Every Wednesday at 7 am is bread-baking time at Kindred in Houston’s Montrose neighborhood (2515 Waugh Dr., Houston, TX 77006, 713.528.3269).

The smell of fresh bread wafts through the church as the local Central City Co-op is setting fresh fruits and vegetables. Check it out:

The bread is made with organic flour and all organic ingredients.

Intern Morgan Gates (LSTC) shows her enthusiasm for the weekly project. While Pastor Ashley Dellagiacoma and Cindi Scruggs engage in a very serious conversation.

While the bread bakes, I check to see what the co-op is setting out, then we sing morning prayer and discuss 2 Kings 22.

The intoxicating smell of fresh bread gives way to dozens of loaves coming out. Most of these will be sold at the co-op.

Of course, we have to test the bread, solely for quality control purposes.