The year was 1815. Napoleon, who had been defeated, escaped imprisonment, and led
another army into Europe. If he could not be stopped, another long war would be ahead.
On the planes of Waterloo, in France, the forces met in a terrible battle. Finally, the battle
was over, and from the coast land of England the message of the results of the battle were
signaled by flag (wigwagged by semaphore), to London. The words "Wellington defeated
..." came through, then a fog settled in, and the message had to wait. Very quickly the
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.