It was during the Great Depression on the Canadian prairies, that sixteen-year-old Hans
decided to leave the wind-blown prairies in search of a better life. One night when his
family was in bed, he snuck out of the house and headed for town. When the freight train
stopped at the station, Hans joined the ranks of the countless unemployed men who rode
the rails from one end of the country to the other. Hans headed east to Toronto, but
quickly discovered that his skill set was not in great demand. Back on the rails he headed
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.