Showing posts from November, 2010

Just one Taste

Taste and see that the Lord is good. Psalm 34:8

My friend brought me some much needed coffee the other morning. This was not just any coffee either! It was flavored with the most delicious creamer I have ever tasted: Belgian White Chocolate Macadamia. She told me how wonderful it was, but of course I would have to taste it to believe it. And one taste just wasn't enough.

Just one taste and you can't stop thinking about it. Just one taste and you're craving more. Just one taste and nothing else compares. Oh, I tried MY flavored coffee with MY flavored creamer the next day and the next but it didn't do justice to that ONE.

So that's got me thinking. Coffee and Jesus. Quite a correlation, but hang with me. Isn't that what He said? Taste and see. I have tasted (tried, experienced) and I have seen (understood, learned, have knowledge of). But what gets at me is how often I try to fill that longing with something else. Not necessarily "bad" things either - thi…

Choose Life whatever the Cost

My sense of efficiency costs me. I THINK it just irritates me, but today I realize again and more, that it costs me. In the natural today, it would have "cost" me my iPod. But what might my sense of efficiency cost me in the kingdom of God - the spiritual realm.

Here's the story. You see, I had mistakenly thrown my iPod away. The tiny little iPod shuffle that is a great size for running, had gotten stuck to some duct tape I was throwing away. And my mind was elsewhere. I didn't realize it was missing until this morning when I sat down to listen to a worship song. Throughout the morning, retracing my steps, I looked everywhere! Since it was not in the usual place, I realized I must have mistakenly put it down somewhere with something else - but it was nowhere to be found.

Where was the last place I had seen it or when had I last used it? On the table outside by the wadded up duct tape . . . OH NO . . . the duct tape that I threw in the trash. The trash that was filling…