“Expect a Miracle”: Coffee with Stephanie Grounds

This is my friend Stephanie Grounds.  I have known her for about…oh…6 years now and developed a friendship with her from our time of fellowship at my previous church.  Stephanie and her husband Chad have been long time friends of my husband and have been there for him through thick and thin.  They have helpedContinue reading ““Expect a Miracle”: Coffee with Stephanie Grounds”

“Be Kinder Than Neccesary”: Part 3 of Coffee Gleanings with Mary Jo Pierce

This Christmas was a time filled with blessings and busyness.  Our time was filled with fellowship with family and loved ones, eating, laughing, baking, looking at Christmas lights, praying, rejoicing, staying in our pajamas all day…..and eating some more.  I also spent a great deal of time quietly reflecting on the goodness of God andContinue reading ““Be Kinder Than Neccesary”: Part 3 of Coffee Gleanings with Mary Jo Pierce”

Finding the Rhythm of God: Coffee with Mary Jo Pierce part 2

Before you start reading this post be forewarned that the contents in here may actually change your life and the lives around you….plus, it is part 2 of three so go back and read the first one if you haven’t yet. In this section of the time I spent with Mary Jo having coffee weContinue reading “Finding the Rhythm of God: Coffee with Mary Jo Pierce part 2”

“Prayer is birthed in knowing who God is”: Coffee with Mary Jo Pierce (part 1)

Last Friday I was blessed to have coffee with Mary Jo Pierce at her home…in her prayer room.  Such a precious little gift that the Lord gave me, and I am moved by it. Mary Jo Pierce is the Pastor of Prayer and Intercession at Gateway church…where I am a full time member.  She hasContinue reading ““Prayer is birthed in knowing who God is”: Coffee with Mary Jo Pierce (part 1)”

“I am a well loved child of the King.”: Coffee with Taffy Geisel

Last week I had coffee with a long time theatre friend and fellow sister in Christ, Taffy Geisel.  We shared jokes, laughter, high times, and even our low times.  All with colorful cups and hand made place mats that her kiddos made her long ago…that she just can’t part with. Taffy is a theatre directorContinue reading ““I am a well loved child of the King.”: Coffee with Taffy Geisel”

“Without the Holy Spirit we stereotype people”: Coffee with Sophie Cundy

This past Monday I was graced with the privilege of having coffee with my sweet friend Sophie Cundy.  Sophie is the wife of Ben Cundy and mother of three and recently is fostering another baby boy.  She is a small group leader for Titus 2 (a ministry for Pink at Gateway) and also works inContinue reading ““Without the Holy Spirit we stereotype people”: Coffee with Sophie Cundy”

“God’s Plan is Bigger Than My Dream”: Coffee with my friend Monica Bates

This past weekend I had coffee with my fierce friend Monica Bates…I say fierce on purpose and you will find out why when you read on.  I don’t have time to explain the details of how Monica and I crossed paths and became friends but I can tell you this…I’m blessed it happened, and IContinue reading ““God’s Plan is Bigger Than My Dream”: Coffee with my friend Monica Bates”

“Tears are a sign of great strength”….Coffee with my friend Brooke Morrison

Last weekend I was able to sit and have coffee with my dear friend Brooke Morrison.  She sat drinking her cafe latte and eating her almond crescent while we talked about life, Jesus, and…Christmas.  Yes…Christmas.  Brooke is a little Christmas elf and already has her house half way decorated for Christmas and there is stillContinue reading ““Tears are a sign of great strength”….Coffee with my friend Brooke Morrison”

Why I cry when I talk about Jesus…gleanings from having coffee with Jerri Benjamin

First off…Coffee gleanings is back.  After a busy summer and just taking a mental break for a while I wanted to get back in and starting gleaning as much as I can again from some amazing women of God. I don’t know if I can really put into words how meaningful it meant for theContinue reading “Why I cry when I talk about Jesus…gleanings from having coffee with Jerri Benjamin”