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Beverage Leverage

Recently, I found the courage to share on my Facebook page a letter I wrote to Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks. Here's why:

I am a self-professed Starbucks geek and have been for more years than I wish to admit. People in my congregation have often rolled their eyes at the amount of times I mention Starbucks in a Sunday lesson .  Some people like Disneyland but Starbucks has been my 'happy place.'  Love the smell and the taste of coffee. I taste and drink coffee like a caffeine oenophile.  I also love the fact that I can travel anywhere in the world and feel connected, safe and at home when I pop into a Starbucks.
My cupboard is filled with Starbucks cups, mugs and tumblers, and other paraphernalia.

So, it has been difficult for me in that as I continue to get more conscious about what I do in my life and that in particular, refers to what I consume.  For the past two years, I have eliminated certain foods from my diet: wheat, gluten, soy, dairy, corn, and most sugars.  …