Coffee Break – Day One

Happy Monday, friends. 🙂

I’m taking a “Coffee Break” this week, and spending time with friends and family. I’ve been wanting to share some favorite links with you for a while, and this is the perfect opportunity.  I’ve scheduled a new post for every day, and hope you enjoy the links as much as I do.

I plan to catch up on my blog reading this week, so I’ll see you around the blogosphere.

In the mean time, may the “beauty and delightfulness and favor of the Lord our God be upon us; confirm and establish the work of our hands–yes, the work of our hands, confirm and establish it.” Psalm 90:17 Amp

Much love to each of you…And I thank you for reading this blog.


Today’s link: Please meet my friend, Melanie. Stepping Closer

I’ve known Melanie for almost 20 years. She’s been a friend, mentor, and a catalyst in setting me up on that blind date with the man I married. 🙂 Melanie has a book soon to be published, and has recently started a blog. I know she’d love a visit and some encouragement as she journeys into blogging.
Have a great day, my friends! If you need a good laugh, check back tomorrow!

Photo: Melanie and her husband, Randy, with James and me.

About SmellingCoffee

I'm a Jesus-loving, husband-loving, family-loving minister's wife and mom to two college kids, making our home and serving our Lord in the Mississippi Delta. I study, teach, speak, and write for the greatest Boss in the universe. "Faith, Family, Food, Fun, and Living Life brewed in the fragrance of the knowledge of Jesus Christ in every place": That's what you'll find at


  1. Great coffee break! Love that passage! I think I've actually visited Melanie's blog…but I might have her confused with some else…in either case, I'm looking forward to visiting her now!


    P.S. I'll check back from home to watch the video. I'm on lunch at work and they're blocked.

  2. A coffee break; love that! I will visit your friend Melanie's blog. Anyone who is a friend of yours is a friend of mine. 🙂

    Love you and continue praying,

  3. Jen, I love you much. Enjoy your coffee break. I had the pleasure of Melanie finding my blog not long ago and as a result I was able to visit her and she is truly as sweet as you are! So I can see how you both have been long time friends and sisters in Christ. Awesome!

    Love you much.