Today’s Good Mood Is Sponsored by Coffee

You laugh, but let’s be real. Sweet nectar from God. Bean juice. Dirty water. Everyone is entitled to his own opinion. But coffee, for me, is a necessity. What first started as a pre-adolescent treat quickly became part of my health regimen. Some call it addiction; I call it a gift. Do I need coffee? No…yes…whatever. Top me off. Warm it up a little. Continue reading Today’s Good Mood Is Sponsored by Coffee

My Secret Weapon for Winning Monday

Experts and headlines all promise guaranteed methods for achieving success in life. I’ll jump into the fray and throw in my two cents. Mondays, for some, are the WORST. (Or, for another friend, it’s Tuesdays.) I enjoy my life routines and adventures, and having a go-to plan each week ensures I function at the top of my game. So, what’s my secret weapon for winning Monday? Continue reading My Secret Weapon for Winning Monday

1k | one glorious journey

I passed THE mile marker recently. ONE THOUSAND Instagram posts!!! 😀 (Shameless plug – follow me on Instagram: @jmhansen) Here is my very first IG post (according to Statigram). I’d say the timing is basically perfect because I’m about to make a trip to Austin. Of course, this means I shall be making a very necessary stop in Waco at my favorite coffee house on the planet – Common Grounds!!! As I scroll through the now 1,000+ IG posts I’ve made over the last year or so, I am amazed to see where the Lord has taken me. So many … Continue reading 1k | one glorious journey

monday monday monday

How do I start my Mondays? Well, buckle your seat belts. Supercharged. Slightly jittery. Yet dignified. Fashionably casual. British pop-esque. Micah. He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8 Coffee. What’s in my cup? Ethiopian Harrar Hints of chocolate & wine…maybe floral & maple? Pandora. New station (this should not be new to my playlist, but apparently I’m slow on these things): Adele. Good variety: Adele, Sara Bareilles, A Fine Frenzy, Duffy, Michael Bublé, … Continue reading monday monday monday


Starbucks is my hero. Coconut is in the house. I love coconut. Love. Iced Coffee w/ Breve, Vanilla, and COCONUT! I feel like I shall soon be part of the Gump family. Last night – 3.21 miles. Totally beat my 5k pace. I’m so happy. I’m still evaluating the pros and cons of carrying a self-defense weapon. Any recommendations? I must say, as much as I like night runs, nothing beats running with friends. (Comment if you notice any particular theme in this post.) New favorite iPhone app: Words with Friends. Do yourself a favor and download it. Now. Get … Continue reading coconutty