Joy Filled Mornings

I love mornings. I especially love slow mornings. The -making breakfast from scratch while sipping a cup of coffee- kind of mornings. Pour, stir, sip. Windows open, music playing, baking, and making. Those are my kind of mornings. Simple, slow, and savory. I think one of the reasons I love the mornings is because of its symbolism. A new day, a fresh start. Yesterday's sins and shortcomings are gone. The Lord uses the symbol of the morning several times throughout Scripture:

Weeping may tarry for the night,
    but joy comes with the morning.

-Psalm 30:5b

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
    his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.

-Lamentations 3:22-23

I love meditating on these passages at the start of my day. No matter what sorrows yesterday held, joy comes with the morning. His promises will come to fruition. No matter how many times the Father forgave me yesterday, His mercies are new every morning. What powerful and motivating truths to dwell on at the beginning of the day.

I combined my love for coffee + scripture + mornings and created these hand-stamped coffee-stirrers out of antique spoons.

LeftJoy // RightHis mercies are new every morning

They will be available for a limited time, so head on over to the shop if you want one!

Mini Scones

-Recipe for scones found in volume 1 of (the new) Deeply Rooted Magazine. I made the scones miniature-sized and ate them with honey + almond butter (pictured above). You could also do a simple vanilla glaze to go on them if you want something a little sweeter. They didn't take long at all to make, and they were so good. The magazine is worth the download for the recipes alone, but it also contains articles  on marriage, daily life, and sharing your faith--all with the solid foundation of the Word of God.

Coffee 

-If you're looking for a good coffee recipe, check out this coffee series. I've been wanting to try the almond mocha desperately.