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Coffee, life and Eugene Field

I love coffee so much. Like, how is it even possible to love coffee so much? Well, there are many reasons why I love coffee but today, I’m letting you in on just one of them: It’s Conversational.

There is nothing more inviting and comforting than conversations over coffee. This has become a trend in today’s culture – going on coffee dates, meeting up for coffee, etc. Unlike some trends, this is a good one that should stay. Coffee and conversation just make sense. I have had so many awesome and meaningful conversations over coffee with a ton of different people. The warmth of coffee just sets the tone of acceptance and understanding, which is why I believe it’s the most conversational beverage.

So, it is a gorgeous Fall day and the sun is shining bright. I am about to interview Pastor Daniel May, whom 8 years ago decided to lead a small group of people in planting a church in Eugene Field, and in order to do so, he worked as a barista in a local coffee shop.

Pastor May has published a book: Holy Grounds. It´s about contemporary meditations on life, coffee. and the practice of faith.

But what really took my attention is that the book is an extraordinary example of leadership. Of course, the real kind of leadership. The one that is about serving and helping others to grow and have a path to success.

Yes, coffee and a good book, that gives me goosebumps. So, I knew it. This interview was going to be cool.

The book navigates through edgy waters. It talks about real things like pride – which always goes before the Latte – hope, and the typical case of the Mondays, among others. All with wisdom and May´s characteristic humor.

So, for those days when the well is feeling dry and a tad echo-y, grab ´Holy Grounds.´ Short stories with a hint of perfect revelations.

Go ahead, get the book, sit back, relax, enjoy your coffee and read.

Get this awesome book h e r e.


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Written by: Juan Miret, Communications Specialist, Growing Together
Connect with Juan via Twitter @miretjuan

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