Coffee Talk

coffee

Good or bad, COFFEE is a most popular drink in the country formerly known as the United States of America.

IF one is AGAINST drinking coffee (as one man once put it: “Caffeine is a drug. Are you supposed to be taking drugs?.”), then almost EVERY OTHER DAY, some ‘scientific’ study will support your view, claiming that coffee is the worst thing one can put into his body.

IF one is FOR drinking coffee (as one teen once put it: “It gets me fired up. It gives me pep!”), then almost EVERY OTHER DAY, some ‘scientific’ study will support YOUR view, claiming that coffee is good for what ails a body.

We’ll just go with what Jesus Christ Himself had to say on the matter.

“And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand: Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.”
–Matthew 15:10-11

“Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying? But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable. Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught? But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.
>–Matthew 15:12-20

[Of course, Jesus was referring to eating with unwashed hands or dishes, but He did say that what goes INTO a man does NOT defile him; what comes OUT of a man does–or words to that effect.]

This piece then will neither cheer nor condemn coffee: it will serve as a commentary on a few things which are said when sometimes TALKING about coffee.

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1- A HOT STEAMING CUP OF JOE.

Perhaps the reader has heard someone (VERY occasionally) refer to a cup of coffee as a “hot, steaming cup of Joe.”

Where did this phrase come from?

A LOT of people have made a LOT of guesses, but the answer is: no one knows.

Some of the guesses are entertaining and/or amusing.

After waking up in the morning, millions of people choose to drink a hot (or cold) cup of coffee. Why, though, is this drink referred to as ‘a cup of joe’? Indeed, how did coffee get this nickname?

Well, the origin of this phrase is uncertain. However, there are a few theories. One of them is as follows: Josephus Daniels, who was Secretary of the Navy, banned U.S. Navy ships from serving alcoholic beverages in the year 1914. This ban led to sailors consuming more coffee (among other drinks).

Since Josephus Daniels was responsible for the ban and thus perhaps being partly blamed for the growing intake of coffee, they (the sailors) nicknamed the drink after him, thus it became ‘a cup of joe,’ Joe being short for Josephus. This theory, however, is considered to be unlikely.
Cup of Joe

“Cup of Joe” is MOSTLY used among the older set–and then, it is a phrase mostly heard in the US or South Africa.

CUP OF JOE

A cup of coffee. Though the true origin is unknown, “joe” as a synonym for coffee is theorized to either be a shortening of “jamoke” (a combination of Java and Mocha, two major suppliers of coffee beans), or as a reference to it being the drink of the ordinary man (i.e., the “average joe”).Primarily heard in US,South Africa.

2- A CUP OF JAVA.

This phrase is a little more common and its origin is a little easier to understand.

The island of Java (part of Indonesia) was a MAJOR supplier of the world’s coffee beans for a LONG TIME.

slang A cup of coffee. A reference to the island of Java, a famous exporter of coffee beans.
Cup of Java

The phrase inspired a hit song in the 1940’s called “Java Jive.”

Java Jive is a song written by Ben Oakland and Milton Drake in 1940 and most famously recorded by The Ink Spots. The lyrics speak of the singer’s love of coffee. The lyrics also reflect the slang of the day, including a reference to “Mr. Moto“, a Japanese film spy.

3- COFFEE, TEA OR ME?

Amazingly or not, this phrase is STILL heard, though somewhat infrequently.

The words refer to a book which was the supposed memoir of a couple of fake stewardesses.

Coffee, Tea or Me? is a book of purported memoirs by the fictitious stewardesses Trudy Baker and Rachel Jones, written by the initially uncredited Donald Bain and first published in 1967. The book depicts the anecdotal lives of two lusty young stewardesses, and was originally presented as factual.
Coffee, Tea or Me?

And these are only a FEW of the things one might hear when a discussion turns to COFFEE.

There are others (and they might be covered in the future–God willing.)

WHAT are the reader’s thoughts on coffee?

DOES the reader even have any thoughts on coffee?

It is not YET too late: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: February 21 2022.]

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A Few Thoughts on Comfort Food

comfort food

comfort food:

1 Food, often high in carbohydrates or sugar, consumed to feel comfort or alleviate stress rather than to receive nutrition.

2 Simple, comforting home-cooked–style food associated with one’s formative years, often a staple of diners and other informal restaurants.

There seem to be a number of folks who put a great deal of stock these days in COMFORT FOOD.

