It was Christmas Day and our family had opened all the
presents. We were talking and enjoying being together, waiting to
eat Christmas dinner. I took some time to run over to the
hospital and visit someone who was spending Christmas Day in the
When I got on the elevator to leave, a couple of women were
already there. One lady kept staring at me. Finally she asked,
"Are you that preacher on television? You were on television last
We had televised our Christmas Eve services the night before
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.