coffee date #2

If we were on a coffee date, I would give you a bear hug upon meeting you. I'm a hugger and I find hugs incredibly therapeutic. I would offer a listening ear and caring hands. I would ask you what your plans are for the new week, if there's anything I could help you with, and if there's anything in particular you'd like to do for our time together.

If we were on a coffee date, I would ask you about your first time behind the wheel. I passed my DMV learner's permit test last week and yesterday I tried out driving for the first time ever. Sitting on that old but reliable Volvo sedan, controlling the steering wheel, was a surreal experience. I'd ask you what age you started driving, what your feelings were when you first sat on the driver's seat, and what it was like for you to take the actual driving test. I suppose driving is one of those activities in life where I must strive for control for everyone's safety.

If we were on a coffee date, I would ask you about Stranger Things. The Hubs and I are not huge TV fans but Stranger Things got us hooked.

If we were on a coffee date, I would wonder if I could take a peek into your bullet journal (if you have one). Or at least ask you what your favorite formats are. I'm always open to suggestions.

If were on a coffee date, I would ask you if you've seen or are interested in watching Suicide Squad. It's better than Batman v. Superman IMO but I wouldn't give it 4/4 stars,  and maybe not even 3/4. But if you take it for what it is and come see it with low expectations, you might enjoy it.

If we were on a coffee date, I would ask you to pray for me as I have begun my job hunt. Work is a way to honor God. It's a means to exercise what gifts he's given us, and to be a part of his redemptive project by contributing to the greater good through the work of our hands. I believe that work is not a curse, as some would interpret Genesis, but a part of our design. Adam was meant to cultivate the land he was placed in and to enjoy its fruit; work was meant to be fulfilling until that monster called sin reared its ugly head. But we can redeem work and use it to serve, to love, and to be conformed to the image of Jesus. Please pray that I would find that "perfect" job and to submit to God's perfect timing. (I highly recommend Tom Nelson's "Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work" for an introduction to a theology of work.)

Linking up with Amber and Erin for this month's edition of Coffee Dates.

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