Wednesday, May 22, 2002

Can You OD on Food?
by Jonny Bowden, M.A., C.N.S.
My best friend Billy recently adopted a border terrier, named Ivy, and my wife and I promptly became godparents. (Dog people will understand, don't worry if you don't ...) Anyway, recently we were visiting them and we noticed something peculiar about little Ivy.
She had trouble jumping up into our laps without assistance, which is something she always does effortlessly when we see her. She moved about the crowded room slowly. When she finally struggled up into our lap, she promptly fell asleep.
"What's up with the dog?" I ask my wife. Smilingly, my wife responds.
"Why, it's simple," she says, stroking the puppy's distended little belly. "She's food drunk."
Now what's interesting is that every time I've told this story, virtually everyone in earshot nods knowingly, even though they may never have heard the term before.
Food drunk. The dog, normally a completely fearless, animated little energizer battery was disoriented, sluggish, sleepy and, well, drunk. Sound familiar?
In the wild, a dog like Ivy knows exactly what it's meant to eat. Her canine ancestors scavenged for food, just as ours did, and over eons learned what was "good" for them and what wasn't; they learned to avoid what was poisonous and to seek out what was nurturing. If they didn't learn that lesson, they died, and their survivors presumably had better instincts for being smart about what to eat. In other words, they learned to know what their bodies needed.....

(con't in link above)

Monday, May 20, 2002

Here's a few pics from our Sunday School camping trip:

http://home.attbi.com/~mvetter/camping.htm

Tuesday, May 14, 2002

Dan Miller (Bridgeway Minister to Students) on praying for effective youth ministry:

"Not by Powerpoint, nor by diagrams, but by Your Spirit".