Welcome to the Coffee for Your Heart Cafe
I’m Italian and “Mangia! Mangia! Eat! Eat!” was something I heard a lot growing up. I have also became familiar with the voice of my creator who invites “feed my sheep.” No wonder I couldn’t resist playing with the Coffee for Your Heart metaphor and thinking about opening a Coffee for Your Heart Cafe. So won’t you indulge me with a visit to this virtual place for some healthy encouragement and great company? Come as you are and make yourself at home as you take in what’s on today’s menu. I would love this to be a community space so am eager to listen to what you think and any suggestions to add, change, or modify what is served. Bon Appetit!
Good Morning Chai Chai Chai
Sip into your morning with de-light attitude and you’ll dance through the day with joy!
In the morning, O lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. ~Psalm 5:3
Burnt Charcoal Java Lava
Extra-black, full bodied coffee roasted over an open fire to give a you a kick that lasts and strong flavour that sticks it to your obstacles all day long. Your strength gets stirred as your cup runs over with the outpouring of God’s power from his hand to your heart.
It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect ~Psalm 18:32
For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.~ 2 Chronicles 16:9
Ephesian Artistian Signature Expresso Espresso
An eclectic blend of rare and priceless beans from the four corners of the earth expertly crafted with the coffee master’s touch to make this exquisite brew that’s truly a work of art – like you!
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.~Ephesians 2:10
Fully Loaded Everything and the Kitchen Sink Alphabet Soup
Every spoonful spells out the truth that you’ve got what it takes and have everything you need.
And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.~Philippians 4:19
For the Lord God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The Lord will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right. ~ Psalm 84:11
To Aroma with Love
a lovely selection of homemade desserts scent from above
Our lives are a love story written long ago by the hand of God and we all get to play the hero when we love one another as He loves us. Love. Sweet love that never fails. That’s what life is about.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for those who fear Him ~ Psalm 103:11
No one has seen God; but if we love one another. God lives in us and His love is made complete in us. ~ 1 John 4:12
I trust in God’s unfailing love forever and ever. ~ Psalm 52:8
Be Mine Valentine Hot Chocolate
I have called you by name; you are mine. ~ Isaiah 43:1
What more can we say?
Slow as Molasses Pumpernickel Bread Starter Dough
You’ll have to wait till you get home to enjoy this bread. And then wait some more. Feed the dough two spoonfuls of sugar and a pinch of flour every day for 3 weeks. Then pop it in the oven for a hearty loaf of delicious indulgence! You’ll see. Like all good things, the wait will be worth it. Mmmmmmmmmmmm!
For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay. ~ Habakkuk 2:3
Melt in your mouth Forgotten Cookies
Now you see them. Now you don’t. Mistakes. Angry words. Unkind deeds. Every ounce of unforgiveness. Gone. Forgotten. How sweet it tastes as they go down, never to return. Just as our heavenly Father forgives us.
“I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.” ~ Isaiah 43:25
Bear with one another and forgive one another . If any of you has a grievance against someone forgive as the Lord forgave you. ~ Colossians 31:3
The same can be said of the past – But one thing I do, forgetting the things which are behind and reaching forward to those which are ahead. ~ Philippians 3:13
Second helping: Psalm 103;12
Treasure Island Truffles
Specially selected for you because you are a treasure and precious in God’s sight.
Because you are precious in my eyes, and honoured, and I love you. ~ Isaiah 43:4
Mount of Olives Salad
Served in honour of the “thy will be done” that changed the world forever. When life tosses you about, tough circumstances bites you hard in the crunch and good things slip away like oil there’s peace in the salad bowl of Gethsemane surrender. As we remember the agony in the garden and the “yes” that saved our lives we whisper our own “thy will be done” and carry on to make our difference in this world.
Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done ~ Luke 22:42
I want to live as your servant, doing your will from my heart. ~ Ephesians 6:6
Triple thick high energy shake. Especially tasty and refreshing when you grow weary, tired or discouraged:
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. ~ Isaiah 40:31
I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint. ~ Jeremiah 31:25
God gives power to the weak and to those who have no might He increases strength. ~ Isaiah 40:29
Double Rise Pizza Pies
Because with God on our side we can rise up to and rise above anything!
Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. ~ Isaiah 60:1
Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!~ Isaiah 30:18
Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light. ~ Micah 7:8
Nighty Night Star Light, Star Bright
Sleepy Time Tea Tonight
Drink deeply of the Lord’s presence and providence.
I will lie down and sleep in peace for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. ~Psalm 4:8
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast because they trust in you. ~ Isaiah 26:3
Everyone leaves with a basket filled with the fruits of the Holy Spirit to nourish others with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, goodness, faithfulness, and self-control. ~Galatians 5:22-23
Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind,
for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.
~ Psalm 107:8-9
This week Coffee for Your Heart invited us to “just share whatever is on your heart that could encourage someone else.” You can grab another cup of encouragement at Coffee for Your Heart at Holley’s place to hear her message and link-up to more inspirational posts from the Coffee for Your Heart Community.
Thank you Holley Gerth
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