Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Easter, Paska & Bunnies


Welcome to the Java Jive

Spring has sprung early at House of James. As we cross our fingers and pray that this cold, rainy weather gives way to warm sunny days, we are introducing several new products to the coffee shop. 

When you swing by be sure to pick up some of our delicious homemade paska. From the intoxicating aroma and taste of the freshly baked bread to the lovely combination of sprinkles and icing, you can’t go wrong. However it will only be available for a limited time. So be sure to get it before it’s gone!

If it’s something chocolaty that you are craving, we’ve got you covered! Just in time for Easter, our chocolate Easter bunnies from Denman Island Chocolates have arrived. These delectable, rich, dark chocolate sweets can be found hopping around the counter. If you like those, be sure to check out our variety of  of Denman chocolate bars. Oh yeah, did we mention that they’re gluten free! With chocolates as lovely as these, it’s hard to say no.

Speaking of those chocolate bunnies, one of them, Buttons, has been giving us a bit of trouble. She likes to escape from the coffee shop and wander around the store. Usually we can find her but this time we could use some help. Remember hunting for Easter eggs as a kid? Well, it’s time to put those skills to the test. 

Matt & Buttons
If you do find Buttons, please bring her back home to the coffee shop. We will even reward your efforts with a free specialty coffee. 

Easter is always a busy time of year. So why not come on in, grab a coffee and some paska, have a seat and relax. Thanks for reading and we hope to see you soon.

~Matt

Friday, March 1, 2013

With Everlasting Love...

Reflections from Rick

I have been reading through Jeremiah in the ESV Study Bible....and finding a very daunting process. But today I read a verse that resonates with my spirit in a way that surprises me. 

Jeremiah 31:3: "...I have loved you with an everlasting love; 
therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you." 

Now I know that God's love for us is one of the most basic tenants of the Bible. But today, it hit me all over again. And I know God is referring to Israel, but I think that it's okay of you and I take it personally. I am also impressed by the idea that God continues His faithfulness to me. the people of Israel have been anything but faithful to God; that is what most of the book of Jeremiah is about. But God chooses to be faithful to unfaithful people; and that includes you and me! 




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