I love seeing girlfriends getting together for coffee. In all great intentions to frequent the coffee shop and focus on another day’s study of Philippians, I was once again distracted! This time, two women leaving from their coffee date. Doubtful this wouldn’t have stuck as such a cord with me if it wasn’t something also near and dear to my own heart. It’s not even about the coffee, it’s the experience. There is something special about sitting in a quaint place (Starbucks works, but it can be very busy and noisy) with a dear friend chit chatting over a cup of jo.
Y’all, girlfriends are important! “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: 10 If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!” (Eph. 4:9-10) What’s even better is making Jesus the center of your conversation. When you have a sister in Christ, and you can make it a focus to have Jesus central, your conversations will be meaningful, impactful, memorable, and productive. Something tells me sharing a heart-girlfriend moment over a bowl of spaghetti just isn’t the same as over a frothy latte, the kind they make pretty leaves or other art in (can we say adds to the experience?)!
This frothy gem is something I created on my own this weekend. My secret weapon to make this happen? (The microwave… shhhh!) The trick from Fox’n Friends really worked! You heat up milk in the microwave for approx. ~1 min, put a lid on it and give it a good shake to foam it up, then add to your espresso or coffee. (Best to use a glass bottle with screw on lid, plastic containers will burst on you, promise *wink*).
Back to girlfriends, I truly pray you are blessed with quality over quantity of friends. There are times when quantity wins based on circumstance, but please know how important it is to have quality. I’ve had my share of quality bonding times with my dearest and closest friends. Since many of us have since changed careers and even relocated it’s no doubt a missing piece in my routine. It’s not the coffee I so dearly miss (although our little coffee shop sure made a great Congelatto!), it’s the moments we shared over and through that straw of goodness that leaves a void in my heart. Getting to witness other women enjoy this experience brings me joy. In our days of social media, texting, Face-booking, and being too busy with our corporate lives, please don’t ever give up the chance to un-plug, sink into a couch, and hold a hot beverage with your dearest friend by your side.
Father, we thank you for friends. Even though we may be married to our best friend, it’s equally important that we continue to have friends in Christ we can talk, share, laugh, cry, and work with. Please come into our hearts and give our busy brains a time-out to rest and unplug from the daily busy’ness we get so caught up in. We pray you are center in our conversations and interactions with people. Bless every hot cup of joe being held in this moment, everything we have is from you Lord, and we praise you for the smallest of things that bring smiles to our faces. Until the day we can drink a cup with you, our best friend of all.. Amen.