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I really enjoyed my first breaking bread experience. Faces and voices conveyed gratitude and thanks, hearty fried chicken, sides, tea and desert sated the body. My cup was also filled. Serving others, with kindness and humility, makes the world a better place. If you haven’t given breaking bread a try, you won’t regret it, and you will want to return to do it again.

YHC and Swoop teamed up for breaking bread this weekend. On our drive to/from we covered our usual topics that we typically discuss over morning coffees after workouts — mindset, principles learned from faith, gratitude, drive, and the importance of instilling those characteristics in our children. Breaking Bread always finds a way to create the clarity and focus for what matters most in life. Giving back, being grateful for all the goodness in your life, and looking out for others when they’re most in need. 

YHC’s birthday is tomorrow, and man was it a gratifying gift to be able to cook dinner for 11 residents at The Daily Planet. I took the time to allow my daughters to help with the grocery shopping, cooking and delivery of the food. I explained to them the small blessings of life that we take for granted each and every day. We truly are blessed and don’t appreciate all that we have, but being able to provide for those that don’t have much, if anything really makes you take a step back and opens your eyes. YHC and 2.0s…

YHC put his 2.0 to work to provide a meal for some very grateful folks. Rumor has it, it was a success. Here’s what was served: Black Pepper Crusted Pork Tenderloin Pasta Salad Banana Pudding Tea & Lemonade Numberama, Nameorama, COT MOLESKIN YHC’s 2.0 is working on her kitchen game and is also required to serve the community.  Boom, Breaking Bread offers a perfect opportunity.  Always a pleasure to give back.

This evening, at the respite center sponsored by Daily Planet, three culinary crusaders, known in the streets as Oyster, Boberry, and yours truly, embarked on a mission not just to fill stomachs but to warm hearts. Armed with a Honey Baked Ham, courtesy of Boberry, we served not only love by a feast, complemented by loaded baked potatoes, green bean casserole, and the fluffiest Hawaiian rolls this side of paradise. As we laid out the feast, the room filled with an aroma so enticing that it could make a grown man weep with joy. Our 11 guests were treated to…

YHC slow cooked some pulled pork and delivered it along with buns, BBQ sauce, coleslaw, and cookies to the residents of Southside Health Center. Was planning on sitting down with them for dinner but YHC’s entire family got sick in Florida this past week so I had Antoinette come pick up the food from my car downstairs while I masked up. Here’s Florence’s not-so-secret ingredients for pulled pork in the slow cooker : 1 tablespoon Onion Powder ¾ cup Ketchup 3 tablespoons tomato paste ¼ cup apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon mustard powder…

My four year daughter and I spent Saturday night providing dinner for individuals in need. Bringing Ellie along allowed for the opportunity to demonstrate that acts of service and compassion need to be a central component of how we show up in our day to day. Listening to her observations about this experience and addressing her questions around generosity were both an excellent reminder that despite her being four years old, she’s keenly aware and observant of the little things in life. It reminded me of the importance of striving to be a HIM and instilling in her the values…

Again, a little time at the stove and with some help from M Chum, prepared food and delivered it on Sunday, 1/29. Brian was on duty. Residents were assembled and watching Chiefs v. Ravens and greeted me warmly once again. Appreciated the opportunity to help this weekend.

Have admired, for years, F3 brothers finding the opportunity to arrange for food and encourage fellowship through Breaking Bread, but hadn’t taken the opportunity to participate. Had a few family health concerns to navigate in 2023 which helped bring into focus how fortunate we all are most days and how relatively modest efforts could help others. Signed up to prepare and deliver food both days this past weekend – the last weekend of January 2024. Following a little time in front of the grill and stove at the house – and with some help from M Chum – delivered on…

Spending New Year’s Eve contributing to breaking bread for individuals that need love, kindness, and support the most this holiday season was significant for me since I spent a majority of this year on the receiving end of that same kindness with a sick child.  2023 was a year that was nothing short of the bring you to your knees type of humility that life will serve up to you from time to time. In my case, it was when my 2 month old daughter, Liv, was diagnosed with high grade glioma brain cancer on 1/13/23.  Along with that diagnosis came…

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