045 Time Keeps on Slipping

TIME KEEPS ON SLIPPING

(SLIPPING, SLIPPING…INTO THE FUTURE)

Back from the hectic holiday season, this week Sandy and Elisabeth discuss starting your New Year off right by acknowledging exactly how much time you don’t have and what to do with the time that we do have.

WHAT SHOULD WE DO WITH OUR TIME?

EPHESIANS [2:10] For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

MATTHEW 22: 37-40 And he (Jesus) said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”

These verses are valid, full answers to the questions of what we’re supposed to do with our time. 

HOW MUCH TIME DO WE HAVE?

So how much “productive” time do you have in a day? Obviously, your personal results will vary, but for working adults that go to a 9-5 , they’re only productive for around 3 hours.

HOW DO WE DECIDE WHAT TO DO?

EPHESIANS [5:15]-17 Therefore, be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

Paul is admonishing us to be WISE with the time we have, and to KNOW what the will of the Lord is.

So when you commit to something, ask yourself, is this wise? Is this what God would have me commit to right now?

Pray about it. When you look at your schedule, make a cup of coffee, sit with God, and go “What do you need me to Cut. Where should I let go? Where should I help more? Where should I build blanks into my schedule, so I can be available?”

Practical advice: How To Make a To Do List

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045 Time Keeps on Slipping

TIME KEEPS ON SLIPPING

(SLIPPING, SLIPPING…INTO THE FUTURE)

Back from the hectic holiday season, this week Sandy and Elisabeth discuss starting your New Year off right by acknowledging exactly how much time you don’t have and what to do with the time that we do have.

WHAT SHOULD WE DO WITH OUR TIME?

EPHESIANS [2:10] For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

MATTHEW 22: 37-40 And he (Jesus) said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”

These verses are valid, full answers to the questions of what we’re supposed to do with our time. 

HOW MUCH TIME DO WE HAVE?

So how much “productive” time do you have in a day? Obviously, your personal results will vary, but for working adults that go to a 9-5 , they’re only productive for around 3 hours.

HOW DO WE DECIDE WHAT TO DO?

EPHESIANS [5:15]-17 Therefore, be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

Paul is admonishing us to be WISE with the time we have, and to KNOW what the will of the Lord is.

So when you commit to something, ask yourself, is this wise? Is this what God would have me commit to right now?

Pray about it. When you look at your schedule, make a cup of coffee, sit with God, and go “What do you need me to Cut. Where should I let go? Where should I help more? Where should I build blanks into my schedule, so I can be available?”

Practical advice: How To Make a To Do List

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045 Time Keeps on Slipping

TIME KEEPS ON SLIPPING

(SLIPPING, SLIPPING…INTO THE FUTURE)

Back from the hectic holiday season, this week Sandy and Elisabeth discuss starting your New Year off right by acknowledging exactly how much time you don’t have and what to do with the time that we do have.

WHAT SHOULD WE DO WITH OUR TIME?

EPHESIANS [2:10] For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

MATTHEW 22: 37-40 And he (Jesus) said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”

These verses are valid, full answers to the questions of what we’re supposed to do with our time. 

HOW MUCH TIME DO WE HAVE?

So how much “productive” time do you have in a day? Obviously, your personal results will vary, but for working adults that go to a 9-5 , they’re only productive for around 3 hours.

HOW DO WE DECIDE WHAT TO DO?

EPHESIANS [5:15]-17 Therefore, be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

Paul is admonishing us to be WISE with the time we have, and to KNOW what the will of the Lord is.

So when you commit to something, ask yourself, is this wise? Is this what God would have me commit to right now?

Pray about it. When you look at your schedule, make a cup of coffee, sit with God, and go “What do you need me to Cut. Where should I let go? Where should I help more? Where should I build blanks into my schedule, so I can be available?”

Practical advice: How To Make a To Do List

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044 These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things

THESE ARE A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS

In this special Christmas Eve episode Sandy and Elisabeth invite you to stop and take a moment this holiday season to think about some of your favorite things about this special time of year and share a few of their own most favorite things with you.

