On the Side of a Starbucks Cup

Smooth silky & creamy
Smooth, silky & creamy

Don’t you just love little inspirational tidbits, fun sayings, especially those inside a Dove Chocolate wrapper. As the warm, delicious dark chocolate melts on your tongue you read: “This is Your day! Take some time for you.” That’s sort of like a mini vacation for your soul.

This morning, on the wrapper of my Halls cough drop I read: “Bet on yourself!” “Put a little strut in it!” “High five yourself.” You never know where you will find inspiration for your day, even from a cough drop.

A few years ago I was enjoying a cup of Starbucks coffee, “Tall Latte with cream on top, please” and I noticed some writing on the side of the cup and read it. I was so blessed and encouraged.  I thought I’d share it with you.

The way I see it  Starbucks # 165

Warm, comforting
Warm &  comforting

I was ahead in the slalom. But in the second run, everyone fell on a dangerous spot. I was beaten by a woman who got up faster than I did. I learned that people fall down, winners get up, and gold medal winners just get up faster!”

Bonnie St. John

1984, she was the second-fastest amputee skier in the world and won the silver medal in the ParaOlympic downhill ski competition.

Winners get up and Gold Medal winners get up faster. That statement dropped deep in my spirit. Yes, we all fall down. But winners get up. That is a good thing to hear at this new beginning of 2015. We all make our plans, resolutions, goals. And if the truth be told a huge percentage of us will fall down. God knew that. Remember he made us, he knows our frame, and he even said the same thing in his word: “A righteous person may fall seven times, but he gets up again.” (Proverbs 24:16, God’s Word)

So don’t be afraid or hesitate to make those over the top resolutions. Set your goals high this year. Sure, you might fall down. Simply get up and go again. Winners get up. Gold Medal winners get up faster.

Go for the Gold!

Bonnie St. John Silver Medal winner
Bonnie St. John
Silver Medal winner
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Our lives-His Purposes, Ruthie's impressions

My passion is to see others move into a more intimate relationship with the Lord Jesus, come into the fullness of their identity and destiny, and advance the Kingdom of God in the earth.

8 thoughts on “On the Side of a Starbucks Cup”

  1. Great post Ruthie. So many times over the last couple of years I wanted to just stay down and quit. Thankfully, greater is His Spirit within me because He kept encouraging me to get up once again. May we all get back up. May we all help someone else up that needs the help! Blessings to you for a great 2015.

  2. Thank you, precious sister, for this wonderful encouragement. Your friend, brother, and fellow slave, JIM

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    ruthiespage posted: ” Don’t you just love little inspirational tidbits, fun sayings, especially those inside a Dove Chocolate wrapper. As the warm, delicious dark chocolate melts on your tongue you read: “This is Your day! Take some time for you.” That’s sort of like a min”

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