Robin remembers one Thanksgiving years ago when she and her children
were living in a small motel room. It was the worst of times for her
and the children. Her husband deserted them; her own family lived in
another state. Without transportation it was impossible to go home to
her parents. They were stuck in a cheap, rundown motel, on the
outskirts of town.
On Thanksgiving Day her children made a list of all the things they
were thankful for, which both surprised and shocked Robin. Her son was
thankful for his friends at school. The younger son was thankful for
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.