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Love as a Habit - Coffee with Jack and Tollers Day 1

Love as a Habit - Coffee with Jack and Tollers Day 1

Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbor; act as if you do. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will presently come to love him. - C.S. Lewis

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Seeing Dragons in Mooreeffoc: How a Coffee Room Can Help You See What is Really There

Seeing Dragons in Mooreeffoc: How a Coffee Room Can Help You See What is Really There

As you walk in the doors of Drinklings Coffee House in Wilmore, Kentucky you’ll see a spotlight lit calligraphed parchment hung above the chimney which reads the following: eeffoc moor. The picture sits starkly opposite to a mirror on the other side of the room in which, if you’re standing at an appropriate angle, clearly shows what the picture says in a more comprehensible manner: Coffee Room.  This is not merely an attempt to maintain the quirkiness of the fun house vibe that you quickly notice as you enter into the space with sloping floors and angled floors, though we...

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Finding Healthy Rhythms in The "New (Post-Covid) Normal"

Finding Healthy Rhythms in The "New (Post-Covid) Normal"

But our world needs that “ebb and flow” as part of our “new normal.” It needs it in this post-Covid world. Ebb and Flow doesn’t build skyscrapers. It doesn’t make one a Fortune 500 CEO. It doesn’t lend itself to celebritism, instagramism, or even bottom line productivity. But it certainly will lend itself to a more joyful, contented, and meaningful life of reflection and interest. And that would be refreshing. 

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Room 143: The Mister Rogers Lesson

Room 143: The Mister Rogers Lesson

I would also venture to guess that for Mister Rogers, the 143 kind of love we need is not a love that is exclusive to the hearer. 143 is a two way street. There is an "I" in that sentence as much as a "you". There is a giving as much as a receiving, for the giver is changed as much by the giving of love as the hearer is changed by the receiving of love. 

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Fellowship: The Commonality of Coffee, Bread, Fire and…Hobbits (and why Community is not Enough)

Fellowship: The Commonality of Coffee, Bread, Fire and…Hobbits (and why Community is not Enough)

What do coffee, bread, and fire all have in common?  Well, lots actually. For one, there is a limit to their goodness. Too much coffee and you’re getting the jitters. Too much bread and bring on the bloating. Too much fire and…well…no need to be gruesome.But there is something else in common and it serves as the foundation for what we at Drinklings Coffee and Mugs do.  People love coffee for what it does to the brain and the body: it gets them going. As I sit here writing this post, I am myself enjoying a warm cup of caffeinated...

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