As the Keurig finished brewing my coffee, God spoke to me, "Heather, you should give up caffeine."
The internal dialogue continued, "But God, coffee makes me a better mother, more ambitious and excited." God replied, "Heather, if you are relying on coffee to get you through the day, it would be good for you to take a break from it." I left the coffee maker thinking, "Ok God, I will think about it."
I went on with my day and proceeded to drink two more coffees. While having lunch with friends, I overreacted to something someone said and left the lunch feeling embarrassed. I blame my overreaction on my caffeine high and as I got in my car I thought, "Ok God, you are right, this coffee thing is getting out of hand and I need a break."
So, I plan on giving up my beloved coffee for lent beginning on Wednesday Feb 18, a week from today. Wish me luck friends. I am sure God has a plan for this journey and there will definitely be some extra praying going on around here.