John was furious! "Jane, how could you have done this?" Jane was mortified. It had been so easy to use the credit card when she went to the casino and she was having such fun. Now, the reality came crashing down with the monthly statement: $1,500 in gambling with nothing to show for it. "That was to be Kim's down payment on tuition next year," John reminded her. Jane sobbed out her words, "I'm so sorry. I will never let that happen again. Can we forget it ever happened? Will you forgive me, John?" "I will forgive you, Jane, because I love you deeply.
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.