Audio: Coffee with the Briano Sisters

Today I called for an emergency meeting with my sister.

A few years ago, we would meet up once a week and have a bible study at a coffee shop. Since then my older sister started law school, my middle sister had two kids, and I became obsess with work.

Siting there sharing coffee (we bought two and spilt it). We began to talk about social media.

“Its a reality away from reality.” – Sarah

“Because we have each other on facebook doesn’t mean we don’t have to visit in person. Put down the media and lets talk to our family.” -Eva

Eva started telling us about helping one another, helping strangers. To listen to those who are talking to us. To not be so distracted by things that eat up our time.

“…pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.” 1 Tim 6:12

Hearing from my older sisters about their every day battles made me realize this bible study wasn’t for them but for me. Everything they were saying was hitting home. Sarah began to talk about loving God with our mind…

“…”Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; ..” Luke 10:27

“The more you read [the bible], the more you’ll be able to hear from God.” – Sarah

So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves. Gal 5:16

It was my turn.. I had no idea what to share.. so I began to tell them how good things are, but one thing I lack and miss.. My hunger. “I feel like I’m sleep walking.”

I shared, Psalm 89:1

“Your unfailing love will last forever. Your faithfulness is as enduring as the heavens.”Ps. 89

“Every morning, I gotta remember who God is. Things may be good but no matter what I have to keep my trust in God. ” -me.

We ended the night by praying for my dad. He almost got killed a few weeks ago at his job. He works with trains and one almost ran him over. We prayed that he will be safe, that he will get a better job that gave him weekends and night off. We just all missed him.

“Many will ask us, how did we get to where we are at? -Years of perseverance.” – Eva.

I share this family meeting to encourage you to connect with people you love, sit and talk with them. It will leave you refreshed.

 

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