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 …

What’s Brewing? Finding Satisfaction in the Work That Finds You

The rain fell steadily on the pavement outside the coffee shop Saturday morning as a steady flow of customers kept our drive-thru busy. One brave soul, a woman I judged to be a little younger than myself, ducked through the front door and shook rain from her hair. Ordering a small mocha with whip, she …

What’s Brewing? Where Everybody Knows Your Name

My part-time job at my favorite local coffee shop provides a front-row seat to everyday life. I’ll be sharing a few observations here on Monday mornings. Enjoy.     There’s a ring of truth to the words in the “Cheers” theme song: “Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got. Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help …