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Fall Season, Fair Fun Local fairs satisfy the entertainment search in south central middle Tennessee. Page 6
Tech “Bots” straight from the future Insect robots, 29 mph running machines, and more!
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“Babies don’t care if you’re fat” By Dan Algara And other myths debunked. Page 20 Page 18
Clean Eating By Cari Marye Griffith and Katie Taylor Eat more of the best and healthiest options and eat less of the not-so-healthy ones.
Pulaski Ice Cream Festival The Art of Ice Cream creates healthy competition (tasty too). Page 21
Sunset, Rhythm and Vines
New name for a successful Columbia Breakfast Rotary fund raiser. Page 21
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In Every Issue: Ornithology Report
By Bill Pulliam
By Cassandra Warner
Winged cigars that you cannot smoke.
Harvest, bounty, blessing.
Also in this Issue: From The Publisher, Page 5 Page 23
August Book Reviews
The Believer’s Walk
By James Lund
By Charles Newbold
View from the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman.
God’s DNA passed to the children, spiritual of course. Page 12
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The Art of Making a cool Life By Becky Jane Newbold
new journey has begun for me and several others in my
new group. We have chosen to join the ranks of the intrepid
sive enthusiasm, foods I loved were justified. No more. It’s greens for breakfast, lunch and dinner during the week. Protein from many sources and more than half my body weight in ounces of water everyday trick me into thinking I’m “full.” Clean eating includes choosing minimally processed foods, or “real” food. Eating foods as close to their natural form as possible. Whole grains, fresh veggies, etc. And yes, I was able to find a healthy source of chocolate too, so all is well. 2. A person, CAN include time to exercise if they want to badly enough. Four tough workouts a week plus walking, plus a few extra workouts she throws in for fun make for a tough, but excellent
leader, Allyson Brewer Tenison, S.W.E.A.T. instructor. Undaunted is her gallant effort to encourage and challenge with both physical workout and clean eating. At the time of this writing I am three weeks in and another class is just beginning for a few brave souls. So what have I learned so far? 1. My eating habits were a lazy attempt to ingest healthy foods. Yep, lazy. Research and common sense based on 50 years experience told me exactly what was best and worst for good health. And with obses-
Life Lessons from Wee Ones
ot sure why we do it, but the wife and I had the grandkids (toddler chaos) for a weekend. Our three year old grandson and four year old granddaughter, from Murfreesboro, and the two and a half year old grandson, from here in Hohenwald, spent three days and nights at Mimi Jane’s and Papa’s. By Shane Newbold Great Granma Byrne wandered around also. Whining, crying, laughing, squealing, running inside and out, fighting over toys, you know, the regular havoc ensued nonstop. I believe we all had fun, but I’ll get back to you on that. I’m still in recovery. Wylie (the youngest) loves the “boak and ririr” (boat and river). So we decided to venture to Clifton Marina boak in tow, for a funfilled afternoon on the ririr. After two hours, the other grandson, Eli,
plan. Now it’s up to us to keep it up. Allyson has laid out the matrix from which many of us can form a new life for ourselves. New habits, new shapes and healthier influences we can share with those within our sphere of being. This young lady I am following is strong. Nor just physically, but emotionally and mentally, she is tough. I admire her tenacity. So much talent in this region of the world. God’s blessings pour.
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you still mad?” I stated, “Well, yes, Zoe, you kids have been whining and unhappy for two hours, and I finally got tired of it and got mad.” Precious Zoe asserted, “But, I’m happy now, are you happy now?” Suddenly, it was clear, I had been bested. I had no choice but to change my attitude. “Yes, Zoe, I’m happy now.” Yeah, don’t you just hate it when a four year old teaches you a life lesson and you have to suck it up.
