Collectors of ancient coins need to know if the coin they are buying is genuine or if it is a forgery. There are several tests one can make. First, was it cast? Modern forgers usually make a mold of an old coin, then fill it with metal. Coins made from a cast have a seam around the edge where the two sides of the mold come together. They also may be pitted with air bubbles from the drying process. Second, the weight. Forgers often get the weight of their coin wrong. Always check a reliable reference. If the weight isn't what the reference says, don't buy the coin.
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.