Missionaries going overseas often end up in places with little communication access. Phone lines haven't gotten there yet, mail is slow, and often the missionaries start out with only a basic knowledge of the language that most local people speak. The first few months are especially tough. It takes time to adapt to being in a new culture and being away from the people they know best. But if they are to proclaim the gospel, teach and share the good news, and equip people in this new culture, then adapt they must.
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.