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Location: Tallahassee - Miami, Florida, United States

Just a guy who loves coffee and shares coffee.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

something im learning

like dancing, you can't mentor someone against their will. if they want you as a spiritual guide in their life then they will show that.

but...you can love someone against their will. and love is the one true necessity in mentoring.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The Coffee Pub Blog


we have posted new pictures on the coffee pubs blog.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

my Cathedral

I needed to get away because with every day that passed I was convincing myself that I did not want to be here, that I could not do it. I needed to get away because God had to remind me that He was still here and that I had to listen.

I went hiking in Providence Canyon in Georgia this weekend with my roomate Caleb. We hiked 18 miles.

The first night I realized that I had spent the entire day without thinking back to Tallahassee, Miami, work, friends, nothing. I had managed for the first time in a long time to clear my mind. And this brought me peace.

On the last night I started to think about work. But I wasn't thinking about what had to get done. My thoughts were on the fact that I felt refreshed. That God had given me the rest my soul had been needing for so long. And I looked forward to getting back and finishing my work.

Friday, October 06, 2006

pray without ceasing

I have always heard the Scripture that tells us to pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) but never knew how that was possible; never had experience. Tonight at 2:20 am I received an IM from my best friend, Danny, and his wife, Anais, who is 9 months pregnant. She began having contractions and they told me this may be the night.

As I have been reading through the book of Genesis it has become impressed upon me how the great leaders of God's movement throughout history have been in such close relationship with Him that they not only walk and talk with Him and make him dinner (Genesis 18:8) but that they also speak His promises to His people. I think this becomes possible because when you can fully immerse yourself in the presence of God, nothing else is able to compete for your mind.

At 2:20 am I began to pray for my best friend, that he be a man who leads his family to deep intimacy with God, being a role model for his new baby boy; for Anais, that she have an easy birth, first and foremost, that she would be a loving a nurturing mother who will be a model of a Godly woman so that her son will know the beauty of a woman who loves God passionately; for their marriage, that it be strenghthened with the birth of their first son; for #3 (the baby's temporary name), that he grow up to be a man who follows God with all he is and that he become a man who leads people toward God's activity here on earth.

I fell asleep and I continued to pray. I have never been able to pray without ceasing until tonight. My heart and my mind have been so focused on Danny, Anais, and #3 and asking God to be with them and strenghthen them and grow them, that I, for the first time in my life, have been able to focus entirely on Him. It is now 7:53 am and I have not stopped praying. Now the goal is to remember that God is always this close and to try to remain this focused on Him.