Caught in a Monkey Trap

Monkeys are wily little critters. They would be impossible to chase. They are just too fast and agile. They aren’t impossible to catch though – it’s actually quite easy.

The basic technique is this:

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Where the Grass is Greener

I saw a quote from Rick Warren yesterday:

Marriages that work take work. The grass isn’t greener on the other side of the fence; it’s greener where ever you water it.” – @RickWarren

Great quote, eh?

A Facebook friend commented that some weeding wouldn’t hurt. I figure it’s probably a good idea to watch for moles, and the neighbor’s dog too.

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Making Ignorance More Convenient

We have had the ability to own books since the invention of the printing press about 500 years ago.  Electricity first became available to households about 100 years ago.  The transistor was released 60 years ago, paving the way for computers in the last few decades.

In 200 years, we have gone from communication by print, to telegraph, to telephone, then radio, television, cell phone, and internet.  In the past twenty years, we have gone from obscure online bulletin boards that had to be accessed by dialup, to thousands of blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and myriad other forums accessible 24 hours a day at the touch of a button.

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Moving Past Milk

After yesterday’s post, I received some questions asking how to identify what is milk and what is meat. A good question. I guess for me it makes most sense to go about the answer two ways. One is to look at some milk/meat topics, and the other is to look at the individual. The former is like asking a pediatrician what your child should be fed, and the latter is like looking at your child’s development on a growth chart to compare where they are to where they should be.

The end of Hebrews 5 talks about milk vs. meat, and the writer laments that they have not moved past milk yet. In the beginning of the next chapter, he goes on to explain what some “milk” teachings are:

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Stop Being a Baby

“Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual but as worldly—mere infants in Christ. I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready. You are still worldly.1 Cor 3:1-3

Are you still drinking milk, or are you eating meat? Paul uses a great analogy here for spiritual growth. When we were babies, we drank milk. That comprised our entire diet – as it should have! Babies can only handle so much. Their bodies are not developed enough to process or digest complex foods. New believers are the same way. When talking to Nicodemus, Jesus compared salvation to being born again. As a new Christian, you are like an infant in some ways. Everything changes. We have to examine our lives and relearn behaviors. It’s like learning to walk and talk again.

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