I love coffee. I drink it every day, even when it's 98 degrees outside and the air conditioner isn't running. In the morning, I look like a sleepy turtle until I've had my coffee. It's one of my favorite parts of my life. To me, joy is coffee and coffee is joy.
So I made some artwork and an embroidery pattern to shout that from the blog rooftops. You'll find the download links below. Print 'em, stitch 'em, post 'em, enjoy 'em.
In reality, to say that joy is coffee is a stretch because true joy is something a little different. Happiness is a better word for what coffee is to me, although sometimes it feels like joy. So let's go with it okay?
Now, let's chat for a moment. Imagine that you have this favorite coffee. It's a little pricey, but you know that it's super good and you just love it. So you tell a few of your friends about the coffee, because they need to know! They think it sounds delicious, but just can't afford the premium blend that you love so much. So what do you do?
You buy some for them! This coffee you love needs to be enjoyed by others!
At least, that's how I'd feel about it. And that's just coffee. That's just a few sips of happiness. What if you have real, true joy, and you know where that joy comes from? Wouldn't you want to share that with others, even if it means skipping the premium roast?
These are my friends, the Lamberts. They feel a strong calling to be missionaries in Guam, where Mike will be Transmitter Engineer at a radio station run by TWR. This station broadcasts the good news of great joy about Jesus at no cost to listeners. Imagine that you could help make this joy available to literally millions of people.
The radio station needs Mike and his family there as soon as possible, and the Lamberts are eager to jump in, but they're still raising their funding. Guam is a great location for a radio transmitter, but it takes a lot to move there. However, if a bunch of folks give just a little each month, they'll be on their way in no time!
If you are someone who would like to share the true joy that comes from Jesus, would you consider joining me in supporting the Lamberts? Think about it. Pray about it. Talk with your family about it. One time gifts are appreciated, and a monthly commitment (even a small one!) would mean the world to them.
The pattern and printable are free for you, simply because I wanted to make them. There's absolutely no obligation to donate to the organization that my friends are working with, I just wanted you to know about this opportunity. Oh, and if you ever want to know about the joy I'm talking about, the joy that goes beyond coffee and that keeps me going even when life stinks, just ask. I'd be happy to tell you more.