The name for my blog came to me a while ago as I sat one morning at my kitchen table with a sigh of relief that all moms can relate to: finally, the breakfast was finished, my kids were occupied with their toys and projects, and I…Well, I was able to slowly enjoy a little time to myself…Right next to me was my little devotional book on Proverbs I had picked up at a thrift store…It was a collection of encouraging prompts to look to the Bible to find wisdom and purpose for busy mothers…I didn’t read it every morning, but when I did, it surely made a big difference in my attitude for the day. I hadn’t really paid attention to the book’s cover until that morning when my eyes lingered for a second longer on the cover as I was sipping my coffee. Second Cup Of Coffee by Jean Shaw…Huh!
It made me smile…what a perfect companion to my routine!!! It was an accurate description of my days and the state of my mind. Yes, it’s the time of my second cup of coffee when I am relaxed and focused just a bit more than during the first few hours of the morning when we rush to get started, and boy, do I savor both, my delicious drink and my time alone with my thoughts. That’s when I said to myself: “That could be a great name for a blog if I ever have one…”
A few years have passed, and as my kids got older, the routine of my “second cup of coffee” stayed the same…I look forward to it with giddy anticipation! 🙂
My mornings still start with a nice hot cup of coffee when the rest of the house is still asleep and I can savor the first few minutes of peace and quiet. Then the house inevitably erupts in noises and rushing about to get ready for school, and … And, as it often happens in my house, my cup of coffee gets forgotten somewhere on the counter or on the shelf, and I don’t come back to it until both kiddos are on the bus on their way to school…My coffee is cold and unappealing by then, and so I usually brew another cup, get comfy at my kitchen table and start my day…
While having my second cup of coffee is usually the time when the “magic” happens…I have a blissful QUIET time of prayer and devotions, scheme great plans, dream big dreams, and dig deeper in my heart to seek balance and wisdom in my life.
A lot of the projects, plans, and ideas, and just random thoughts that will be shared here started/were generated during my favorite time, the time of my second cup of coffee!
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