PSALM 19:1-4 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.

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044 These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things

THESE ARE A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS

In this special Christmas Eve episode Sandy and Elisabeth invite you to stop and take a moment this holiday season to think about some of your favorite things about this special time of year and share a few of their own most favorite things with you.

PSALM 19:1-4 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.

CONNECT WITH US AFTER THE SHOW:

Don’t forget to share your favorite thing with us and let’s all celebrate the little things that make Christmas and every day special:

Facebook: @coffeeandjesuspodcast

Twitter: @CoffeeYall

Instagram: YallNeedCoffeeandJesus

Email: coffeeandjesuspodcast@gmail.com

Website: coffeeandjesuspodcast.com

043 Let It Go: A Last Minute Christmas

LET IT GO: A LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS

This weeks episode Sandy and Elisabeth discuss how to make your Christmas holiday special if life has made it impossible for you to plan the holiday of your dreams.

No matter what the situation is making your holiday plans less than perfect the first thing to do is sit down and make a list to help you organize the time and resources you have left and make the most of the rest of the holiday season.

  • Food
  • Gifts
  • Experiences
  • Christmas Day

CHRISTMAS ON THE CHEAP

Food:

  • Food Pantries
  • Meal Plan
  • Accept an invitation to dinner
  • Take gifts from friends/family

Gifts:

  • Minimize!! You don’t have to get something for everyone
  • Give letters/thanks instead of things
  • Get crafty
  • Give your time
  • Google local toy drives/gift closets/contact local churches and charities
  • Ask for help/TAKE HELP WHEN OFFERED

Experiences:

  • Google local community events: Tree lightings, parades, plays, events
  • Church programs, Christmas Eve Services
  • Christmas music/movies
  • Neighborhood Christmas lights

Christmas Day:

  • Breakfast foods are cheap
  • Cook once and snack all day
  • Accept invitations/leftovers from friends/family

CHRISTMAS ON THE QUICK

Food:

  • Help someone around you eat/Donate to a Food Pantry
  • Meal Plan – don’t forget breakfast and lunch
  • Order online
  • Have it delivered

Gifts:

  • Minimize trips
  • Order online
  • Pay for gift wrapping (you’ll thank us at 2am on Christmas Eve when you’re sleeping soundly)

Experiences:

  • Volunteer at your local shelter/soup kitchen
  • Church programs, Christmas Eve Services
  • Christmas music/movies
  • Neighborhood Christmas lights

Christmas Day:

  • Go out and tip well
  • Cook once and snack all day

CONCLUSION

The only way to do a last minute Christmas wrong is to not let go of things that ultimately don’t bring joy to you or your family.

Pick a FEW moments and BE PRESENT. Don’t let your perception of the situation steal the joy from the time you have together, because in the end the things won’t matter the time spent together will.

If you’re doing great this holiday season and trying to figure out when to stop then quit spending money on your kids and look around for people in your community that you can be a blessing to this Christmas. Check with your church, look at Facebook, check on your friends you know have had a hard year, call your local food pantry or other local charities.

LUKE [6:38] Give, and it will be given to you. a good measure, Pressed down, shaken together, and running over, it will spill into your lap. The way you give to others is the way God will give to you.

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043 Let It Go: A Last Minute Christmas

LET IT GO: A LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS

This weeks episode Sandy and Elisabeth discuss how to make your Christmas holiday special if life has made it impossible for you to plan the holiday of your dreams.

No matter what the situation is making your holiday plans less than perfect the first thing to do is sit down and make a list to help you organize the time and resources you have left and make the most of the rest of the holiday season.

