When Russell Conwell left Yale to fight in the Civil War, a youthful admirer, Johnny
Ring, went along as personal orderly. Conwell had made fun of Johnny's habit of Bible
reading and praying each night. After a hasty surprise attack by the confederates, Johnny
risked his life to save a sword that had been a treasured gift to Russell. The bridge was in
flames when he headed back and, from the severe burns, Johnny died within a week. As a
result of his bravery and life-endangering example, Russell determined to live two lives,
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.