In almost the exact center of North America, on the border of Canada and the United States, at the joining of the Province of Manitoba and the State of North Dakota, there is a beautiful place with 2,000 acres of trees and flowers. It is known as the International Garden of Peace.
Beneath the flags of Canada and the United States, there is a stone cairn on which are these words: "To God in his glory, we two nations dedicate this garden, and pledge ourselves that as long as man shall live we will not take up arms against one another."
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.