Friday, December 24, 2010

Cup of Joe and Merry Christmas Eve

Let Our Troops Know You Care!

Buy a Cup of Joe for a Soldier Serving Far From Home And Have It Delivered With Your Own Personal Note of Encouragement...

Green Beans Coffee has launched Cup of Joe For A Joe to let anyone, anywhere in the world, say thanks to our troops through the simple act of buying a cup of coffee and having it delivered along with their own personal note of encouragement into the hands of a deployed Soldier.

Please join Green Beans in honoring our Troops. It only takes a few moments plus the spare change in your pocket to say thanks. Simply choose a purchase of any amount and we'll do the rest!

Thank you to friend of Seekerville Gail Kittleson and her husband CH [COL] Lance Kittleson, Command Chaplain, for sharing this with us.

We wish them and all our troops and their families a Merry Christmas. Please know you are in our hearts and our prayers.


  1. Merry Christmas from Seekerville to all our friends and their families near and far.

  2. Oh how I love Seekerville!

    Tina, fabulous idea. Will get right on it!

    Thank you Chaplain & family, and ALL who serve our exceptional, beloved country. We honor each of you, as we express our most sincere best wishes for a beautiful Christmas, whatever your circumstances.

    May the God of the Universe watch over, protect & guide you, today and every day, until you are home and together with your loved ones.

    That was "gushy" but I don't care. Wish I could hug each of you personally. Will send a cuppa joe instead!

  3. Neat idea!

    Just stopping by to say MERRY CHRISTMAS Everyone!!!

    Eva Maria Hamilton at gmail dot com

  4. This is a wonderful idea!!! Thank you so much for sharing this idea with us. :)

    Thank you to the Chaplain and his family for their service to our country. God bless all the men and women in our military who are sacrificing so much for our freedom!

    Merry Christmas to one and all!


    P.S. Here's another program run by Xerox where you can send a quick note to the troops to let them know you care:

    God bless!

  5. I love this idea and follow Cup Of Joe on Facebook. The stories of the soldiers and their "cup of joe" given to them are wonderful. Check it out!

    Merry Christmas to all. I am especially thankful to all of the Seekers this day as I was in the hospital for a suspected heart attack. I was able to finish Audra's book and read other seeker books while I passed the time between tests. The books were a gift, a blessing! It turned out to be GI issues they are still working on, I got my seeker books read, and I am home for Christmas!

    Peace, Julie

  6. what a neat idea.

    Happy Christmas to everyone its about 1 and a half hours here til Christmas Morning here. (10.30pm)

    Julie glad your ok and got to read some Seeker books.

    I spent the afternoon at the bookshop cleaning shelves with vinegar as I have been having trouble with mold there and hoping this will make it easier also the shelves are now clean!
    But what was so exciting was a family came in and all but the mother left and she said she was so excited to see her books in our shelf. I then found out she is an Aussie author Paula Vince who will now be on my blog next year and I bought one of her books to read. It was so exciting to meet an author and an Aussie one at that. (not that I expect an American to be visiting my town)

  7. Wonderful idea, Tina! And a big THANK YOU to the many men and women serving our country and supporting those who serve. Prayers for Gail's husband and their family today--and the many others who are separated at this time of year.

    JULIE S - Prayers for your full recovery and thankful you're home for Christmas!

  8. JENNY - How wonderful to discover a new author right in your own back yard!

  9. Jenny, how exciting to have a local author come into your shop.

    Maybe you can schedule a booksigning with her, or a reading. Wouldn't that be fun?

    Okay, Julie S, faking a heart attack is a little desperate just to get to read a few Seeker books, don'cha think???

    Seriously, I'm glad it wasn't a heart attack, and so happy you're home for Christmas! Hugs!

  10. Julie - praying for you! Glad it wasn't a heart attack - eek!

    Merry Christmas to everyone. We especially thank our troops.

    We read 3 books on Christmas Eve - Twas the Night Before Christmas, Three Trees [I think it's called] and the Soldier's Night Before Christmas. A few years ago when my sister worked for a print shop, we Googled pictures of soldiers and made it into a spiral bound book for our own personal use [and gave a copy to a friend who was in the Marines at the time]. The kids love it and we always try to say thank you when we see a member of our armed services in uniform. The Marines doing Toys for Tots are always nice too :).

    So... Merry ChrisTmas to all and... well, it's too early to wish all a good night, but you know... =D

  11. Pam, I know! In fact, I am going to bed again to catch up on my reading...or a nap whichever comes first.

    The good news is I was asked if I ran because I have the blood pressure of an athlete!

    Thanks for the prayers. They are definitely appreciated.

    Peace, Julie

  12. OH, my goodness Julie.

    So grateful you are home!~!

    Adding you to the prayer list!

    And only a Seeker or friend has the foresight to bring books to the ER.

    What a gal1!!

  13. hugs Julie. glad it wasn't a heart attack and ddouble glad you had books to read to pass the time!

    well they're pretty sure the mass in my mom's brain is cnacer - like I told my dad though they were 95% sure from the scan and now they're 99% sure without the actual results(next week for what kind, etc and treatent) We had a lot of friends and family in the wai ting area with us and some even stayed when the tears started though they didn't know what to do either.

    I plan on going to the 11:30 christmas eve service at my parents' church - I missed last year seems like but I've always liked going to the late service.

    gonna check out that website - I'm not a coffee drinker but I know there are some who are LOL!

    Merry Christmas everyone! I thought about that in the hospital last mom was in the mandatory ICU (and again for another day due to a heart flutter last night) but at that hospital they play a little tune every time a baby is born..there were at least 2 we heard going to and from her room! somehow things are balanced in the world even though they feel unbalanced. One of my cousins brought her 4 yrd old and 6 mth old and my dad said he was glad to see them and be distracted by children. But thinkinga bout those babies being born just reminds me of Jesus' birth and the season we're in right now.


  14. Pam she comes from a town about 4 hours away and they were here on the way home from a holiday.
    But it would be call in they did a signing at some stage.
    What is even more exciting is that Aussie books are now more available on the market. they are dearer than american ones but are there only the big stores are not plugging them very much which is sad. While we love the american books I think we (Australia) need to plug and support the Aussie authors also.

    Oh and Happy Christmas its now Christmas day here

  15. Hi, all my Seekerville friends! Been on the road and am stopping at my mom and dad's for Christmas. I just wanted to pop in and say Merry Christmas to each of you!

    Love and hugs,


  16. What a great idea, Tina. Thanks so much for the link.

    Merry Christmas everyone.

  17. Merry Christmas Eve to those still on the 24th, and Merry Christmas to those (waving at Jenny!) where's already Christmas Day!!

    Joy to the World, the Lord is come. Let earth receive her King!

  18. Loves 2 Read Romance - LauraDecember 25, 2010 at 7:13 AM

    That is really neat! I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!

  19. Thank you Tina. I can't imagine how many "cups" will end up in the hands of soldiers, but my husband and I thank you for the results know only to God.

    Bless you all,

    Gail Kittleson

  20. Thank you Tina. I can't imagine how many "cups" will end up in the hands of soldiers, but my husband and I thank you for the results know only to God.

    Bless you all,

    Gail Kittleson

  21. Merry Christmas everyone!!

    Julie HS, I'm so glad it wasn't your heart!

    Susanna, I'll continue thinking of your mom.

    Tina and Gail, thanks for this link! I hadn't heard of this organization.