Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Meeting at The Well

With Rob and Aimee Touchstone
at Three French Hens, Nolensville, TN
(Click for larger picture)

I love it when God weaves our lives together…

Saturday morning, I ran over to Nolensville to mail some packages and then––seeing how I love poking around antique stores––I continued half a mile down the road to the quaint little row of antique shops where I've found a few treasures before.

I hadn't been in Three French Hens for more than a minute or two when a friend I hadn't met yet approached me. And I'm so glad she did! Aimee Touchstone, you absolutely made my day, lady. I'm grateful for your kind words about my books and am so glad we connected.

Aimee's family was with her too, so I had the pleasure of meeting them as well. As it turns out, their family is involved in a ministry that's important to Joe and me as well––providing clean drinking water to third world communities who don't have it.

Aimee's husband Rob is the Co-founder, Pastoral and Mission Director for The Well Coffeehouse, a non-profit coffee house in the heart of Nashville (Green Hills area), and their purpose is to change the world, one cup of coffee at a time. 

Listen as Rob shares their vision and their love for people…

With Aimee Touchstone at Three French Hens,
Nolensville, TN

Did you know…

"...6,000 people die every single day because they have no water or from water-born illnesses.  There are solutions to this problem.  But they involve digging not only into the ground, but into our hearts and our pockets.  The Well has a passion to bring clean water to people and to save lives.  A well, or clean water system, can literally save thousands of lives.  And they can be built for anywhere between $1000-$12,000 per well.  We want to help build as many as possible in order to help save thousands of lives.  When you buy coffee at The Well you are helping to give clean water and to save lives." [Read their entire mission statement on their website]

2035 Richard Jones Road
Nashville, TN 37215

The name The Well comes from John 4 and Jesus' encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well. I love Jesus' response to her when she questions why he's asking her for a drink… "Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life." (NIV)

What a privilege to partner with an organization like The Well to provide not only clean drinking water, but living water as well. I'll be making a special trip to The Well very soon and––if you live in Nashville or when you're passing through––I hope you will too. They also have a full online store with coffee, a to-die-for mug, shirts, and much more.

I love how God weaves our lives together. I thought I was going to Three French Hens on Saturday morning to unearth a treasure. And as it turns out, I did. Thanks, Aimee! Thanks, Rob! And blessings in your ministry. I'll be seeing you again soon.

Are you involved with an organization that helps provide water to third world countries? If not, I'd encourage you to check into The Well. And if you're an antique shopper, I'd love to know what treasures you've unearthed recently. 

Blessings on your Tuesday!


  1. What a wonderful post! I loved learning about their ministry!!

    1. Isn't it great, Carrie? And they're such lovely people too. Wish I could meet you there for a cup of coffee…while we help change the world!

  2. WOW! Thank you so much Tamera! We are so honored to be on your blog!! You were so kind to us on Saturday when we first met you. We have talked about how loving you were to our family - total strangers. Your books have been a tremendous blessing in my life. I greatly appreciate the sacrifice you make to bless others like me. It is so beautiful to see God at work in you as you use your talents to draw others closer to Him. May God bless you with many more years to write many more books! You are a most gracious person that is overflowing with living water. We will never forget meeting you.

    1. Hey Aimee! I'm so grateful you introduced yourself, and the pleasure was all mine. Your kind words are a blessing to me. Thank you! And thank you for reading. Readers have a plethora of books from which to choose these days, so I'm honored that you spend time reading mine. It's an investment of time I never take for granted. I'll be over to visit The Well soon. My daughter, Kelsey, is eager to visit too. So I hope our paths cross again, friend. Much love to you and your beautiful family…


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