No, she's Christian!
After reading Shannon's controversial blog, 'Coffee at Clackamas,' I want to share one of the times I got my own cup 'o' judgement. I too am a tattood, pierced, wacky haired barista who loves Jesus with all of her heart. He is my Lord and Savior and has changed my life inexpressably.
I love the double-take looks I get when I wear my "Waiting for the Son" shirt and I get teary eyed when fellow tattood believers exclaim, "Sister!" upon hearing of my salvation. Some people just don't realize that God can work in anyone.
People just loooovvveee to judge, don't they? :)
"Can I please get a 16 ounce irish cream latte' with about two inches of room on top?" The woman in the front seat proceded to relay her coffee order with a wink, "I need the extra room so I can top it off with Vodka!"
Amazingly enough, this is not an uncommon request at my coffee stand in Granite Falls. I thought nothing of it until I heard the woman in the passager seat offer to her friend with a teasing smile, "You're not supposed to tell her that!!"
I managed a polite laugh and stood in the window when the first woman reasoned with the second, "Look at her! She doesn't care, she has a lip ring and red hair! She knows what's up!"
Both women laughed. Yeah, right. Little did she know I have never in my life been drunk and spend almost all nights a week at church.
Having being the butt of many such judgements, I make a more conscious effort to not judge people, may they be mohawk bearing, lip ringer wearing punk or a dirty, teeth missing old man from 'up the Loop'. If a person practices modesty and does not lead others to lust, who is to say what appearance is more for God's glory?! Who is to say that me, basically having the appearance of a punk can't enjoy a lovely "domestic" conversation about the benefits and smell-good factor of color-safe bleach with with my lovely, more "domestic" looking girlfriends? Who, besides our Lord, has authority to tell me that my hair color is interfering with my relationship with my Father? Some of the most "outlandish" people I've seen are also the most on fire for God. Some of the most "outlandish" people I've seen also make some of the best coffee I've tasted :)