Many years ago, the Jansen family of Norway -- father and mother and two young
children -- had booked passage on a steamship to America. They'd used up all their
savings on the tickets. Sympathetic neighbors had given them bread and cheese for the
journey, which they took with them into their accommodations in steerage -- the
humblest part of that mighty ocean liner, the Stavanger.
The parents had calculated they had enough cheese and bread to last the ten-day journey.
They were grateful for the simple food they had, and figured they would find much better
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.