How do you begin your day? All of us have our daily rituals, which have a way of influencing
the rest of our day. In her book, The Daily Grind: GOD With Your Coffee, author
Susan Ward Diamond shares stories and reflections gleaned from years of praying and
meditating early each morning over a cup of coffee.
Begun as a personal spiritual discipline, Diamond began sharing her “Thoughts for the
Day” with her congregation by email. Before long, her meditations had made their way
around the globe, encouraging others on their life journey to experience God’s joyful,
unconditional love each day.
Sometimes painful, sometimes humorous, always honest, you will find yourself in the
stories this pastor has to share. Story is the common thread that binds us to one another.
As the great novelist Willa Cather said, “There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before.”
Life is difficult—in fact, at times it can feel like a grind. But when God is invited into the
daily-ness of our lives, we begin to find a “blend” that is filled with a marvelous aroma!
The Daily Grind: GOD with Your Coffee will be a great addition to your day—whatever
time of the day you choose to read it.