All posts tagged: Coffee

Life: Overwhelmed by 2016

“Day three of the New Year and I am incredibly overwhelmed” ~ this is how I started my prayer to God. I was overwhelmed by the hype of entering into a new year and the pressure of making moves in 2016. Seeing everyone’s life goals, mood board, planners and hearing people shout “This is my Year of [insert goal here]”*, pretty much put my mind in overdrive and I began to panic and concluded that I hadn’t achieved much in my 20+ years of living unlike my social media** peers. I was overwhelmed and anxious because I had not 100% trusted God with my life. I knew I had to pray – both my heart and mind were racing and formulating thoughts at speeds I could not keep up with – so I headed to the shopping centre where I went to grab the coffee I was craving for, buy some socks I desperately needed, window shop like a baller and most importantly pray because it was necessary. After leaving the shopping centre I felt reassured. …

Faith: I Gave Maria My Gloves!

One cold November evening after work I stopped to speak to a homeless lady who usually sits close by my office, at this time our conversations are frequent. Some loose and not so loose change, some coffees, turkey sandwiches and a few chocolate chip muffins, have also been common givings during our frequent catch-up-sessions. However this particular November evening it was really cold and I had my pair of thick, woolly, creamed-coloured H&M gloves in my bag. I had every intention of putting on my very warm gloves, but never got round to actually taking them out of my bag by the time I caught up to Maria sitting at her spot. With our usual pleasantries exchanged and a brief (yet always the same) Q&A, I offered to buy Maria her usual coffee with one sugar and half & half. As I handed her the coffee I heard God say “give her your gloves.” I laughed Him off, “like yeah right”, and insisted that my body turned in the direction that led to home. I …