In the fall of 2003, northwestern Africa received higher than average rainfall. The rains
came early in the fall, allowing farmers to prepare their land for early seeding. After the
crop of winter wheat was in the ground, more rain fell, guaranteeing good seed
germination. Everyone was predicting an abundant harvest. The spring was similarly wet,
and the desert vegetation was green and lush.
But underneath the sandy soil lay locust eggs, awaiting the proper wet conditions to
hatch. And hatch they did. Locusts hatched by the millions and northwest Africa suffered
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.