finally released the grab handle dling to the ladder, climbing and began slowly walking around aboard, repeating the cycle over the boat. The deathly fear was go- and over. The other two whined ing away. The granddaughter had because we tried to get them in been whining for the same amount the water. Wylie whined when we of time for almost everything you tried to get him out. Obviously, the theme of this could imagine that a person could whine about. The butterfly that article is excessive, annoying whinnearly landed on her caused the ing, and I finally blew. I ranted terror stricken child a near death for a few minutes and whined on a experience. The screams knocked more mature, adult level. My four Father to four and best friend to Becky Jane for 28 years, Shane out the last few stereocilia from year old grandkid, Zoe, responded, Newbold lives life to the fullest my inner ear leaving me no lon- “Papa, I’m not whining now, are fishing and enjoying his family. ger with high f r e q u e n c y, auditory caMost Major pabilities. Insurance Accepted Wylie Medicare who reguParticipant Complete Automotive Repair ome are larly goes Certified Home Care Since 1942 to the river Agency with Mimi Highly Experienced Jane and Staff Papa cannot Available 24/7 Care is our get enough 129 West end • Centerville, tn 37033 business. jumping off David Bates, owner the back of the boat, nHCHomeCare50@yaHoo.Com doggiepad-
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South Central Area Fair
The South Central Area Fair is a regional fair that serves Lewis, Perry and Wayne counties. Admission is $12 and includes all midway and grandstand events. Taking place from August 9 through 13 and opening at 6 p.m. each night, the fair includes events such as UTV obstacle races, a 4-H exhibit show, pageants, a dog show and more. The fair is held at Memorial Park, 115 Smith Avenue, in Hohenwald, Tennessee 38462. To learn more about the South Central Area Fair, please visit www.scafair.org.
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he end of summer is here, and that means fair season. From August until October, take a spin on a Ferris Wheel, watch a demolition derby, listen to live music and pet some cute animals. There’s really no reason not to check out more than one fair in our region this year! Each
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The Pulaski Lions Club/Giles County Fair takes place August 10 through 14 at the Giles County Agri Park, 1980 Elton Pike, Pulaski, Tennessee 38478. Attractions include pageants, livestock shows, a truck tug-of-war and more. Admission is $5 at the gate with armbands for rides available. To learn more about the Pulaski Lions Club/Giles Counfair is unique and has fun to offer 13. Attractions include a bluegrass ty Fair, please visit their Facebook the whole family. From Lebanon stage, livestock shows, a children’s page. to Pulaski, this is your guide to fun barnyard, fireworks, a BMX PROS this summer. trick team, a chainsaw artist and Maury County Fair more. The Maury County Fair will The fair is held at the WilWilliamson County Fair be August 16 through 20, held at The Williamson County Fair liamson County Agricultural Expo the Maury County Fair & Expokicks off fair season, beginning Au- Park, 4215 Long Lane, Franklin, sition, 1018 Maury County Park gust 5 and running through August Tennessee 37064, and parking is
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Drive, Columbia, Tennessee 38401. Attractions include beef and dairy shows, 4-H exhibits, arts and crafts, midway rides, a tractor pull, motocross, a demolition derby, pageants, a kids zone, live music and more. For admission prices or to learn more about the Maury County Fair, Wilson County Fair please visit www. The Wilson County Fair is maurycountyfair. one of the largest in the area and com. will take place August 19 through 27. Nightly events will be held in Fiddler’s Grove, including pottery making, soap making, basket weaving, wood carving and more. The
theme for this year is “Year of the Watermelon.” Other attractions include midway rides, special acts and character, giveaways and more. The Wilson County fair is held at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center, 945 E. Baddour Parkway in Lebanon, Tennessee. For admission prices or to learn more about this fair, please visit www.wilsoncountyfair.net.
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Tennessee State Fair will boast attractions such as baking contests, a bluegrass and fiddler’s jamboree, rides, the Funnel Cake 5K, pageants, barnyard animals and more. Held September 9 through 18, the fair will be at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgwood Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee, 37203. Parking is $5 a day. For admission prices or to learn more about this fair, please visit www.tnstatefair. org.
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uring the warm months of the year, especially in towns and cities, you are likely to come across a twittering, chattering, fast-flying bird. These champion aerialists swoop, swerve, soar and dive at breakneck speed, all day long. Built like cigars fitted with narrow pointed, sickle-shaped wings, these airborne daredevils are Chimney Swifts.
he swifts are a large worldwide family of birds, rather closely related to the hummingbirds. Our particular Chimney Swift lives throughout eastern North America in the summer and migrates to .
