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A Quad Espresso and A Man Hug

I walked into a coffee shop a few moments ago and got a man hug from one of the baristas.

This is the first time I’ve eve been here. It’s a pretty cool place.

Soft chairs. Good espresso. Free wifi.

But I don’t want to come back because of any of this things. I know of other soft seats and other places with good coffee. I have wifi at home.

I will come back because I got a hug. A man hug.

I’ve been here once//but I feel like I belong here.

I’ve known the barista since I moved here almost 2 years ago. I never got hugs back then. But he learned my name. Learned about my job and my wife.

When I came in today we asked me about all those.

I will come back because HE CARES!

I will come back because HE LISTENS!

I will come back because HE HUGS!

That’s how I want my ministry and life to be.


Overheard Church Observations

Here are a few “overheard” observations that a few couples were having around me as I was doing some event planning @ Starbucks…

  • “Church is better when your tired cause then your just glazed over and don’t have to be distracted.”
  • “You go or you don’t go…just deal with it!”
  • “You don’t like it, don’t go next time…”
  • Son to Father…”I hate church, it’s boring, and I don’t want to go anymore.”
  • ” You control your own destiny…so you should go to church.”

It breaks my heart when people talk about church that way…. I wish they would be saying…

  • “Church is best when your wide awake…cause if your not you could miss something, something worth seeing.”
  • “Sunday is the best day of the week!”
  • “Church is so exciting…I never want to miss a Sunday!”
  • Son to Father…”I love church, it’s so cool…can I go to small group?”

What do you wish you heard people saying about church (not just your church but the church as a whole)?