Clumpy coffee…


I knew something was wrong the moment it entered my mouth. Clumpy, sour, bitter – immediately I spewed the disgusting liquid back into the tiny sip hole. Oh my word! I don’t know that I have ever tasted something more disgusting! I definitely won’t leave an old Starbucks cup on my desk again. It sat there all weekend.

This morning as I reached for my deliciously fresh Blonde Roast coffee, I grabbed last Thursdays leftover skinny vanilla latte instead. Talk about a Monday surprise! If its anything that will jolt you back into the reality of the work week, a clumpy cold latte will do the trick!

Although coffee isn’t serious business…some old and moldy things we leave lying around the office are serious. Think about the stinkin thinkin you left there last week. The thoughts that you aren’t good enough or the bitterness you feel towards your coworker. Maybe you left them at work, but every Monday they sit there waiting for you to pick them up. And when you do, they jolt you back into old patterns. The Sunday sermon flies out the window!

You know, if we would actually dispose of those thoughts in the proper manner, we wouldn’t be at less risk of picking them up again. If we took our thoughts to the Lord and tested them against His truth we might throw some thoughts in the trash can for good! We might forgive that person who makes us miserable every time we look at them. Our work life might take on a whole new meaning!

So throw that old clumpy thought latte away. Let it go and pick up a fresh brewed cup of God’s love and His faithful truth.

Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. Psalm 34:8



  1. says

    Stephanie, what a great post!! Reminds me of one of my favorite verses that tells us to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. We need to get rid of all those “stinkin” thoughts and replace them with that which is good, excellent, admirable, and praiseworthy.

    Thank you for always sharing good wisdom so creatively. It helps ensure that I never forget it!!



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