I do the cooking. The pastor’s wife will affirm this to be true. And, I’m pretty good at it too. I make a mean meatloaf and my Mississippi Pot Roast is outstanding (not that it’s all that hard…if you’ve never done it, you gotta Google it – it’s foolproof). I enjoy cooking breakfast. I enjoy cooking dinner. Lunch is usually just thrown together (i.e. microwaveable). The pastor’s wife doesn’t complain much. I think she’s just happy not to have to cook herself. There is one thing, however, that she is vocal about – S.A.L.T. She likes salt…loves salt really. Sometimes I think she’s just trying to kill the taste of the food (on second thought, maybe I’m not as good of a cook as I thought). I mean, salt is meant to enhance food, not overpower it. Salt can even enhance something sweet like watermelon as long as it’s used in moderation. But salt can be overpowering. And certainly, if salt loses its flavor, it’s useless. I remember that morning I handed the pastor’s wife two eggs over medium and you guessed it – without salt. One bite…immediately…she knew it. Have I ever mentioned she isn’t a morning person? Not the best combination. I haven’t forgotten it since.
Todd Bryant is the Lead Elder at Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Northport, AL. He has pastored there since 1998. For more more information on the church and links to audio sermons and apps for electronic devices, visit www.sovereigngrace.net