Go teams!

That’s pretty much how I feel about the Super Bowl. I probably would not have known it was happening this weekend except that the church service we usually attend in the evening was cancelled today, so we had to go in the morning.

But, I do love a good theme and snack food– so, it didn’t take much convincing to get me to a watch party.

After the heart attack I created last weekend, I wanted to make a less deadly sweet. I settled on whole grain cookies with walnuts, dried cranberries, and dark chocolate. Not necessarily a “health” food, but this one didn’t involve 12 sticks of butter, either 😉


Brian, on the other hand, went back to Garden & Gun, the infamous magazine that inspired the epic cake. He settled on bacon crackers– bacon wrapped around Club crackers, cooked on low heat for a long time. It’s buttery, bacon goodness– what’s not to love?


We took our treats to a party with our old missional community group. It was wonderful to see everyone and get a chance to catch up. I miss them.

There were also three different snacks wrapped in bacon. Three. Bless the Lord.

Opening up our community

Tonight our community group had the chance to open up our normal meetings for some folks from our church who are looking into what missional communities are all about. We hosted a dinner and spent time getting to know some new folks and sharing with them what God is doing in our group.

We did a potluck and Lindsey cooked some wonderful meatballs from a new recipe. We had some good food and a better time. We told our stories, and it was a great time to reflect.

We have seen a lot of growth in our group and in ourselves. We truly love our group, who really are family now. It was fun to let people in to see what we share with each other.

I love that our church values true connections within our missional communities, and I love that our staff is so supportive. It was a fun night to share with our leadership, our family, and some new friends.