Myrtle is the oldest member of the church who now resides in a nursing home. One Sunday someone brought her to church. As she entered the sanctuary it almost seemed like it was the first time she had been to church. Her memory was slipping at 96 years old. People made an extra effort to greet her. It was truly good to see this saint of the church. Whenever anyone asked how long she had been a member of the church she never gave an exact number of years. The pastor stated that it must have been over sixty years. Myrtle played an important role in the life of the church.
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.