Debbie grew up in the church and later, when she had her own family, she still attended
the same church. Not only were her parents a part of this church but her grandparents
played an important part in the church's history. Debbie knew the familiar Bible stories
about Jesus and taught them to her children.
In her mid-30s, Debbie decided to attend an in-depth Bible study. She felt awkward being
part of the Bible study, after all she had been a Christian all her life. At first she was
baffled not understanding what the Bible had to do with her personal life. She continued
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.