Thursday, December 06, 2012

December 6

Vintage A&P coffee ad from my collection
God is so good to give us moments of quiet and serenity even in the midst of a packed schedule.  Anyone who knows me very well will tell you that I tend to be a quiet (some would say introverted) homebody.  I just love being at home.  I have never yet found enough hours in the day at home.  There is always something needing to be done.  So a good day for me is one in which I don't have to leave the house.

Today was one of those busy days where I was out of the house a lot.  I did our grocery shopping plus my dad's in the morning, came home, put ingredients in the slow cooker and worked on my Sunday School lesson for a bit, and then headed out again to take my dad to a dental appointment in the afternoon.  Came home and finished my Sunday School lesson and then put finishing touches on my dad's supper.  Mr. T is delivering it as I write.  Busy day!

In the midst of the busyness I found a little oasis of calm.  The dental office where my dad goes has a really nice thing they do for people who are waiting, as I was, for patients seeing the dentist.  They offer them coffee!  Really!  They ask if you'd like coffee, then you choose your little K-cup and in a few minutes they bring your brewed coffee on a little tray, in a lidded mug, with a little pitcher of cream.  So there I sat, sipping Green Mountain Mocha Fudge coffee and working on a cross-stitched gift.  Quietness!  Serenity!  Coffee!  I don't take such things lightly.  I truly thank the Lord for the blessing of those moments.  And I thanked the receptionist, too.


  1. What a blessing to have a quiet moment with some coffee! I call those things "hugs from God" because He knows just how much we need a little something like that every now and then. I'm so glad you got to have that in the middle of your busy day!

  2. I know what you mean about being a homebody...I am the same way. So glad you had a moment to sit, sip and stitch.

  3. I like your term "hugs from God". Perfect! He knew I needed a hug today!

  4. What a nice little added touch to offer coffee. I stopped drinking coffee when I found out that we were expecting our last little one but I woke up this morning really wanting some. Something about the cooler days does it I think? I LOVE how we can enjoy those quiet moments in our day too. Home is my FAVORITE place to be as well. :) I often tell my husband that though some people desire going away for a night, staying at hotels etc. I just prefer my own bed and my own house. :)It is far from perfect but it is HOME and I LOVE it here.

  5. Arlene -- Sorry, I didn't realize you had commented when I replied only to Susan. I get the comments via email and sometimes, for whatever reason, they only come through a different email account that I have. Thanks for your sweet comment about sitting, sipping and stitching!

    Nikki -- hope you did enjoy a nice cup of coffee this morning since you woke up wanting some. Our coffee maker (just a $15 cheapie from Wal*Mart) is programmable so I set it the night before to come on at 4:45 and we wake up to a lovely aroma.

    I agree, I will take those quiet moments anytime and anyplace. Sometimes life can get so hectic, I love how God will give us a respite when we need it. I do enjoy traveling and getaways with my hubby, but on a daily basis, I love home the best. I'm not much of a gadabout!


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