Posts by Justin Hopkins

The Man Believed

I cannot even imagine the pain and anguish that comes with watching your child slowly die of some illness. I really would rather not, but my heart goes out to those who have walked that vale. Such was the case with an unnamed father from Capernaum. He had heard that Jesus was in Galilee, and…

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Know Your Roast

There is often a great deal of myth and confusion about the different types of roast, and what they all mean. It helps to understand the differences between the roasts when you are trying a new coffee or selecting your roast level. Light roasts are light brown in color and have a lack of oil…

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We have Heard HIm Ourselves

The Samaritan woman knew that when she had found Jesus, she had found something precious. Something that MUST be shared. So, she ran into the city and told everybody she could about the Master. Based on her word, they came out of the city and asked Jesus to stay and teach, which He did for…

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What Is Arabica Coffee Anyway?

Coffee is a flowering shrub that is native to the tropical region of Africa. There are a few natural varieties of this shrub and a myriad of man-made hybrids. Of the natural varieties, the two most common are Arabica and Robusta. According to the Specialty Coffee Association, the Arabica species makes up about 70% of…

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Food You Don’t Know About

When Jesus’ disciples returned to find Him at the well speaking to the Samaritan woman they had brought Him food. He refused the meal, saying, “I have food to eat that you do not know about” (John 4:32). They were a little confused. Nobody had brought Him any food. What was He eating? Nothing. He…

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God Is Looking For Worship

Worship is an activity that is central to any religion, and certainly to Christianity. There are many different styles of worship, and opinions about how, where, why, and with whom it should be done. This is not a new phenomenon. The Jews and Samaritans had sharp disagreements with one another, and even amongst themselves about…

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Never Thirst Again!

The Samaritan woman knew the path to the well intimately. Her feet had traversed its stones and gravel thousands of times. The work of drawing water and hauling it back to town was back-breaking, and she repeated it every day. When Jesus mentioned that He could offer water that would be a continual supply of…

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San Antonio Coffee Fest

The first Saturday of January we were privileged to attend the San Antonio Coffee Fest in Historic La Villita on the Riverwalk. We were one of the twenty-seven roasters who attended the fest, providing samples of a wide variety of specialty coffees from all over the world. There were also several food trucks and craft…

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Jesus Knows You

Jesus’ conversation with the woman at the well in John 4 is full of compassion. Jesus crossed several social barriers to spend time teaching this woman. The words that He had for her were exactly what she needed at the time. She had come with the drudgery of life, performing a daily task, and left…

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