A little break here, because of a little tear there. ;)

Coffee Break. SmellingCoffee.com

Hi everybody. By the time you read this post, I’ll either be in the midst of or have completed rotator cuff surgery in my right shoulder. It tore a few weeks before Christmas. {It’s all the athletic activities I do every day… You know me… I just wear my body out by being so exercizy!… (Not!!! Though I do plan to be a little more exercizy in 2017 than ever before! Haha} Actually, I fell over a year ago and a bone spur caused by that fall eventually cut through my rotator cuff. Anyway… I’ll be out for a while, and since it’s my right shoulder and I’m right handed, and my right arm will be bound for a bit, I won’t be writing or typing any time soon. 

So…SmellingCoffee.com will be on a little break while I recover. I’ll miss you. This certainly wasn’t in MY plans for the new year… but I’m trusting that The Lord is working this out for my good and His glory. Somehow. Someway. Someday. No matter what happens, GOD IS GOOD AND FAITHFUL, AND WE TRUST HIM. 

How about you? Is your new year beginning the way you had planned? We can plan all day long, but the Lord who loves us so is the One who sets those plans into motion… or not. His plans are actually higher and even better for us and this world than ours. Do you believe this??  

Isaiah 55:8-9

“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord.

    “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.

For just as the heavens are higher than the earth,

    so my ways are higher than your ways

    and my thoughts higher than your thoughts. (NLT)

This Truth brings me much comfort when life takes an unexpected turn. I pray that it blesses you, too.  GOD IS ALWAYS GOOD AND FAITHFUL AND CAN BE TRUSTED!
God is always good. SmellingCoffee.com

May the Lord bless and keep you, my friends, and make His face to shine upon you. Until we meet again ~


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 SmellingCoffee.com


  1. Sorry sorry you are are down for awhile, Please take care of yourself. Do something for yourself and out of the box.

  2. Connie Lancaster says:

    Praying for a speedy recovery! I know you are in good hands!

  3. Marthenn Salazar says:

    Jennifer, praying for you that the surgery goes well and that the Lord will give you patience as you recover and follow the doctor’s and the physical therapist’s instructions.

  4. Sorry to hear of your injury and surgery. Praying you will recovery quickly and heal completely.