One of my Facebook friends posted a video about a Wendy's "secret menu item". If you ask for a "T-Rex Burger" you'll receive a 9-pattie monster! That's 3,240 calories that you can't even fit in your mouth! Why would anyone eat that much? Some might answer: "Welcome to 'Merica!"
Comedian Jim Gaffigan points out the absurdity of our tendency to over eat - especially around holidays.
"I usually don't have a burger, a brat, and a steak, but it is 4th of July... and I'm gonna need the energy if I'm gonna start blowin' stuff up. It's what the Founding Fathers would want!"
Setting aside issues of over-eating, meals are a wonderful way to get to know others. As we eat and drink, conversations happen and friendships are formed. Could that include friendships with people who don't know Jesus?
This Sunday, July 2nd, we'll be continuing our BLESS series on living and sharing the Good News through 5 simple life rhythms. This week we'll be talking about Eating - perfect timing as we prepare for the 4th. Just take it easy on the quantity!
Agros Fundraiser & Pig Roast BBQ Potluck
This coming Saturday, July 8th, Bill & Suellen White are hosting their annual Pig Roast to raise money for AGROS. Why not invite some of your "pre-Christian" friends to come up to the White's ranch (about 1/4 mile up Lookout Mountain Rd in Twisp) at 5:00 for live music, plenty of great food, and the chance to contribute to this wonderful ministry.
Agros staff member, Guillermo Jimenez, and his family will be with us to share some of the wonderful things that are happening in a number of villages in Central America. Thanks to financial contributions, the poorest of the poor are farming their own land and moving into a hopeful future. Financial gifts will be collected at the event, but there is still a chance to contribute online and have your gift matched if you do so by Friday, June 30th. Make your donation here: https://agros.org/do
Thoughts about living as a Jesus follower and life at Community Covenant Church