"If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day." — E.B. White

Friday, April 1, 2011

No Foolin' ~ No Coffee!

Happy April Fool's Day!
Did you prank your family or friends?
We have a two hour snow n ice delay for school -  I was sure The Farmer was prankin' me when he told me...
But this is no joke,
I know, I shouldn't "scream" in caps, but wouldn't you?!
Green tea may be makin my body better but my mommy brain is sufferin'!

I actually gave up coffee for lent. Go read this at Life in Grace if you somehow missed it... "Lent is time to retreat with Our Father. To confess to Him that we have wandered so far from home and that we have become far too ‘comfortable’ in the pleasures of this life. To confess to Him how utterly dependent we have become on everything, but Him."

It ties in well with my thoughts on Water for Christmas' "Live Without" campaign...  There are too many who live without basic needs in the world right now. Maybe in my tiny way I can help.
Each nonstop second that I crave coffee, I say a prayer for those who live without and thank God for his love and compassion. During April I will also drop a dollar in a savings jar each day.
By Easter I should have a small donation and hopefully be more in the habit of praying when I need a quick fix, instead of leaning on false comforts (like coffee n chocolate)!

Drop by to read and think about what you can do.
It's an ongoing campaign.
Maybe you might give up somethin' more sane than coffee!  ;-)


Janie Fox said...

love your heart girl! I love coffee too. I gave up sugar which is super difficult. Have a great weekend!

Vintage Country Girl said...

Coffee...that would be hard! My husband and I both decided to give up pop. Not that we drank it alot, but I bet every other day I had one. It has been HARD. I also say a prayer every time I miss it. It has been a long lent already....but the sacrifice is worth it. Good for you!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Great post...I am not a coffee drinker but I am a chia tea drinker. What a awesome way to remember those with less and increase your prayer life.
Thanks for posting.

Oh loved the title of your book for your life...my husband and I both cracked up...that is good!

Lori said...

How much longer til Easter?

Melinda said...

Snow and ice on April 1st should be an April Fool's Joke! Good for you to give up coffee - good but so hard!

Verde Farm said...

Bless you Leslie. I know how hard that is--I’ve given up sugar and I am not a happy camper but I have to say I feel better. Hang in there gal :)