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Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people.  And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.                    – Acts 2:46-47

Thank you, thank you, thank you. 

On the first Wednesday of each month, our parents provide lunch for the faculty to enjoy.  Coincidentally, this is also the day that we have our combined faculty meeting each month, so I suppose the food makes an hour of listening to Mr. Robinson more bearable! 

Over the years, we have had Italian, Mexican, hoagie sandwiches, soups and salads, and more.  This week, our meal was breakfast food.  Around 10:30, the smell of sausage, eggs, and bacon began to waft through the halls of the school.  Obviously, this does little to enhance the efficiency of the working environment, but it sure makes everyone happy!

The “kitchen”

On my 11th or 12th trip (I can’t remember) to supervise the spread on the table in the teacher workroom, I noticed Carol Johncock in the office conference room with several bowls, loaves of bread, cartons of eggs, and a griddle.  She was making French toast for the faculty.  It was a reminder of several things:  God is good, we have some amazing servants at this school, and HCA needs a kitchen.  For those who have never seen this with your own eyes, I made sure we got a couple pictures so that you could see what it looks like to cook breakfast in a school office. 

The chef

To all the parents who participated in this lunch, or any other in the past or future, we are so grateful for your generosity and encouragment.  HCA is great because of the collection of wonderful people whom God has placed within our walls.  Just like the close-knit “family” of the early church, we consistently see commonality, sacrifice, prayer, praise, changed lives, and lots of food.  What an awesome place to work!

p.s  – And, as you know from the extensive research done on this subject, the better fed the teachers are, the higher the education level.  Really…if you don’t believe me, you can test it yourself!