If We Were Having Coffee 8-7-21 #Weekendcoffeeshare#31

I haven’t done the weekend coffee share in a long time. Actually I haven’t participated in any challenges for a long time, but it feels like things are shifting and the time is right to start in with the challenges again. IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE TODAY, we would be sitting on my front porch at the Vicarage where I have drunk most of my coffee this week.

I would tell you that the renovation project at The Vicarage is moving forward. Our loan was conditionally approved this week and the design team came out to see the house together and put together a more concrete estimate of what this is going to cost us. So we are waiting with bated breath. Meanwhile I am continuing to clean and prune and prepare the Vicarage for the work that lies ahead. We of course are going to need to empty the kitchen as it is going back to the studs. So step one is throwingout things we will not use, do not need or things that are just plain broken.

If we were having coffee I would tell you this has been an exciting month at Cornerstone Church.I am preaching on the baptism in the Holy Spirit just now and this has been a very exciting study. Here’s just a taste of what we are talking about.

If we were having coffee I woul tell you all about Brenda’s new home in The Netherlands.

May be an image of brick wall and outdoors

I would tell you she has bought her ticket by faith and is heading back to her home in North Holland on Sept. 1st. I am so excited for her.

If we were having coffee I would share with you that life is full…not busy…just wonderfully full and exciting right now.



8 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee 8-7-21 #Weekendcoffeeshare#31

  1. Hello Joseph,

    I don’t think we’ve met. I’m Gary Wilson, currently from Northern Calif. about an hour’s drive north of San Francisco. I’ve been blogging since 2015 ( 3 years of learning the ropes, followed by 4 of actively going for it.) and have been part of this coffee share since May 2018.

    But thanks to a very welcome vacation last week, I’m late in making my rounds to see what everyone else has been up to. I was glad to see another man of faith joining in. I thought at one time (early 1980s) that I was called to the role of pastor, but now suspect I was incorrect and that life as a christian layman was where I was supposed to land, but I came through that period with my undergrad work done at a Christian College so had some great training which, as a retentively new Christian was great.

    Anyway, retirement is now close at hand and I blog as a way to exercise my creative writing skills. In short, I create short, clear, God-honoring, stories that are entertaining ( I hope ) that entertain and/or compel thought. I treat my blog site almost as a story library or artist studio where folks are invited to step in, wander the shelves and find things of interest to read.

    You might find this effort interesting and I invite you to check it out. I do have a couple of chruch-life stories, but my faith is not the point of my writing, it’s my omnipresent back drop. Much of my collection is autobiographical, a fun and rowdy look back at events that took place which stick in my memory and now represent a fun story to tell, just as if we were sitting around a coffee shop, getting to know each other and sharing fun things God let us live through.

    I would very much welcome another Christian man wandering my collection and reacting to some of my work to let me know how I’m progressing in living the life granted me, far from perfect, but always looking for a reason to smile while moving ever closer to becoming the person God had in mind for me.

    Most of my essays are 10 minutes or less to read. My newer work is fiction and some of those are longer, but i cap out at about an hour of my reader’s time. Those are clearly sorted.

    If interested in starting your blogging day with a smile, I might have just the link for you.
    Here’s a page where I have some short tours set up through the stacks.


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