When What You Need is a Facelift

I caught sight of my reflection in the mirror as I passed by recently and I did a double-take. Who is that woman, the one with the glum expression, the drooping face, the sad eyes? Taking stock of the image most people see when I’m not “on”, when I’m lost in myself, I was struck …

What’s Brewing? When It’s Time For An Attitude Adjustment

So, that job at the coffee shop, the one where I get to serve people wonderful java brews and take notes on “life”?  Well, I’m still doing it. But somewhere in the middle of everything, I let myself get disenchanted. And I came up with a list of reasons to quit: My co-workers are all …

What’s Brewing? In Search of the Perfect Blend

On a recent trip to Chicago to visit my son and daughter-in-law, I visited two coffee shops. In the same day. Whenever I’m traveling, I love checking out coffee shops, soaking up the unique ambiance, people-watching and, of course, snagging a good cup of coffee. A coffee shop that stands out in recent memory is Headquarters, …

What’s Brewing? Knowing Which Hat To Wear

The internet has been down at our house following a patch of stormy weather. In some ways, the outage has been a blessing, but being disconnected has also been inconvenient. Hence, this late post on “What’s Brewing” is brought to you from my favorite booth at Great Lakes Chocolate and Coffee (where the Pandora station …

What’s Brewing? The Coffee in Your Cup Helps Bring Children ‘Home’

She drew people to her, young and old alike. She just lit up the room. Was it her smile? Her naturally friendly manner? The curly red hair and sparkling giggle certainly caught your attention. But beyond all that, what illuminated the face of my friend Chris was love — the love of Jesus that she …