Just east of the entrance to Hillside Cemetery in Purcell, Oklahoma -- about fifty miles
from my home -- there's a monument with this inscription: "In these hallowed grounds lie
Sam and Prince, two horses, the pride of Purcell's Fire Department."
The memorial, dedicated in 1987, pays tribute to Sam and Prince for their faithful service
to this central Oklahoma town from 1905 until 1920, when Purcell bought its first
motorized fire truck and put the two horses out to pasture.
Not only did Sam and Prince help the volunteer fire department put out wildfires that
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.