The natives of North and South America grew a special type of corn that we still produce today. It is different from other grains because it explodes into fluffy, white "blossoms" when exposed to heat. Ordinary corn placed on a grill and brought to 400 degrees Fahrenheit simply dries up and gets hard. But not so with popcorn! The high temperature creates within its moist substance a gas that expands and breaks open its tough outer shell. This allows the pure white pulp to burst forth into an edible treat that is the delight of young and old.
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.