COMFORT FOOD seems to be those food items which are consumed to bring the consumer a kind of comfort. Not the sort of comfort one gets when their mother puts her arms around you and says, “There, there.  It will be alright.”  But as a sort of substitute for your mom.

The foods are many and wondrous.

Some sing the praises of pancakes and maple syrup.

Some say that strawberry shortcake (or ANY shortcake with ANY berries) can’t be beat.

Others swear by cookies and milk.

And so, while on the topic several days ago, a few thoughts formed about those items on the menu which are called COMFORT FOODS.

1- Comfort is in the eye of the beholder.

What brings one person comfort may repel another.

What one finds disgusting is that in which another finds comfort and joy.

Not too long ago, someone claimed, “I could eat a whole pot of hot, buttered cauliflower!  I love it!”  

Meanwhile, the person behind them was making a nasty-looking face–to register their silent disagreement.

Cookies, candies, pastries and pies may soothe one person while another might be turned off by the mere thought of sweets.

So, the food that one may head to for comfort may NOT be the choice of others.

2- Comfort is often NOT.

The whole idea of eating comfort food is that by downing something one finds appealing, one finds consolation and solace for his woes.

Little thought is apparently devoted to those unpleasant conditions caused by eating.

Indigestion, heartburn, upset stomach, diarrhea, sour stomach: almost all woes which involve the stomach are brought about by EATING.

This includes the EATING of comfort foods.

Not a lot of comfort to be found when one is throwing up.

3- Food MAY offer a sort of VERY temporary, physical comfort.

Food is a VERY temporary fix and when the effects of the food wear off–no matter how much one really LOVES that food–the problem which caused that person to seek out comfort food is STILL there.

For a longer lasting remedy to life’s ups and downs, the reader might want to try SINCERE (as opposed to the hi-and-bye ‘quickie’ variety) of PRAYER.

Even the heathen have good things to say about reading God’s Word when one is upset. As one nonbeliever put it,

“I like reading Psalms. They calm me down when I’m upset.”

Comfort food comes and goes and SOMETIMES something tastes better than others.

BUT, a good talk with God or His Son, Jesus Christ, only gets better the more one does it.

Besides, IF the reader begins utilizing prayer, then he may decide to skip that next stack of bacon-and-cinnamon-covered blueberry waffles.

Once again, we offer the BEST Bible verse which has to do with eating–and IF honey (or sweets) is the reader’s comfort food, then the reader is in luck: he will see something BIBLICAL about his favorite comforting food.

“Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.”

DOES the reader have a comfort food?

DOES the food give comfort to the reader when he is upset?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: August 10, 2021.]

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Sweet Tooth

sweets

While sauntering through the fruits and vegetables section of a big-box department store one day last week, one was struck by an INESCAPABLE fact of modern life.

There are MORE cakes and doughnuts and cookies and pastries sold in the fruit and vegetable section than there are fruits and vegetables.

This is, no doubt, because so much floor and display space in that section is devoted to SWEETS–rather than fruits and vegetables.

This is not something that is rarely seen OR is only seen at one location.  No,this is taking place, whether one is examining the grocery section of a big box retailer or is wandering about the local outlet of a national grocery chain.  The fruit and vegetables (which are generally healthier) are giving way to all manner of SWEETS and baked goods.

Has the reader noticed this?

Why does the reader suppose this is taking place?

This phenomena has been taking place for YEARS–at least since the late the first decade of the 2000s.  It was mentioned in passing a few years ago in these pages.  Additionally, a few years ago, after mentioning this occurrence, an acquaintance  made the guess that the cause MIGHT BE money.

“Maybe they make more money selling cake than they do fruits and vegetables?”

While that is a viable answer, upon closer examination, it appears to be unlikely for a couple of reasons.

1- IF increased profits are the reason (and IF the profits are bigger from cake than fruits and vegetable) than why is this happening NOW?  Why didn’t the clever entrapeneurs who started these national chain stores START OUT with a BIGGER section which featured SWEETS and a smaller section which contained the fruits and veggies?

Maybe these clever entrepreneurs didn’t want to make money?

2- Having worked at big box retailers with grocery sections, national grocery chain stores AND on a farm, this writer had NEVER heard that fruits and vegetables took a back seat to SWEETS in the Profit Department.

