Thou shall drink coffee with milk…

My husband likes to put sugar in his coffee. Don’t hold this against him. He has many other redeeming qualities. Husbands and wives are to pick their battles wisely. I don’t argue with my husband’s choice to do this… although clearly I could preach to him that God never intended for us to put sugar in our coffee.

God commissions Moses to lead the Israelites to a good and spacious land…a land flowing with milk and honey. Clearly, this is an indication on how hot beverages are to be enjoyed today. 😉 Milk belongs in coffee and honey belongs in tea. But, like I said, I don’t argue with my husband. All I can do is live by example and hopefully one day he will see the light.

But, back to my original point. My husband puts sugar in his coffee. (God bless him). He loves this sugar.

Sugar In The Raw

Every time I see the package I smile. I suppose if God did use and approved of sugar in coffee, it would be this sugar. Look at some of the definitions I found for raw

unprepared, rough, refers to something not in a finished or highly refined state. Raw applies particularly to material not yet changed by a process, Crude refers to that which still needs refining:undisciplined, green, unskilled, unpracticed, unnaturally or painfully exposed, painfully open, as a sore or wound.

Goodness…sounds oddly similar to the people God has used all throughout history and still loves to use today! God is constantly calling and using unrefined, unskilled, rough people. He never much cared for the over-processed Pharisee type.

So, I guess if my husband has to use sugar in his coffee…I’m glad it’s the authentic stuff!

9 thoughts on “Thou shall drink coffee with milk…

  1. Kelli

    Oh my goodness! This is so funny!!:) You make me laugh. Well at least the coffee is in the kitchen this morning and not on the front porch…not that that is a bad thing! I love the reference with the "milk and honey" scripture…awesome. Men do weird things and that includes how they drink their coffee,,,

  2. Jenifer

    Eileen, you made me laugh! Oh goodness! 🙂

    I have heard it said that God calls the unquailfied and quaifies the called. Great post!

  3. Kandi

    Oh my gosh, how you made me laugh this morning. If I haven't said this before, I am so happy to have met you, your posts hit me square between the eyes, they are always something I need to hear at just the moment I need to hear it. Glad to call my friend.

    Sweet blessings to you.

  4. Lisa

    Too funny! I put caramel vanilla creamer in my coffee; lots of it. What does that make me? 🙂
    I'm so glad that we don't have to be refined and perfect to be used by God.

  5. Allison

    I am a cream only girl…but do love a flavored creamer at times! I'm also thankful that I don't have to be 100% refined to be used by Him because I don't think I'd get used til I got to heaven!

  6. Phather Phil Malmstrom

    Wow… Now, I drink mine black so does that mean I miss out on the Promised Land? 😉

    Thankfully, He takes me along with all my faults and loves me all the same!

    Great post Eileen!

    Have a Blessed Day!

  7. Fields of gold

    If you catch me putting sugar in my coffee at She Speaks, I hope you'll overlook my faux pas! 🙂

    Soooo thankful the Lord uses the rawness of our selves to bring Him glory. He's so faithfully good!!

  8. frogsview

    I like your sense of humor!

    I also like the word, 'clearly'. Of course this is the way to do it. 🙂

    Well now days we have yellow, pink and blue packets in addition to 'raw' sugar (usually white).
    And of course there are folks like me who not only use milk, but some half and half.

    We all doctor it one way or another. And then there are the folks who take it black. More power to them.

    As for me and my house, we mostly use the yellow packets and good ole half and half. Ah so fine and delicious!


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