Coffee…The Heavenly Nectar!

07 Sep

It is not uncommon for me to be sipping on a nice warm cup of coffee that I had no part in making. Actually, it seems as though it has become a chore with the wife tag attached to it. You know what I’m talking about right? Men, how often have you heard it said “I don’t take the garbage out, that’s a mans job!” or ladies, “I don’t do dishes, that’s a womans job!” The coffee-making in our house has been designated to my wife. It has become a womans job. Don’t worry, it is a glorious and illustrious job. To be able to prepare something so smooth, so delicious, so satisfying is a work of art and Jennie get’s to be the artist.

Tim, whats the point? is the question you are probably asking. Valid question I must say, so here is the point.

Because Jennie has been so faithful in making me the heavenly nectar, I have almost begun to expect it. Have you ever felt like someone wronged you because you were expecting them to do something, even though they were never entitled to do it in the first place? What I’m saying is that I began to feel indignant when my coffee wasn’t made for me when I wanted it. I began to see this ugly “I deserve this!” attitude begin to creep up in my inner chambers. I didn’t like it! After all, this was something that she does for me out of the goodness in her heart. She doesn’t have to make me coffee…Really, she doesn’t.

The point I am trying to make is that sometimes we take other people’s goodness for granted. We begin to expect others who have shown us favor in the past to keep it up, and when they don’t, for whatever reason, we get indignant. I don’t want to be a person who is indignant. I want to be overflowing with gratitude. I want to see  generosity for what it is. I want my heart to bask in the glow of someone with a servant’s heart. I want to be a thankful person.

I guess I could have just came out and said thank you. Thank you all who have been generous towards me and my family as we prepare for full-time missions work. I don’t ever want you to think you are not appreciated. You really are a part of this team and your support on all levels is a blessing. So, Thank you!

P.S. If you are ever in our neighborhood drop on by for a cup of nectar. Really, Jennie’s Cafe is always open and the coffee is always hot. We would love to have you.


Posted by on September 7, 2011 in Pre-Field Random


8 responses to “Coffee…The Heavenly Nectar!

  1. Donna

    September 7, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Im coming for that nectar…right now…its about 1030 at night and I was thinking I needed a cup to feel cozy on a cool night. 🙂 Appreciate the thoughts on appreciation and gratitude….now thats the real nectar of life…a thankful heart 🙂

    • A Heart for Honduras

      September 8, 2011 at 6:34 am

      Your welcome anytime…I mean that!

      • Donna

        September 21, 2011 at 9:41 am

        🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. gordonsinbolivia

    September 7, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Great thougts Tim! The nectar could be even more heavenly if you were drinking Bolivia’s Best Coffee!

    • A Heart for Honduras

      September 8, 2011 at 6:36 am

      I will have to check out this other source of heavenly nectar…im sure you have a link on your blog somewhere…right?

  3. stimsonsinhonduras

    September 8, 2011 at 6:27 am

    How come last time I visited you guys I had to make the coffee? Is it because I’m a woman? Or should I get indignant with Jennie for not delivering?… wait: gratitude, entitlement, expectations.. okay nevermind. 🙂

  4. Suzie

    September 12, 2011 at 5:25 am

    Tim your postings are awesome….you are a deep thinker! Funny though sometime ago, many years ago, Stan made coffee for me and man it was good! So somehow Stan has become the coffee maker here, not sure if it’s better cuz someone else served it or he just does it better hmmm…….writing this though i think i am remembering he complained about how i made it…..yes that’s how he got the job, silly me forgot all about that. I will have him read your post…….he doesn’t want to end up doing laundry too!!!


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