The Summer 2013 Praise and Coffee Magazine, Our Last Issue

The Summer Praise and Coffee Magazine is here!

Click here to read: Summer 2013

It’s filled with great articles by amazing women. The topic is freedom, and we tackle it from all angles.

Freedom from our past, freedom to forgive, freedom from debt and more.cover summer 2013

Our last issue…

It was a little harder to press “publish” on this magazine. As you will read, it is the last magazine for an undecided amount of time. I tell you about the decision on the last pages of the magazine.

We’ve had three great years publishing this magazine! I’m incredibly grateful to everyone who submitted articles and poured their hearts out on the pages over the years. I’ve met some wonderful ladies along this journey and connected with women that have become friends in real life.

My focus is shifting and I have some other projects that have been calling for my attention for a long while and I’m hoping I can make some forward motion in those areas now.

The topic of “Freedom” was decided before I decided that this would be the last issue, but it is quite fitting. I don’t mean to say that I’m ‘free of the magazine’ because I’ve loved doing it. Loved it! But it is freeing to know that it’s ok to lay down something you love doing when you do it while trusting that God is leading you and has other things on the horizon.

It’s easy to go with the flow and once a system is started, just keep moving but the past few years I’ve learned to enjoy the fluidity of a relationship with Jesus. The message stays the same, but the vehicle changes. Freedom brings peace, but it often has to be fought for. We have to fight the voices and disappointments of others. Don’t expect everyone to love or understand the changes that God calls you to do.

But bravely step out, or step back, whichever you’re feeling the tug to do. Peace is the signature of a walk with God. I did not say quiet or calm or even easy, but I said peace, that inner sense that you’re on the right track and the contented rest that comes with trusting the Father’s love and leading.

I hope that even this move to stop publishing the magazine will encourage and inspire you to follow close to what God lays in your heart because His ways are always better than ours.

 

Here are some of the article pics if you would like to Pin them for us! And we would love it if you did!

diema freedom

espresso

farewell

forgive

freedome julie

grace

israel

mel capture melanie

tracee article

tricia capture

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Comments

  1. U Know Who says:

    Sue,
    The magazine is beautiful. I know you have worked hard on this project for the years you had it up. I hope that everyone did find a story that touched their spirit and made them feel like there is someone else “like me” out there in this big world. You truly showed your giving spirit along with all the women who contributed to it!!!

    You know how I like quotes, so I found this one… “Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.” ~Albert Camus I hope your next project allows you to be even better!!!

    May your next project be just as fulfilling!!!
    U Know Who

  2. Brenda Schiesser says:

    So sorry to hear this is the last issue but certainly understand following God’s lead. Is your website going to still be available so that your past issues can be accessed? I pray your new path is successful and fulfilling.

    God Bless
    Brenda

    • Yes Brenda we will keep all the old issue up. And just to tell you, it\’s been exciting because we already see God opening new doors. The heart and soul of Praise and Coffee is only growing 🙂
      Sue