  • Food
  • Gifts
  • Experiences
  • Christmas Day

CHRISTMAS ON THE CHEAP

Food:

  • Food Pantries
  • Meal Plan
  • Accept an invitation to dinner
  • Take gifts from friends/family

Gifts:

  • Minimize!! You don’t have to get something for everyone
  • Give letters/thanks instead of things
  • Get crafty
  • Give your time
  • Google local toy drives/gift closets/contact local churches and charities
  • Ask for help/TAKE HELP WHEN OFFERED

Experiences:

  • Google local community events: Tree lightings, parades, plays, events
  • Church programs, Christmas Eve Services
  • Christmas music/movies
  • Neighborhood Christmas lights

Christmas Day:

  • Breakfast foods are cheap
  • Cook once and snack all day
  • Accept invitations/leftovers from friends/family

CHRISTMAS ON THE QUICK

Food:

  • Help someone around you eat/Donate to a Food Pantry
  • Meal Plan – don’t forget breakfast and lunch
  • Order online
  • Have it delivered

Gifts:

  • Minimize trips
  • Order online
  • Pay for gift wrapping (you’ll thank us at 2am on Christmas Eve when you’re sleeping soundly)

Experiences:

  • Volunteer at your local shelter/soup kitchen
  • Church programs, Christmas Eve Services
  • Christmas music/movies
  • Neighborhood Christmas lights

Christmas Day:

  • Go out and tip well
  • Cook once and snack all day

CONCLUSION

The only way to do a last minute Christmas wrong is to not let go of things that ultimately don’t bring joy to you or your family.

Pick a FEW moments and BE PRESENT. Don’t let your perception of the situation steal the joy from the time you have together, because in the end the things won’t matter the time spent together will.

If you’re doing great this holiday season and trying to figure out when to stop then quit spending money on your kids and look around for people in your community that you can be a blessing to this Christmas. Check with your church, look at Facebook, check on your friends you know have had a hard year, call your local food pantry or other local charities.

LUKE [6:38] Give, and it will be given to you. a good measure, Pressed down, shaken together, and running over, it will spill into your lap. The way you give to others is the way God will give to you.

CONNECT WITH US AFTER THE SHOW:

Questions, Show ideas, Want to be a Guest or Sponsor an episode? Connect with us:

Facebook: @coffeeandjesuspodcast

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042 An Attitude of Gratitude: Living a Grateful Life

AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE: LIVING A GRATEFUL LIFE

This week Sandy and Elisabeth discuss the Biblical principles of the 30 Days of Thankfulness trend, how it effects us physically and how we can accomplish not just 30 days but a lifestyle of gratitude.

WHY SHOULD WE BE GRATEFUL

NUMBERS 14:1-2 That night all the people in the camp began crying loudly. All the Israelites complained [grumbled] against Moses and Aaron.

Being ungrateful brought punishment for the Israelites. Severe punishment. In the form of wandering in the wilderness until all those that had complained had died.

1 Thessalonians [5:16]-18 Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is GOD’S WILL for you in Christ Jesus.

Grateful people are the ones that God chooses to accomplish His will.

1 PETER 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on Him because he cares for you.

God wants us to live a life without anxiety.

HOW DO WE DO IT

PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

THANKFULNESS JOURNAL

How do you do it?

  • Every day write down 3 good things that happened that day.
  • They don’t have to be earth shattering but they do need to be specific.
  • The longer you continue the more benefits you see

Benefits:

MINDFULNESS

How do you do it?

SO WHAT’S THE POINT

COLOSSIANS [3:16]-17 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

If we want to live like Jesus we must be grateful. Jesus thanked God in prayer several times in Scripture, including at the Last Supper when He knew the hardest times were coming.

2 CORINTHIANS [2:14] But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere.

Being thankful is a big part of how we point people to Christ.

CONCLUSION

In order to speak life and truth and hope into the next generation we need to look undeniably different. We need to look and think and act like the hands and feet of Jesus on this earth and they way to get there is through gratefulness. 

RESOURCES TO CHECK OUT:

Words Can Change Your Brain: 12 Conversation Strategies to Build Trust, Resolve Conflict and Increase Intimacy by Andrew Newberg MD and Mark Robert Waldman

How God Changes Your Brain: Breakthrough Findings From a Leading Neuroscientist by Andrew Newberg MD and Mark Robert Waldman

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Questions, Show ideas, Want to be a Guest or Sponsor an episode? Connect with us:

Facebook: @coffeeandjesuspodcast

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042 An Attitude of Gratitude: Living a Grateful Life

AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE: LIVING A GRATEFUL LIFE

This week Sandy and Elisabeth discuss the Biblical principles of the 30 Days of Thankfulness trend, how it effects us physically and how we can accomplish not just 30 days but a lifestyle of gratitude.

