John Thompson was extravagant in his generosity. In July, 1999, he sold Michigan's largest asphalt and paving business and gave his 550 current and retired employees a $128 million chunk of his gains. He started the Thompson-McCully Company some forty years ago with $3,500 which his wife Ellen had earned substitute teaching, and he had pushed his road and highway workers each year, from April to December, to finish the job. Now he has rewarded their loyalty and sweat. Ninety employees became instant millionaires. Even workers' surviving spouses got checks.
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.