I wanna smell the coffee.

There are many things I want to teach my son, Tristan.

How to be sweet and kind.
How to treat women.
How to talk & respect  adults & his leadership.
How to care for animals.
How to read.
How to pick up after himself.
How to color.
How to have confidence in the Lord.
How to pray.
How to sing worship to God.
How to not waver.
How to be quiet when needed.
How to speak up IF needed.
How to be a MAN OF GOD.
How to love.

The list goes on and on.
He is turning 1 in a couple days.... 
I cannot get over that this year has flown by THAT fast.
I was asking myself, while reflecting the other day, 

"Just how I want to teach Tristan all these things... God wants to teach me some NEW things this year."

Sunday morning's sermon. HIT. ME. HARD.

My daddy, who is my FAVORITE senior pastor.... spoke on getting CLOSE to Jesus.
He shared the story of how his daddy, my PAPAW, would cut his hair every 2 weeks....
Same place.
Same time of day.
Same haircut =
Military style.

My Papaw cut my daddy's hair & his 3 brothers. 
They didn't necessarily LOVE the style of haircut, but they HONORED their daddy so much that they just listened & sat in the chair....
(how hard that can be!!! serious!)

 To let someone cut your hair... You have to let them get close.... You have to let them touch you.....They have to be So close.... 
My daddy said that my Papaw would be so close that he said this on Sunday while preaching, 
"I could smell the coffee on his breath."

Zach & I were talking about how we wanted to be CLOSEST TO jesus. MORE & More each day. That that would be the theme in our hearts.....
We were talking about our lives & what is going on around us 
then Zach showed me this verse...
Proverbs 14:12
"There is a way that seems right to a man, 
                                  but in the end it leads to death."

I read this over and over and then shared with Zach....
"Let me be close enough to Jesus where I can KNOW the difference between RIGHT and wrong."

This afternoon, as Tristan is napping & I am sitting here thinking of this new season/Adventure Zach & I are going to enter...

1 thing is TRUE on my heart.

Let me be so close to you that I can know which way is right.... which step is of YOURS... which relationship is of YOU.... let me know when & what I need to teach Tristan... 

WHEN I need to step in, DESPITE Tristan throwing a FIT on me. :) (Oh yes, we have our days) 
Let me know when I need to take ACTION. 
I want to be so close to you that I know the difference between 

let me know when I am doing wrong. 
Show me.
Correct me.
Teach me.
Mold me.
Restore me.
What I am trying to say is....

I wanna smell the coffee.

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  1. wow! what a beautiful post. thank you for sharing that. have a blessed day with your precious family. xoxo

  2. Loved this post! :) Really beautifully written.

  3. So true, Beka. I am praying for my family too!! "Jesus keep me near the cross"

  4. I needed to hear this! Speaks so clearly to what I'm going through right now.

    Thanks for sharing.

  5. thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. I love yours as well! you have such a cute family :)
    hope to hear from you soon,



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