WHY SHOULD WE BE GRATEFUL

NUMBERS 14:1-2 That night all the people in the camp began crying loudly. All the Israelites complained [grumbled] against Moses and Aaron.

Being ungrateful brought punishment for the Israelites. Severe punishment. In the form of wandering in the wilderness until all those that had complained had died.

1 Thessalonians [5:16]-18 Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is GOD’S WILL for you in Christ Jesus.

Grateful people are the ones that God chooses to accomplish His will.

1 PETER 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on Him because he cares for you.

God wants us to live a life without anxiety.

HOW DO WE DO IT

PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

THANKFULNESS JOURNAL

How do you do it?

  • Every day write down 3 good things that happened that day.
  • They don’t have to be earth shattering but they do need to be specific.
  • The longer you continue the more benefits you see

Benefits:

MINDFULNESS

How do you do it?

SO WHAT’S THE POINT

COLOSSIANS [3:16]-17 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

If we want to live like Jesus we must be grateful. Jesus thanked God in prayer several times in Scripture, including at the Last Supper when He knew the hardest times were coming.

2 CORINTHIANS [2:14] But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere.

Being thankful is a big part of how we point people to Christ.

CONCLUSION

In order to speak life and truth and hope into the next generation we need to look undeniably different. We need to look and think and act like the hands and feet of Jesus on this earth and they way to get there is through gratefulness. 

RESOURCES TO CHECK OUT:

Words Can Change Your Brain: 12 Conversation Strategies to Build Trust, Resolve Conflict and Increase Intimacy by Andrew Newberg MD and Mark Robert Waldman

How God Changes Your Brain: Breakthrough Findings From a Leading Neuroscientist by Andrew Newberg MD and Mark Robert Waldman

CONNECT WITH US AFTER THE SHOW:

Questions, Show ideas, Want to be a Guest or Sponsor an episode? Connect with us:

Facebook: @coffeeandjesuspodcast

Twitter: @CoffeeYall

Instagram: YallNeedCoffeeandJesus

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041 The God Who Sees

THE GOD WHO SEES

GOD SEES HAGAR

GENESIS [16:13] She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.

Hagar was so harshly treated by the woman of God attempting to bring about God’s will according to her own vision, that Hagar ran away rather than endure more abuse at the hands of Sarah. 

GENESIS [16:13] She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.

In the wilderness, God saw Hagar, and asked where she had come from, where she was going, and told her of Ishmael. He then told her to go back.

GENESIS [21:17] God heard the boy crying, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “What is the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid; God has heard the boy crying as he lies there.

GOD SEES NINEVEH

JONAH [3:10] God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways.

These people were the worst of the worst. They worshipped false gods, they performed child sacrifices there were none that were righteous. God had already decided to destroy the city. They had 10 days left on Earth from the time Jonah entered the city. And yet God saw them. 

CONCLUSION

Thousands of years after Hagar called God “The One Who Sees Me”, God’s Son (an equal part of the Godhead) would come to Earth to die for the sins of the world. Christ would not only see the people that society did not – the crippled (John 5, Matthew 12), the woman who was unclean or in sin (Mark 5, Matthew 26, John 8), and the poor – he would heal them and show those around them that they had value by treating these outcasts with respect.

If we are to be a people of God, we must see those around us that are difficult to look at. We must minister to and love those who have been abused by God’s people, even when they’ve run away from the camp rather than endure more mistreatment.

Being the Church as Christ called us to be requires humility and an attempt at reconciliation when we have done harm, and that begins by seeing and acknowledging those who are hurting. Looking directly at those that are harmed, particularly if we’re partly responsible for that hurt, is not easy or natural, but the impact of this on ourselves and on those who feel unseen cannot be overstated.

Because we serve The God Who Sees

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