It finally happened and I can hardly believe it. I finally landed a new job which means finally leaving the cafe. When I started as a server I had it in mind that this would be temporary. The cafe would keep me occupied and provide some income until I found another job. Finding another job … Continue reading Leaving the Glass Shop
I've been wanting to write about my current stage in life because it feels intense and pivotal, but I find it difficult to express in words so this is my best effort. Honestly, my emotions are up and down daily, sometimes hourly or even from situation to situation. At times I feel extremely frustrated to … Continue reading Nightvision
What most people don't realize is that there are 4 types of giving in the Bible (First Fruits, the tithe, offerings, and alms). Each type of giving has a different motivation, purpose, and return on investment. People don't see their giving "working" because we often mix up these types of giving.
Don’t Fill Up on Bread
I love going out to eat, especially with friends. What I don't love is that time period between ordering and receiving my meal. During this time most of us keep our stomachs and mouths occupied by munching on bread. If you aren't careful, you won't have enough room left for your entree. Of course, you can get … Continue reading Don’t Fill Up on Bread
A little boy came into the cafe the other day and he was wearing his glasses on his forehead. A coworker commented, "I don't think he likes his glasses." The boy was little, around 4 years old. I don't want to say he was cross-eyed but you could look at him and tell he has trouble seeing, yet he refused … Continue reading Glasses
If you've ever been to my house you know that my backyard is a hot mess; treacherous if you will. I have weeds back there as tall as I am. Not that I'm all that tall but that's pretty tall for vegetation. I've been saying I'm going to get it landscaped since I moved in … Continue reading Blackberry Molasses
Trust the Process
It's been a while since I've published a post on the Life and Times of Colette. I think it was just the season I was in; a time to speak and a time to stay silent. I've also reunited with an old friend, library card, so I've been doing more reading than writing as of … Continue reading Trust the Process
Such a Time as This
I planned to post something about my 1 year anniversary from resigning but a more pressing issues as arisen that I feel moved to address. I'll save my other post for another day. Like many of you, I have been grieved by what I'm seeing on the news and social media. Almost every morning I … Continue reading Such a Time as This
The air conditioner in my home finally got fixed this week! I've been trying to get this fixed since February or March. Its been a long process but it's finally done! It didn't get fixed when I wanted it too, but it happened before I actually needed it. I had a few uncomfortable nights but … Continue reading No Band-aids
"I told my people they can have what they say, but they are saying what they have."