"And hope does not disappoint us." People who run out of hope usually give up on life.
Some run from life. Some turn their backs to the wall and resign from living. Others
angrily back folks against the walls of malls, schools, and fast food restaurants and start
shooting. We all need hope. The question is, "In what do you hope?"
The exceptional thing about hoping in God is seen first in the fact that the hope that God
supplies never runs out. Why not? Because the Holy Spirit endlessly pours God's love
Are you paying attention? Or are you paying attention to the wrong stuff? A voice that sounds a lot like Wisdom as we met her in Proverbs begs us to learn from past experience, so as not to spend money when we can get free stuff. The first generation liberated from Egypt died in the desert because they didn’t learn. And when the people pointed with oohs and ahhs towards current events, Jesus asked them to learn from the past to recognize that some things are not as significant as the eternal choices.
The government has finally woken up to the fact that the health of our children in this country is threatened by their food. For two generations, since World War II, food has become increasingly processed and the era of the fast food meal is well and truly with us.
Karen hates church. She feels it's a place where people are brainwashed. She thinks the people who go to church are weak, looking for a crutch in sermons that tell them how to behave. Karen clearly has an issue with established religion.