Mighty Missouri Coffee Company produces incredible coffee and cultivates positive, life-affirming customer experiences to fuel your incredible adventure.
Brian Jackson started Mighty Missouri Coffee Co. in Bismarck in 2012 with the goal of roasting high-quality coffee that could pair with the spirit of adventure available in the Northern Plains. Today, the Hazen, North Dakota native's company is a small but mighty team of coffee professionals passionate about bringing quality from farm to roast to cup. You can find Mighty Missouri throughout the Midwest where coffee is sold, at your favorite coffee shop, online where freshly roasted coffee is available 24/7, or at our storefront in Bismarck
Our Bismarck location is conveniently located at the Missouri Valley Family YMCA. Drop on by and say hello -- our friendly staff is ready to talk coffee and adventure with you!
Swimming in the Deep End (A Comment on Adventure)
My son Isaac turned four yesterday. It is insane that it has been four years already. He looks so, well, older. Time flies when you're having fun.
I went this morning to watch him at swimming lessons at the YMCA. Yes, I was one of those parents sitting on the bleachers exchanging waves from his kid in the pool. It was fun to watch him too!
He did the back float and bobbed his head underwater; really becoming a stronger swimmer. But then the teacher had him head "out to sea". Armed with only his small blue flotation device strapped to his back, he flapped his way into the deep end of the pool with the instructor at arms length. I was actually a little nervous as he almost fully submerged underwater. But his little head stayed above the plain as he paddled his way to the deep end.
At that moment I thought of my own life. I felt like God was challenging me and asking me,
"When was the last time you released your grip from the safety and comfort of the edge and allowed Me to take you deeper? Do you still want Me to take you into new areas, places, and situations that stretch you, cause you to really trust Me?"
I saw that when I take these risks God is right there to never let my head fall underwater. It is amazing. Even times when I feel my mouth straining forward for the last air before going completely under, God comes through and lifts me. He teaches me more at the deep end that I can learn at edge.
So I am challenged again today to not give in or get too comfortable. I am challenged again that I won't grow unless I let go. It really isn't rocket science or a magic formula to growth, but it's simple letting go, going into the deep end and allowing God to teach me again how to swim.
Just as my son, Isaac, who has a smile on his face and is giving it all he has; I, as his father, sit back and watch my son in awe. I sit back and am so proud that he's going for it. I sit back and root him on.
The best thing about our Father is that He takes great delight in us, all the while, being right there to lift us up when we are in need. Praise be to God!