3- And why do the sweets pop up among the fruits and vegetables (the only location in a modern grocery outlet that is VERY HEALTHY)?

Again, does the reader have any speculation as to why this is taking place NOW?

Here is something the reader may or may not believe: it IS the end times and Satan, Satan’s workers of iniquity (sin) and the world reach their absolute ZENITH right before Jesus Christ returns to earth and settles their hash.

Therefore, the end times are a time, NOT ONLY of mass deception, but also of appealing to man’s senses and the things which fulfill those sensual desires.  Of teaching the rats, so to speak, to crave their bait.

Such as the sweet tooth possessed by most humans.

And cakes and pies and candy and doughnuts and cookies are ALL sweeter than most fruits and vegetables.

More unhealthy too.

God’s Word has a few bits of advice on eating sweets–which are not only true: they are memorable as well.

“My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste”
–Proverbs 25:13

SO, apparently God is okay with eating sweets?

He is (after all, He loves His creation and enjoys seeing man enjoy himself), but he also has a memorable warning: do NOT become a GLUTTON for sweets.

“Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.”
–Proverbs 25:16

The world has been teaching end times man (for years) to acquire a taste for SWEETS.

Wonder why?

This did NOT happen years ago in America.

At one time, cola was a once-a-week treat–instead of something to be almost constantly consumed throughout someone’s waking hours.

A popular saying is “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.”

Particularly IF that stomach is connected to a sweet tooth.

HAS the reader noticed the erosion of fruits and vegetables by sweets?

WHAT does the reader think about this circumstance?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: February 22, 2021.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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Health Industry Claims: Distracting Americans from the Real Problem

doctors in cigarette advertising

“And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.”
–Matthew 24:4

Does anyone even read these types of articles anymore?

The claims come fast and furious and then, faster still.

Eat this. Don’t eat that,

We have a cure. Oops, we don’t.

Do this.

But not that.

These recommendations and announcements come from the same organizations who pleaded for decades with Americans to give up eating EGGS because they had “research” and “studies” which showed eggs were suddenly bad.

Butter and eggs were staples of healthy diets for centuries, yet these same groups advocated oil-based margarine instead of butter.

These are many of the same outfits who didn’t see anything wrong with cigarettes for decades while Americans smoked themselves to death.

FOUR DOZEN Vintage Ads of Doctors endorsing tobacco

But isn’t tobacco a natural herb?

Every day, day-after-day, the “health media” turns out dozens (hundreds?) of these types of articles.

Many of the studies, research and experts (think “coffee“) contradict what was printed the day before.

MEANWHILE, the USA is by far the sickest industrialized country in the world.

Americans are ingesting a chemical hot mess every time they open a can or box of ANY processed foodstuff.  The government agencies supposedly responsible for safe food ALWAYS find there’s not enough poison in these products to do anything until YEARS later.

Chemicals banned in most countries (some are used as flame retardants) find their way into the Average American Joe’s daily diet.  And the amount of drugs/medicines handed out to “correct” various illnesses just keeps going up-up-UP!

America is one coast-to-coast toxic dump–and that’s just the grocery and drug stores.

Cocaine tooth drops

The many varied claims of the health, organic and natural health industries are like a rocking chair: no one gets anywhere, but it gives everyone something to do.

Meanwhile, America is sick.

Many Americans Babylon and on about “healthy living” and the numerous lifestyle changes they have made, but a trip to almost any Wal-Mart in the country reveals many lugging around oxygen bottles, riding in scooters and suffering various stages of incapacity.

Without a doubt, we are in the end times.

Americans will take one medicine to lower their heart rate while having a doctor adjust their pacemaker to increase it.

And the “health media” and “natural food media” does its job every day: distracting folks from what’s killing them by churning out fantasies on the latest snake oil offered by the SAME GROUPS who made them sick.

Bayer Heroin

Make no mistake: America IS a sick country.

America is Sick: Spiritual Sickness Comes Before Physical Sickness

However, no amount of physical tinkering with organic grains or gluten-free diets or any of the other HUNDREDS of ersatz remedies will effect a cure for what ails Americans.

Americans are the victims of iniquity, sin and rebellion. As such, they are promised disease, sickness and pestilence.

America is a sick country.

But its sickness is primarily spiritual, and until that is taken care of, physical sickness will continue to walk the land.

“I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.”
–Psalm 91:2-3,5-6

To whom will the reader turn?

More fake solutions offered by men?

