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Andy & Renie Bowman share their thoughts and wisdom from years of marriage, ministry and parenting.

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CoffeeTime is a weekly dose of wisdom, inspiration and encouragement from popular writing and speaking team Andy & Renie Bowman. Join them as they share authentic and relatable stories and discussions that will touch your heart and awaken your spirit.

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Are Excuses Like Hineys?

As a student did you ever use this one? “But, teacher, I promise, my dog ate my homework!” Or telling your mom, “I didn’t think we should, but she made me!” Or just the plain old standby that works every time, “I just forgot, I’m sorry.” Ever had a teacher or your dad...

Plan, Execute and Enjoy… In the Right Dose

Renie wanted a gorgeous new flower garden. So she spent some time picking the brain of a college educated agriculturalist. A man who had spent years as a high school teacher in that field. Plus, for the last ten years after retirement, he and his wife had a “hobby” -...

I Just Usually Back Up ‘Till I Hear Glass

By seven in the morning, we are usually out for our daily walk. One day we were about halfway through our route, walking on the sidewalk of a lovely tree-lined neighborhood. As we approached the next house in front of us, we watched as a car pulled slowly and...

Don’t Put All Your Eggs Into One Basket

Everybody has heard that cliché. I am saying something a little different. Don’t use all those eggs in your basket just for you - using your gifts and abilities only for your needs and wants. “I take care of me, and eva’body else needs to take care of themselves. No...

Sometimes You Just Need to Help Them Cry

Mrs. Johnson took her little boy with her when she stopped by her neighbor’s home to deliver a casserole for the grieving widow. Mr. Cline had died suddenly and the community was rallying to aid and comfort his grieving wife. Getting ready to leave after a short visit...

Hearin’ Your Stinkin’ Thinkin’

The boy sure had learned some choice words, no doubt about it. In the school room, on the playground, and at home, he kept getting into trouble on a regular basis for his rather colorful way of expressing his thoughts and feelings. Making it worse, his friends often...

CoffeeTime Articles

Read through the articles from Andy & Renie Bowman that have been syndicated weekly in newspapers across the country as the CoffeeTime column. These articles use humor, wit and wisdom to share timely insight into realtionships, personal growth, parenting and faith.

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