One of the most amazing ironies of nature is the blooming desert. The desert is a dry and barren land with little or no annual rainfall. When it does rain, the evaporation rate is so high that the rain can evaporate before it hits the ground, and that which does reach the ground is quickly absorbed. It is a miracle that anything grows in the desert. But the desert is filled with plants, many of which grow only when the conditions are right. These plants produce seeds that lay dormant in the soil for many years awaiting proper growing conditions.
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.