Stormy Skies // Coffee Series

Coffee With You Series

 Friend, why not take a few moments to pour a fine cup of coffee and visit with me? Let’s be refreshed with the goodness of the Lord together. I won’t be long.

Lately, life has been hard for a lot of folk I love. There have been storms which toll on friends and gray skies which dampen even the cheeriest of people. Illness, disease, financial burdens, depression, heartbreak and loss weigh on my heart as I look around my friends and see so many struggling.

I myself struggle when the skies of my life are gray and dismal.

We were never promised a perfect, easy life.

But we were promised a Refuge.

Sweet Readers, rest in your Heavenly Father’s care. He knows them that trust in Him and He is a stronghold in the day of trouble.

You are loved unmeasurably by a good, strong God; rejoice, Dear One.

And, if you cannot gather the strength to outwardly praise Him, I encourage you to lift up your heart and thoughts and sing nevertheless, even if just a whisper. Rest in His unfailing mercy. Sing of His great redemption.

And take time to be quiet in His presence … maybe with a cup of coffee and some quiet worship music filling the air.

With love, blessings and coffee,

Frannie

A Thankful Heart … In the Heat of Summer

“There are two times of the year. Autumn and waiting for Autumn.”

I laugh at these two lines because it is so true. For me, a coffee-toting, coat-loving, scarf-wearing gal, I thrive in the later seasons of Autumn and Winter. Not much makes me happier then a frosty lawn and a cool day.

But lately I’ve been feeling the challenge of being content where I am. I’ve felt a tug in my spirit urging me to be thankful for today, heat and all. The gentle nudging of the Holy Spirit has been instructing me to “choose this day whom I will serve” and I know that my Father God requires a heart of constant obedient thanks.

What in life are you struggling with today?

Could it be that you aren’t married? Haven’t any children? Haven’t enough children? Maybe the weather is too hot, your home too small or your church too modern.

Whatever it is, Dear One, I encourage you to check your heart. Is there any way you are stuck in a mess of discontentment? Could it be that you’re desire for change has turned into an ungrateful fuss?

I know that it is hard.

But I also know that there is blessing, freedom and joy in choosing obedience and a thankful heart.

With so much love and blessings,

Frannie

John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven. John 3:27

 

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. James 1:17