Having survived my first full week of teaching, five mornings, three afternoons, and four evenings, when I arrived at the school for my morning class, I walked around saying, “Friday. Coffee,” to the amusement of my colleagues. Why do I have such a schedule?
Teaching ESL is my springboard into meeting people from diverse cultures. It is a patchwork of part-time teaching gigs, not a get rich deal, but it has allowed me to be known among the many people groups living in my city. It has opened many doors of opportunities to share Jesus with the world.
So Friday afternoon is here and guess where I am. If you said the coffee shop, aka my office, you were correct. It is time to wind down, refresh, and get ready for weekend ministry. Tomorrow morning will be my time with my Ukrainian friends. Then I will go to our annual Latino Festival in the park. Sunday morning will be church and my time with my Hispanic friends in my Sunday morning group.
God has connected me with some new Yazidi friends from Iraq. My city is home to the largest number of Yazidi people in North America. They were oppressed in Iraq due to not being part of the majority religion. One of the first things I tell Yazidi friends is how much I love having Yazidi students. I might also happen to mention how much I love their food. 🙂
Before I came to the coffee shop, I did something for me. Now that I have reliable transportation, I joined the one fitness place that has an aqua track in my city. Aqua tracks are great for people with arthritis. My schedule will allow me to go there four or five times a week.
But now I am in my coffee shop, my coffee mug is full and so are my heart and soul. How is your Friday?
Thank you for reading. God Bless.
16 thoughts on “A Friday Kind of Vibe”
Enjoy your weekend, Matt🤗
Thank you little sister. Hope yours was blessed
I do like your office Matt. Its perfect for ministry to anyone as its a very relaxed public place (As long as the coffe is good anyway)
The coffee is good. If only they had burgers there too 🙂
Have a great weekend!
Thank you. Hope yours was blessed
My Friday was great. Thanks for asking, Matt. We had what my district calls a virtual day. Teachers reported to school but all teaching/learning was online.
Enjoy your weekend, and the new aqua track.
Why the virtual day?
Sounds like a busy and fun weekend ahead. Enjoy and be safe. What’s your favorite food from the Yazidi people?
My favorite food would be a tie between briyani and kebab.
YES YES YES 🙂
I am so glad that you are able to move around freely and getting the water therapy that you need. Have a blessed week.
Thank you little sister 🙂
Pleased you found your way back to the coffee shop. Friday was a quiet day, but my wife and I have been busy attending high school soccer matches of our grandson and granddaughter.
Wonderful you can spend time watching your grandkids