Minus the coffee

This is a traditional kopi (coffee) cup and saucer. Without the coffee inside. Because my husband has decided to forgo his cups of coffee during these 40 days of Lent, drinking tea instead. It is not an easy penance for someone who loves coffee so much that he will faithfully make his own coffee the traditional way every morning (see Here’s how). He once even harboured thoughts of opening his own small coffee-shop! 

As for me, i prefer drinking our local tea with milk, as the high caffeine content in coffee can cause heart palpitations and restlessness in me. For Lent, i had chosen to drink just one cup of plain light tea a day.

Even though the sacrifices may be little but abstaining from something we love is a surefire way of knowing how dependent we are on it, especially when we suffer from withdrawal symptoms from it. It is funny how we will never suffer from withdrawal symptoms from God; maybe we were never that ‘addicted’ to Him in the first place.         By R

But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.   Matt 6:17-18   (NIV)


4 thoughts on “Minus the coffee

  1. It is easy to get so busy with life that God moves down on the priority list temporarily. Thank God for the withdrawal symptoms that remind me I need Him for sustenance and refreshment!


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