Milholland
    September 25, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Since I blog at Jesus & My Orange Juice I obviously like morning beverages with my Jesus! This is a great challenge. It’s amazing how our life changes when we choose to connect with God in our absolutely ordinary lives!

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      Barbie
      September 25, 2012 at 6:14 pm

      So true Shannon. Looking forward to checking out your blog!

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    Beth Zimmerman
    September 25, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    If I was sitting, with a girlfriend, sipping hot coffee, I would yell, “GROSS!” And spew hot liquid across the table! I do not like anything about coffee! Except its fans! 🙂

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      Barbie
      September 25, 2012 at 6:14 pm

      Ha ha! I will try to keep the smell of coffee at bay!

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    Beth Zimmerman
    September 25, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    I’ll be here as long as it doesn’t smell like coffee. =)

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    Glenda Childers
    September 25, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    what an adorable and inviting button and topic. I decided not to do it this year … and will miss being a part. Have a fun 31 days with coffee and Jesus.]

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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      Barbie
      September 25, 2012 at 11:16 pm

      Thank you Glenda. And I totally understand. Hopefully, I will stay the course!

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    Child of God
    September 26, 2012 at 6:38 am

    What a great idea! I sure do remember you writing last year and will be looking forward to reading this year.

    Blessings hon,

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      Barbie
      September 26, 2012 at 5:35 pm

      Thank you my friend!

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    Debbie Petras
    September 26, 2012 at 6:57 am

    Good for you Barbie. I’ve often thought of participating in one of these 31 day blogging post series but haven’t so far …

    What a great topic though. I’ll be tuning in to yours.

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie

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      Barbie
      September 26, 2012 at 5:34 pm

      It certainly is a challenge Debbie. Praying the posts come together as God leads. Have a beautiful evening.

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    Rosann
    September 26, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Oh…Barbie…this sounds so so wonderful. I’m really looking forward to reading your series on this. And I’m very tempted to join in on the fun myself. I’ve been feeling terrible writers block this month (with all the drama in my world) and I really need something to get me passionate about it again. What better way than to ask God to be my daily inspiration. I’m just not sure I could keep up with it. Praying…

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      Barbie
      September 26, 2012 at 5:34 pm

      I totally understand Rosann. If you feel a release from God, I say go for it. Even if you aren’t perfect, I think it would be so good for you! I am praying God gives me the strength to be consistent as well.

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    Kim
    September 27, 2012 at 8:15 am

    He is the one to share with…good luck with 31 days

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      Barbie
      September 29, 2012 at 6:54 pm

      Thanks Kim!

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    Nikki
    September 27, 2012 at 10:33 am

    I’m so excited… 😉 I’ll have a chai in my hand while I read. 😉
    I so wanted to participate this year (since I wasn’t yet blogging last year) but alas, I didn’t get my act together….and don’t think I could by then!

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      Barbie
      September 29, 2012 at 6:54 pm

      Well, if you decide to do it, don’t worry about being perfect. I did miss a few days last year. I cannot imagine would would pour out of your heart for 31 days, but I know it would be so good!

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    JamieRHess
    September 28, 2012 at 7:34 am

    I loved your 31 Days series last year and I know this year will be no different! Looking forward to reading along.

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      Barbie
      September 29, 2012 at 6:53 pm

      Thanks so much Jamie!

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    Jennifer Camp
    September 28, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Love this!! Can’t wait! Those are going to be some awesome chats! 🙂

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      Barbie
      September 29, 2012 at 6:53 pm

      Thank you my friend!

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    Dawn Paoletta
    September 29, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    I was so excited as soon as I saw your topic and name I said THAT HAS TO BE MY BARBIE! lol. I am joining in too! I am hoping to have the button, but I do not know how to do that so I am using an image for now. I am doing 31 Days of Faith Life Preservers! Love and prayers for many riches in His grace!

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      Barbie
      September 29, 2012 at 6:53 pm

      Hi Dawn. I am so glad you are joining in. I know your posts will be powerful. Love your topic. The Nester has several images that you can use for your button? You simple would upload to whatever image hosting you use and edit it, then link it to your blog. Here is the link: http://www.thenester.com/2012/08/31-days-buttons.html

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    Amy Dane
    September 30, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Sounds AMAZING, Barbie. Can’t wait!! <3

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