It had been an exhausting climb up the mountain. The blue sky and the shimmering hot sun were beautiful, but they had made the climb more difficult as sweat trickled down his back and into his eyes. The baggage he carried on the climb was becoming a great hardship; in fact its weight forced him to stop. He could climb no further. Overwhelmed with the task, the weary traveler placed the baggage aside and rested. After easing the baggage to the ground he rested against the side of a tree, allowing the cool and refreshing breeze to blow over him.
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.