Drink Coffee, Do Good

Along with serving great coffee right in my backyard, one of the things I love about 1000 Hills Coffee is the driving message behind their business. Jonathan Golden (Roswell, GA), their founder, started the company after being moved by the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. In fact, it “led Golden to start a coffee company that pays a fair wage to the farmers of Rwanda, helps them with their basic needs, and brings a quality product to coffee lovers.” Great coffee from a great company? Yes, please!

As the fellow coffee lover that I know you are, I invite you to check out their site: www.landofathousandhills.com. Or, if you’re a Twitter’r, follow them here.

In the video below, Golden shares an important message about how we as Christians share the gospel:

“Every once in a while, God give us something big to do, but every day he gives us something small to do. Those small things make a difference.” – Jonathan Golden

I tend to forget the little things do make a difference — little things like drinking a cup of coffee. Not even where the coffee comes from, but also who I’m drinking it with (my wife, a friend, a coworker?). A few months ago Jen and I started a weekly Thursday AM “coffee date” — a standing 30 minutes each week to connect, catch-up, and talk about what’s on our minds… all over a good cup of joe. :) There have been mornings where we’re dead tired, but have tried to stay disciplined knowing that God will honor those ‘little times’.

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What “little thing” is God reminding you about today? And how can you use that for His glory?

6 Responses to “Drink Coffee, Do Good”

  1. bill (cycleguy) May 22, 2012 at 9:31 am #

    Reckon I can never be a part of your club since i don’t drink coffee. However, I can bring along my Diet Dr Pepper or Dr Pepper 10 (after all, it is for men). I like to hear of companies concerned about others. if I was a coffee drinker I would try it.

  2. Grayson Pope May 22, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

    Love that line “Every once in a while, God give us something big to do, but every day he gives us something small to do.” So true.

    It’s the large thing that grab our attention, but it’s the small things that get us there.

  3. JBussell May 23, 2012 at 9:00 am #

    Thanks for sharing this, I’m definitely going to their site to check it out.

    I love the idea of the 30 minute coffee date. Allison and I may have to try that as well.

  4. Jason Vana May 23, 2012 at 10:55 am #

    The past few weeks, God has been reminding me that He is with me. The end of the school year can be a bit hard on me – going from having meetings and spending time with students each day to, well, next to nothing. On top of that, my roommate moved out, so I’m living alone again for the first time in 3 years. It’s been an adjustment.

    But over the past few weeks, just when I was starting to get bored, or feeling lonely, or wondering what I was going to do over the weekend or some night, something has always come up just when I needed it.

    Plus, last Saturday I went frisbee golfing with a friend of mine and lost a brand new driver disk. I was pretty upset because I spent money on it and I didn’t have the money to replace it. Later on in the course, I found a driver disk that is a nicer and more expensive version of mine just laying in the field that someone left / forgot. It was a great reminder that God does see what I’m going through and cares about the little things.

  5. adam May 25, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

    They serve this coffee in the coffee shop at our church…and it is so good that I do my part by supporting them every Sunday at church!

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