I was reminded of a few things today. First off, preaching this morning. God’s grace is always evident there. No matter how porrly I seem to estimate, the Holy Spirit is always at work. I spoke with our pastor later (he was away) and his standard question commenced my ponderings: “Did you find freedom this morning?” It is an odd question to many, but if you’ve ever stepped into a pulpit, or stood to teach, you find a resonnance in it. And as I ruminated over things, I was struck how deeply small things impact your estimation of things. For instance, a small word, simple statement, a look – all convey a certain understanding, a certain appreciation and agreement, and, above all, an evidence of the work of the Holy Spirit.
And to java, someone on the homeroasters list mentioned soemone having a far off look of mystery and appreciation as he recollected a bean. Part of what I preached about this morning centered on God’s bounty and provision. It is easy, in a highly consumeristic culture, to be divorced from the actual produce of the field. Homeroasting coffee seems to take me a bit closer, drinking and roasting what is seasonal for a particular place. Sort of round the world coffee, taking only what is freshest. Well, I also had to freshen up my stash, ordering:
Colombia Narino – Reserva Del Patron
Mexico Organic Oaxaca -Finca El Olivo
Uganda Organic Bugisu
Sumatra Organic Gayo Mountain
Ethiopia Harar Horse -Green Stripe
It will be nice once Harvey arrives, having something new to try. Seems like I’ve only had Brazil’s and Kenya’s for a while. But who can complain with fresh roast of any kind! And it’s all from God’s hand. Thank you!
Solo Deo Gloria,