Welcome to The Caffeinated Chaplain Blog!

Your hub for coffee, creativity, and community support!

Hello, friends! I’m Heidi, an ordained minister and chaplain, navigating life’s winding paths with my husband and partner in crime, Robert. Together, we’re dedicated to extending compassion and support, particularly within the realms of addiction and trauma recovery, to everyone we can.
Together, we have eight kids here on Earth and two sons in Heaven. We are also blessed beyond words with a crew of five grandsons and a granddaughter born just this month. And let’s not forget our beloved dogs– Bonnie the Tripaw, Pepper the Sassbucket, and Gus the Toothless Wonder – who bring endless joy to our lives.

Our philosophy? Embrace every moment with gusto. From spontaneous hikes to leisurely canoe rides, we relish in the simple pleasures of life. And, of course, no day is complete without a steaming cup of meticulously brewed black coffee – because, really, is there any other way to start the day? Did I mention Robert always brings me fresh brewed coffee in bed every morning? He takes He-brews seriously!

Now, onto this blog – consider it my personal sanctuary, where I lay bare my thoughts and reflect on life. From heartfelt musings to candid and often raw transparency, there’s always something brewing in my mind.

But wait, there’s more! If you have a penchant for unique treasures, look no further than our store, HipBows. Here, you’ll discover an array of handcrafted bowties fashioned from repurposed men’s ties, which can be used as a bowtie, hair bow, or even pet accessory. Best of all, every purchase from HipBows directly supports our ministry efforts, ensuring that those in need receive the help and guidance they deserve.

And that’s not all! At The Caffeinated Chaplain store, we showcase an assortment of one-of-a-kind creations, each made with love and intention. From items for the home to uniquely designed gifts, there’s something for everyone. And just like HipBows, every purchase from The Caffeinated Chaplain contributes to our ministries, WellFed.love and Set Free 24-7, offering support and guidance to those navigating trauma, abuse, and addiction recovery journeys.

In this space, there’s no room for pretense or judgment – just an abundance of love, faith, and camaraderie. All are welcome here, just as you are.

Thank you for joining me on this journey. I look forward to sharing laughter, inspiration, and perhaps a cup of coffee or two with you along the way. Let’s embark on this adventure together, shall we?


Chaplain Heidi… The Caffeinated Chaplain

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