The day is yet dark, my coffee is piping hot, and it seems that winter has finally arrived in Iowa. The chill is a trifle scathing, while the world outside lies suddenly dormant in a wind-blown white.
Still. Quiet. I reflect.
My heart is so full of things. Good things. Wonderful things. Christmas things. Worrisome things (like the mouse I just caught scurrying across the laundry room floor. Eek).
Full. Of. Things. To peruse, ponder, and pray about.
This week will also be full. Calendar limits will be tested. Coffee will be my constant companion. For just a moment more, I linger at the window, warming my hands at the cup, and savor the view: winter white in the just-breaking dawn.
“You will keep in perfect peace
those whose minds are steadfast,
because they trust in you.” Isaiah 26.3 (NIV)
Love & coffee.