Caffeine's Companion

Monday, January 3, 2011

The January issue of Newby Mom is out. Here is my article for the Lifestyle/Faith section. I hope you like it!


Caffeine is a young mother’s friend. Not long ago, I weaned myself from my daily Diet Coke, but man, do I still need my morning coffee. We’ve got one of those programmable coffee pots, and oh, what a comfort and joy to wake up to the sound of percolating deliciousness.

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9 Responses to “Caffeine's Companion”

  1. As I sit here drinking my beloved cup of coffee, this made for a great start to my first Monday of the New Year! :) Love your article.

  2. Thank you, thank you! This was very encouraging to me. I tend to let those interruptions take over and rob me of precious time with the Lord.

  3. You know, I have done the same thing - invited my oldest to come have quiet time with me. You are right -- it ceases to be a little less quiet, but at the same time, I'm still persevering and she sees me doing this, which is good, too.

    I've gotten out of the habit. I'm getting back into it. Thanks for the encouragement. I'll have my tea ready.

  4. Courtney,
    Good reminder. Motherhood can at times push us away from so much, and too often, I let small interuptions stop the big things in my life that need to happen.

  5. Thank you Courtney. I know that yoga is controversial to some, and it definately depends on what kind of yoga you practice and who your instructor is, but to me, it was very relaxing and a time where I let God kind of quiet my heart so that I could hear Him. I need to get back into that habit.

  6. Great, great article Courtney! I especially love the line "Motherhood is practically defined by distracted half-thoughts." Truer words were never spoken!

  7. I too invited my little ones into my quiet times when they interrupted me. It turned me and God time into a time to guide their hearts toward a love for God. Was I disappointed on those days? Of course, every mom needs some time alone, but a greater mission dominated my life and now when I see my youngest who is 16 sitting on her bed spending time in His word, I know God had a plan even in the midst of what I saw as interruptions. Keep up the good mom-work! God will use it in your little one's lives.