In the summer of 2003, I was yearning and hungering to deepen my relationship with God in an intimate way, so I took a week away to pray in the country at a lake. On the fifth day I was sitting by the lake when the words came to me and they flowed from my pen as the tears rolled down my cheeks. This is what I heard and what I said in response:
Knock! Yes? It's Jesus and I've brought my Father with me. Welcome! We want to make our home with you. Not much here but what I have is yours.
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.