Athletes train hard for the chance to stand on the podium with a medal around their necks. And the methods they employ are beneficial for those of us who will never make the podium or even the meet. Some of the principles of training are:
* Train every day. Those who wait for the weekend and then do a "killer" regimen are setting themselves up for injury. * Have a goal. Olympic hopefuls train for a chance to make the Olympic team. We might train to improve endurance, lose ten pounds, or fit into a size four. With no goal or prize in mind, training often stalls.
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.