Lord I believe, help my unbelief.
"Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him! O people of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. How gracious he will be when you cry for help! As soon as he hears, he will answer you. Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it."
Saturday, March 29, 2008
coffee and the great outdoors
There is a part of my heart that is reserved. I call that place "porchie" or "the porch" otherwise known as Backporch Coffee Roasters. One thing that I am confident of is that there will be coffee in heaven. And God will probably ask Dave Beach to Roast it. I used to spend my mornings here, reading my bible and conversing with my comrades and playing the occasional game of skip-bo. However, since my hours are few these days I really only get to stop by and grab my standard americano with cream (of which I don't stir, that's right I don't stir my cream in, it mixes itself naturally people! I'm not lying, after one or two sips, I'm serious. save the trees and don't stir please. I'm kidding. I'm not that much of a hippie, but I really don't stir) and I'm off to work or school or church or if I'm luck it's saturday and I get to sit for a while and stare out the window and people watch, which is a glorious hobby to pick up I might add.
And the most recent addition to my life, sunrises on Turf Butte. Are you confused as to what and where Turf Butte is? oh I will tell you. There are two ways to get to it. One is easy and one is very very difficult (the kind of difficult that makes you feel like your a 50-year old smoker with asthma). Oh but there's a catch, in order for you to know how to get there...you have to come watch the sunrise with me, during this time of year it rises between 6:22 and 6:52, early yes, but worth it. Because one of the coolest things about watching the sunrise is seeing God in it. But not the complicated spiritual metaphoric God, but in the simpleness of Himself. I was watching it this morning and just thinking about God and while there were a million cool things that mirror God and sound very profound I was honestly just taken aback with God. Just Him, no specific part of His character or virtue, just simply Him. I just enjoyed being with God and watching the sunrise. Try it, Try it, Try it. Sunrise or no. Just enjoy being with God and having no agenda, there's not many things that are better.
Much love. Very much love.