I found a coffee shop to escape to and write.
I was actually heading to Panera Bread last week when I suddenly felt I was to go to Loveknot. I turned my car around and found this cute little shop. From the moment you walk in not only does the smell of coffee embrace you, but the decor does as well. I feel like I’m sitting in someone’s living room. I want to live here. I have been to a lot of coffee shops around town and this by far is my favorite.
Because this place is alive with ministry.
There is Christian music playing.
There are people with laptops working on the ministry they work alongside.
The other morning there were 2 men with an open Bible on the table between them discussing the life of Jesus.
There is a table of Titus 2 fellowship going on as an older woman ministered to a young woman.
I posted about this coffee shop on Facebook and a lady I’ve known for 13 years who goes to my church commented on it and we made a coffee date. First time we have ever sat down together and talked was last week at Loveknot.
There’s a wall featuring items to support Tiny Hands International. A powerful ministry saving young girls from sex trafficking. A ministry that Loveknot employee Kasey Yates and her husband Paul work for and also my friend Doug Dworak and his wife Shirley.
I love hearing that the owner Roxanne and her family wouldn’t budge when customers wanted the shop to be open 7 days a week. There’s just something about a business owner standing firm in letting Sunday be all about God.
From my view from my table, I see that Loveknot is more than a cute coffee shop, it’s a mission field. Right here in the middle of the capital city.
Opportunity given to help rescue innocent girls displayed on the wall, Bibles opened on tables. Effective ministries such as Campus Life and Tiny Hands being worked on from the laptops of those involved. Christian blogs being updated, a book being written for hurting women. Fellowship over a game of cards.
God’s work is alive and well on South Cotner Boulevard in the middle of Lincoln, Nebraska. But not everyone that walks through these doors know Christ and what they see going on here has to have some kind of quiet draw because that’s just how Jesus works in lives.
Loveknot has shown me that we just have to be available to be used by God.
Roxanne and the McCoskey family has made their java joint all about Jesus.
It is evident that the light that shines within in this place has nothing to do with the bulbs in the ceiling, but all about allowing the light of Jesus to shine bright within these 4 walls.
Is your life a mission field for Jesus?
Those who are called to serve Him on foreign soil is so needed, but we also need to let God use whatever small space you have in your own city for His glory. When we choose to live our lives about and for Him, opportunities will come that give us the chance to share Him. Make your life about Him…He won’t disappoint.
And you just never know when you show up at Loveknot to get some writing done if you’ll be blessed by another friend with some morning coffee. Thank you Doug for taking a break from working on your Tiny Hands stuff to bless Amy and I with some delicious caffeine! I’m pretty sure we’ve written more than talked today…
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