Nothing captures the wonder of birth anymore than a scene from an old Bill Cosby show.
Bill was trying to help a woman about to give birth. This woman and her two children
were stranded with Bill in a terrific rainstorm, which had knocked out the telephone and
the lights. The woman told Bill she had her other two children by natural childbirth and
he had nothing to worry about, but Bill did not hear what she said. He was determined to
be helpful. He offered to boil some water and she just shook her head. He tried to smile at
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.