A big temptation
Saying for the Day: Money isn't everything and less may be more.
We reach into the artifact box and out comes a contract from a leading company that offers me a salary of $40,000.
Its there to remind me that God never called me to be rich.
At this point in our story of my journey to becoming a pastor I have my dad’s permission if not his blessing and everything is going well
I transfer from Michigan Tech to Northern and because of the extra credits I took at Tech I graduate in the middle of the year.
I could not enter seminary until the following fall so I had to decide what to do in that open time.
Just for fun I interviewed with a couple of companies looking for people with a mathematics background.
They were impressed and one offered me a job and a $40,00 salary.
My dad said you ought to take it.
You can go to seminary after a few years of making money.
It was a terrible temptation $40,000 now or $3900 when I graduated from seminary.
I knew I was being called but would God mind a little $40,000 side trip?
Two things kept me from taking the job.
I was afraid I didn’t have the strength of character to come back once I started living on $40,000 a year (lots of money then).
Secondly I was in love with Betty and didn’t want to leave her.
So I entered into a master’s degree program and stayed at Northern.
I have never regretted that decision .
Next week seminary shock.
News from Pigeon Falls– the little town in my backyard– The Pigeon Falls day committee put up a suggestion box. Somebody suggested they have a rabbit cook off contest and offered a recipe for deviled rabbit. Somebody else suggested a battle of the bands . Further suggestions included Pin The Tail on the Rabbit, and toss the bunny. There were something like sixty suggestions and they are all being looked at. It could be a real great Pigeon Festival.
Well last night was a wild one. The white rabbit showed up in three places at the same time. Robert’s tour group was waiting for the rabbit in fron of the fire station when it suddenly appeared on the roof of the Masonic building. Then it was on the fire station. Then at the end of the street. One could see the rabbit in all three places. Suddenly they were all gone. Robert swears he knows nothing about the rabbit on the Masonic building. In the morning Eino went up and looked and found what looked like wheel tracks and scratches at the roof edge. There were crushed bushes down below.
Mrs. Trumble wants to call in the army before there are as many white rabbits as pigeons. You know how rabbits multiply.
Now that the pigeons are back and doing their thing people are not quite as happy to see them as they were yesterday. Frank had to clean the pigeon statue twice today.
Nancy says people are trying out their liars club stories on her and there are going to be some pretty good ones this year. She hasn’t heard any as good as the pasty eating bear yet but there is lots of time.
The link for today is High Jinx. Please remeber to put the words Dr. John in your comment to get JCPOINTS. And please leave me a comment too.
The winners of yesterdays JCPOINT drawing are ( little drum roll) Mimi and Friday's Child. Congratulations. You will soon have a pricless JC prize.
Lois on the Web has a picture of my house and Pigeon Falls in her latest entry. You have to scroll down to get to them but they are there.
Well I have felt a bit better today so I got some things done. I printeed out all the June blog entries for my computer hating sister who likes to read them. I mailed the blog cards and one navy statue . I am waiting for the regular mail address of the other one. Betty and I started the living room clean up. It is going to be a pain. I talked to Di-Tech about a loan and found out that the fact this is a duplex is going to be a problem. They want a 20% down payment. Life goes on.Well I need a breathing treatment.