Hash was one of my favorites when we were kids. Roast beef, sliced potatoes and a few onions for flavoring. M-m-m-m!
Today, let's mix up two ingredients and have ourselves a blog!
First, take a look at my daughter Becki's Veganish blog for some tasty and healthy food.
Then, here's a leadership story. I heard it about 25 years ago and it left a mark on my memory. To the best of my knowledge it's true...
A young man distinguished himself during his undergraduate days. His keen intellect and excellent communication skills seemed to indicate a healthy future as he pursued his dream of pastoring a church. A number of smaller churches near the college would have asked him to be their part-time pastor, but his Bible professors encouraged him to focus on his studies. "Wait until you get to seminary," they said. "You will have plentiful opportunities there."
He went off to pursue his Master of Divinity and heard similar words from his seminary teachers. "You will have ample time to get practical experience," they told him. "For now, take full advantage of the excellent education you will receive here." His strong academic performance also opened the door to funding so he followed their suggestions.
As he finished his Master's in that large, prestigious seminary, he caught the attention of a world-renowned theology school in Europe. He was not only accepted, but received a fellowship that fully paid for his living expenses and education there. After several years, he was awarded a Doctorate of Theology.
Now, with some of the premier education in his field behind him, he took his young family back to the United States to begin pastoring. But he had a problem. Large churches that normally would hire a pastor of his caliber weren't interested in someone with no practical experience. Small churches couldn't afford to pay him enough to meet the needs of his family. What was he to do?
No problem. The U.S. seminary he had attended hired him as a professor. His job?
Training people to become pastors.
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