Acts 2:46-47 says, "Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved."
It took me moving to a city that I said I would never, EVER live in, one that was far away from everything I have ever know and away from all of my friends and family, for me to realize how much I absolutely need people. I sat as a brand new bride in my tiny apartment in a city that, quite frankly, I hated with everything in me, and I realized that more than the terrible humidity, more than the lack of rolling hills and beautiful terrain, more than familiarity, more than anything, I missed being known by people. As I began forcing myself outside of my house and to introduce myself to people in this new city, I started to notice a trend all around me. Everyone desperately wants to be known by someone. Anyone. As humans, we are created to be known and loved by other people, and when we don't feel like that is happening, for whatever reason, we begin to break. I kept hearing story after story of broken people being so lonely in a city of 2.24 million people, and it broke my heart. Why is this happening, and how can I do something to change it?
Now, I was basically born and bred to cook. My mom is an amazing cook, and believe it or not, my dad gives her a run for her money in the kitchen. I grew up cooking with both my parents, and quickly developed a deep passion for food, for cooking, and above all, for how food brings people together. As I contemplated the issue of loneliness in this new city I found myself living in, I realized the answer was right in front of me. Food. Everyone loves to be fed. Almost no one will turn down a free meal, and food is, in my opinion, the BEST way to break the ice with someone. I happened upon the words in Acts 2:46-47 one day and realized that the Lord has gifted me with not only a love for food, but the wonderful talent of cooking. Pair that with my long established desire to help the broken, and that is how UnBroken came to be. My words fail most days. I often find myself telling my husband that I'm tired of words, but that's the funny thing about food. Food can bring people together in a beautiful way and say a million things without speaking a single word.
This is my campaign to UnBreak the broken, if you will, through breaking bread at my table. I hope it inspires you to look around, find the broken people in your life, and start breaking bread at YOUR table to help UnBreak people with me! #UnBreakthepeople
***For more information and to learn how to get started, watch the video under the Resources page titled "Game Plan"***