by Casey Jessen
Kendra Moreau, the owner of the establishment, will welcome anyone who comes through the door with a cheerful smile and a listening ear. It's not just because of her friendly nature, but because she is sure she is fulfilling God's plan for her.
It started with a dream, as most things tend to, but there was something very different about these dreams. God was whispering His desires to her, showing her glimpses of a place where fellowship flowed freely and the Holy Spirit reigned. These visions didn't stop, becoming stronger everyday, pulling on Kendra's heart and calling her to step out in faith.
However, there were a few problems. Kendra knew only enough about coffee to brew a pot in the morning before her shift at the hospital. The knowledge of ins and outs of running a business were not tools on her handy belt that she could reach.
What was God thinking? When she could no longer bear the weight of her calling, she made the confession to her family that she was planning to open a coffee shop. She wasn't surprised at the heaping amount of doubt she received. How could she be sure that such a business would make it in a small town? How much did she actually know about coffee? But she didn't let those questions keep her from diving in headfirst into the task she was given.
A small historic building in downtown Sweetwater was available and itching to be restored to a glory it had never reached before. Agreements were made and walls were knocked down. Floors were buffed and drywall was painted. Through the obstacles Kendra battled along the way, God always provided.
Soon, the hiring process began and she was hanging up the sign her mother had made for her. It read: This is a kingdom business. We gave this company to the Lord and it is His.
Cup Runneth Over Coffeehouse has been open since March 1st, 2017. Although it has had it's fair share of slow days, it has also had days where blessings heaped in abundance. This shop is about relationships. Their hope is that customers walk through the door and feel the love of the Father and know they have a home there.