Sometimes a great treasure is lost when we fail to realize the value.
About 100 years ago, a man living in Africa received a package from his home
community in England. The man to whom it was sent refused to pay the delivery charge
so it was consigned to the delivery office as a foot stool for fourteen years. When the man
to whom it was addressed died, it was placed on his estate auction. One curious man
placed a low bid on it, and it was his. He opened it and found that it contained several
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.