Or Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

Tender Mercies of the Lord: Will Not Always Be Available

“But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.”
John 20:31

THE GOSPEL

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: February 25, 2016.]

NOTE: Do not be deceived.

Spiritual sickness comes before physical sickness.

The dragon (Satan) and the man of sin KNOW this.

A temporary relief from sickness will be one of the “miracles” the man of sin will demonstrate. Even now, the apostate churches prepare the way for both the dragon and the man of sin.

Placing one’s trust in Jesus, the individual is offered relief (though not always of an earthly type).

The nations will have their relief upon the return of Jesus Christ.

DISCLAIMER: The authors are not health care professionals.

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Healthy Food for Less: 7 Ways to Eat Healthy on a Budget

 

HEALTHY FOOD FOR LESS:  Money tight? Here's some money-saving tips to eat healthy
HEALTHY FOOD FOR LESS: Money tight? Here’s some money-saving tips to eat healthy

EAT HEALTHY, SAVE MONEY!

Eating healthy doesn’t have to mean spending a lot of money.  These seven money-saving tips are “college student-tested.”  They will allow you to save money while enjoying a healthier lifestyle.

Quality foods on a tight budget is a rare happenstance nowadays. It seems like everybody has a different view on what is healthy and what is not and that view changes from week to week. On top of that, within those weeks, prices keep escalating. Eating healthy is getting seemingly harder and harder to accomplish because of price, especially if you’re a college student.

For someone who likes to be on top of my finances and also eating healthy, I have to find ways to overcome those high prices. Sometimes it seems a lot easier to compromise what is healthy for the cheap route which is junk food. More than one-third of U.S adults are obese. That is 34.9% of obesity in America. We can see its many American’s are taking the cheaper route, because let’s face it, it’s easier. I hope I can share a few tips that could help make your home a little healthier without making your wallet empty.

1. COUPONS! One way I make my shopping trip less painful is by searching the internet for printable coupons I can use at the store. Even if I am able to save fifty cents here and there, that can add up! I usually go to this coupon website and browse through to see if there are any coupons that I could use when I go shopping. There are a ton of websites out there that offer coupons. If you take the time to look before you shop, it could help save you a decent amount of money in the long run.

2. BUY IN BULK! When you buy in bulk you can save a significant amount of money. Sam’s Club is a great place to buy bulk food items.

3. COOK AT HOME! Eating out is expensive. Period. Besides the cost, most restaurants and fast food chains have hidden carbs, calories, and sugars that you can be unaware of if you don’t pay attention to the nutrition guide. Not only will cooking at home aid in a healthier lifestyle, you will save money by not eating out as much. Plus there is a plethora of resources that have healthy, quick, and easy meals you can make from your stovetop.

4. EAT LESS MEAT. Now before you throw a fit, I am not advocating a vegetarian lifestyle. I’m the first in line for chicken, steak, or ribs, but it is usually the most expensive item we purchase. I wouldn’t cut meat out altogether, I would simply limit yourself on how many times a week you can have it. For all you gym rats out there, if you’re worried about the protein intake, don’t be. You can get plenty of protein through other foods such as almonds, soy, beans, and eggs.

5. DON’T OVERLOOK FROZEN VEGGIES & FRUITS! While fresh may seem like a better option, frozen veggies and fruits can help reduce your bill at the end of your shopping day. As long as you’re still checking the nutritional content of the frozen brands, you can get healthy food at a cheap cost. There’s no better feeling!

6. ELIMINATE FRIVOLOUS BUYS! We all seem to go to the store with an agenda that gets lost in the aisle way between soda pop and chips. We have an awesome determination to buy only healthy foods, then we suddenly cave. You should sit down and make a list of foods that you need and stick solely to that list. When you eliminate impulse buys, you are going to save a ton of money. Maybe even take someone with you to keep yourself in check while roaming the aisles.

7. SHOP ON THE WEEKEND! Shopping on the weekend is a smart way to save money because weekend coupons, and special sales will be happening. Not only can you get fresh items, but if you go in with your list you can get the most for your money and buy enough for the whole week instead of a few nights.

I hope this list can help train your brain on how to go about cheap healthy grocery shopping. It is a wonderful feeling knowing you are doing something healthy for your body while saving money. Especially in a world where junk is an easy an all too well traveled route when it comes to food. Be smart in your shopping and your eating!

 

by Liz Kaye

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