Coffee with Cream

Just as it seems coffee has been around forever, so it seems we have always known each other as friends. Coffee is welcomed at any occasion. It's the drink that delights kings and commoners alike, and it's the thing that brings us together across a table...or across many miles. So sit down and let me serve you a cup....

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I am a mother of 3 wonderful boys. I love coffee and coffee table books. My favorite coffee is fresh ground from Starbucks. I totally, completely without waiver support our troops. I have had the honor of knowing someone who has just returned home from the war. He is very near and dear to my heart and I love him for fighting for our freedom. I am a huge fan of the city of New York. I love the city and all it has to offer. I am originally from Middle Georgia, which makes me a Georgia Peach!

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year to all!!!! Wow, what a year huh? Up and down and up and down......Although the market ended down in all areas, my year ended on an "up" note. Those two champagne glasses you see there aren't just to wish you a great new year with much prosperity, growth and health; but also to celebrate the fact that I am officially engaged to the man I've loved for some time now!!! Yes, Joe asked me to marry him Christmas morning. I have never been so blown away in my life! For those of you who know him, you know what I mean by that. : ) And for those of you who know me in any form or fashion know where I'm coming from on my end. I am very excited.
I ask for your prayers and thoughts be with Joe and all those who are serving throughout the holidays and all days. And remember, I totally, completely and without waiver support our troops!! So, Happy New Year to you and yours and remember too, that if you don't stand behind our troops, then by all means stand in front of them.
Now, enjoy a good cup of coffee, it may be the only thing we can afford right now. : )
Take care, Sherry

Monday, March 24, 2008


Why did Jesus fold the linen burial cloth after His resurrection? The Gospel of John (20:7) tells us that the napkin, which was placed over the face of Jesus, was not just thrown aside like the grave clothes. The Bible takes an entire verse to tell us that the napkin was neatly folded and was placed at the head of that stony coffin. Early Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and found that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. She ran and found Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved. She said, 'They have taken the Lord's body out of the tomb, and I don't know where they have put him!' Peter and the other disciple ran to the tomb to see. The other disciple out ran Peter and got there first. He stooped and looked in and saw the linen cloth lying there, but he didn't go in. Then Simon Peter arrived and went inside. He also noticed the linen wrappings lying there, while the cloth that had covered Jesus' head was folded up and lying to the side. Is that important? Absolutely! Is it really significant? Yes! In order to understand the significance of the folded napkin, you have to understand a little bit about Hebrew tradition of that day. The folded napkin had to do with the Master and Servant, and every Jewish boy knew this tradition. When the servant set the dinner table for the master, he made sure that it was exactly the way the master wanted it. The table was furnished perfectly, and then the servant would wait, just out of sight, until the master had finished eating, and the servant would not dare touch that table until the master was finished. Now if the master was done eating, he would rise from the table wipe his fingers and mouth with that napkin and toss it on to the table. The servant would then know to clear the table. For in those days, the wadded napkin meant, 'I'm done.' But if the master got up from the table, and folded his napkin, and laid it beside his plate, the servant knew that the folded napkin meant, 'I'm not finished yet.' The folded napkin meant, 'I'm coming back!'
I'll drink a cup of coffee to that!!
Happy Easter 2008

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Lord Make Me Coffee

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one arose. Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to boil. In the first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil; without saying a word. In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl. Turning to her daughter, she asked, "Tell me what you see." "Carrots, eggs, and coffee," she replied. Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. The mother then asked the daughter to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard boiled egg. Finally, the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma. The daughter then asked, "What does it mean, mother?" Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity: boiling water. Each reacted differently. The carrot went in strong, hard, and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak. The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened. The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water. "Which are you?" she asked her daughter. "When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean? Think of this: Which am I? Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength? Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff? Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and hardened heart? Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you. When the hour is the darkest and trials are their greatest, do you elevate yourself to another level? How do you handle adversity? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean? May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human and enough hope to make you happy. The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way. The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past; you can't go forward in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches. When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life so at the end, you're the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying. You might want to send this message to those people who mean something to you; to those who have touched your life in one way or another; to those who make you smile when you really need it; to those who make you see the brighter side of things when you are really down; to those whose friendships you appreciate; to those who are so meaningful in your life. If you don't send it, you will just miss out on the opportunity to brighten someone's day with this message!
May we all be COFFEE!
Because of Him!!
Love, Sherry

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Hello! Wow, it's great to be home here in the blogging world and writing again. Quite a bit has happened since I posted last year. I'll go into that later. Right now, I just want to let everyone know that I'm back and full of energy for writing. I am still drinking my coffee and I'm very much in love with the same man I've been in love with for the last few years.
Just know that life is good in every aspect. My boys are great and growing so fast. And I will say this, my boys and I are together again and living life as full as possible.
I have so much to share with you that I can't wait to get all out there for you to read. But be patient and sit back and enjoy.
My cup is overflowing.....
Coffee awaits. Much love, sherry

Thursday, July 26, 2007


Reflect with me...lemonade nice and cold, running through the sprinkler in the back yard, drinking a coke from a "glass" bottle, swimming at the lake, riding a bike to anywhere, vacationing at the beach only to bring half the beach home and not just on you, but in your bathing suit :0
And my favorite, Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream!!!! I can still hear the hum of the machine that constantly swirled the ice and the rock salt (that we all just had to taste) around and round......mmmmm!!

As I said, reflect with me, but do so in your own mind and your own way, not mine...because we all have different but similar reflections depending on the time frame in which you grew up. Just reflect, because it does a body and a mind good, so good. You will be suprised at just what you can take away from simple reflection on such simple times in your life. Just think what you can pass on to whoever is in and around you in your life today and what you can learn and maybe even apply to your not so simple lives of today in which we live.
Just reflect...who knows where it will take you!!

Have a great cup of coffee day!!