My neighbor across the street stopped by one day to tell me he had petitioned the city council for a variance that would permit him to build an 8-foot, or a 10-foot fence on his property along 20th Avenue, a street that our property also bounded. He hoped the new fence would serve to buffer the noise created by the thousands of cars that passed his house every day. He hoped that I would not only support his request, but write a letter articulating that support. I said I would do him one better: I would go with him to the hearing and speak out in favor of the variance.
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.