A woman came to see me. She was in her middle forties. She
had been divorced for a couple of years. She indicated that all
of her happiness in life ended when her marriage dissolved
because her husband had left her for another woman. It was
obvious from listening to her that she was not very happy with
her life. As we talked, I asked her, "What has been exciting and
interesting for you recently?"
Immediately, she began to list things from her past. She
spoke of her wedding day, the birth of her children, and family
vacations she used to go on.
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 2, 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.