September 12, 2010: “Love is Learned”

Posted on : Sep 9th, 2010 | By | Category: This Sunday's Service

When I was a kid, I grew up in a 100% white, middle class, Christian, suburban neighborhood. It was totally “Wonder Bread.” If you’re under 30 you probably don’t even know what “Wonder Bread” is. If that is the case, count your blessings!

“Wonder Bread” was the most popular white bread sold. I think it was 90% air because if you squeezed it, it decompressed. It was mostly used for sandwiches and was a staple of kids’ lunches. What almost everyone remembers about “Wonder Bread” is that it stuck to the roof of your mouth. As soon as you ate it, it became like a ball of sticky dough. When eaten with peanut butter, you really had a mess in your mouth! Not unlike many of the most-purchased junk foods today, the way it reached its popularity had nothing to do with its nutritional value or even taste, but rather brilliant marketing. Some genius came up with the marketing slogan “Wonder Bread helps build strong bodies 12 ways,” and every Mom in America bought the stuff for their kids. small business software homely.