South America for our winter. Swifts, as a group, are fast-flying creatures of the open sky, feeding on flying insects caught on the wing. They cannot perch as other birds do. By Bill Pulliam They can only cling to a vertical surface, head-
up. Most species build their nests glued to these surfaces, held together with their thick, sticky saliva. The rather unappetizingly named â€œbirdâ€™s nest soupâ€? is made by boiling the nests of a small swift that lives in Asia. Around the world, Swifts use hollow trees, cliffs and buildings
for their homes and roosts. Our Chimney Swift formerly used hollow trees. But centuries ago, not long after European colonists began building cities in America, it decided it preferred man-made chimneys. The Chimney Swifts abandoned the trees and now depend entirely on humans for their
homes. At a glance, many people think Chimney Swifts are bats. Their rapid, stiff-winged flight is distinctive from other birds and can be misleading. When they mix with swallows, the swift’s flight style contrasts sharply with the bounding, butterflylike flight of the swallows. Chimney Swifts on the wing also create a famous optical illusion that can be very hard to shake. They often look as though they are flapping their wings alternately, with the left wing going up when the right wing goes down, and vice versa. If you think about this, it would not really make sense; it would just make the bird twist from side to side, not fly! But the illusion can be strong, and it was not until the advent of high-speed photography, that it was finally settled that Chimney Swifts do indeed flap just like other birds. And even though I have personally known this to be established scientific fact for 42 years, they STILL look like they flap alternately to me! If you’ve still got the high frequency range of your hearing, you will often be alerted to the Chimney Swifts overhead by hearing their voices before you see them. Their call is a fast, sharp, metallic twittering or bubbling, often in short bursts that descend in pitch. When you hear this, if you look up, you will often find a group of swifts zooming around in the sky. Chimney Swifts are also often found around water, especially smaller ponds. They dart around over the water and close to the surface catching flying insects. They also bathe on the wing, splashing against the surface to wet themselves and then shaking and preening out the water as they fly away. Since Chimney Swifts do almost everything in the air, it is no surprise that they perform their courtship displays on the wing too. You will often see this in the spring. Two birds fly in close formation, alternately freezing their wings in an upward “V” shape. However,
though it was long rumored otherwise, they do not actually mate on the wing. This they do in the privacy of their chimneys while clinging to the rocks or bricks. When it comes to nesting, Chimney Swifts are now entirely dependent on man-made chimneys. One pair will nest in each chimney. However, if you have swifts nesting in your neighborhood, you may notice a curious thing. Rather than two birds swooping around your home, you will frequently see three flying together. This third bird is a “helper” assisting in the raising of the young. This arrangement is known as “cooperative breeding,” where unmated adults will help a pair raise their young. Cooperative breeding is not the norm in birds, but it is seen in a fairly broad range of species. In the case of the swifts, it is as yet unknown whether or not these helpers are closely related to the biological parents. Chimney Swifts can also provide one of the most impressive spectacles of the fall season in this region. Once the nesting is done, the birds leave their small, individual chimneys and start moving to big, communal roosts in large chimneys and smokestacks. They start gathering in these roosts in August, and at their peak in September, more than 10,000 birds might be using a single, roost site. In the evening, all these birds gather in one giant swirling and twittering tornado of birds, gradually spiraling down into the roost. The biggest flocks in Tennessee in recent years have been seen at the Old State Prison in Nashville, but smaller flocks of many hundreds or even a few thousand birds can be found just about anywhere a suitable chimney or smokestack exists. Chimney swift’s dependence on man-made chimneys is causing them problems now. Chimneys just aren’t what they used to be. Fewer houses have them, and many that do have capped them to specifically keep the birds out. Because of this, swift populations are declining. Some people have begun build-
ing “swift towers,” rectangular, hollow, wooden columns made just to provide nesting and roosting spots for Chimney Swifts. Think of them as giant birdhouses. If you do have swifts nesting in an old chimney, it is important to make sure the bottom of the chimney is blocked so the birds do not wind up coming into the building by accident. They are hard to catch and often simply die when this happens. So, as always, be sure to keep an eye and an ear to the sky when you are out and about this summer and fall, and you will likely spot some of these wonderful “flying cigars!” Bill Pulliam got started in birdwatching by his junior high science teacher in 1974, and has been an avid birder ever since in 48 U.S. states and 7 foreign countries. He is currently the Tennessee editor for eBird, a online project that compiles millions of observations from tens of thousands of birders around the world.
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The View from the Cheap Seats By Neil Gaiman Publisher: William Morrow
t was a beautiful Saturday afternoon in the fall of 2015. My wife was working the desk at the bookstore, and I was sitting in one of our comfy chairs sending an email. A group c a m e in, and I immediately noticed that one gentleBy James Lund m a n looked strikingly familiar. I walked up front and whispered to my wife, “That guy looks EXACTLY like Neil Gaiman.” Eyes wide, she agreed and said, “Maybe it is!” After checking Gaiman’s website and finding no upcoming appearance or signings or any other logical reason he should be in the area, I dismissed it, not wanting to be the bone head who approaches a stranger and says, “Has anyone ever told you that you look like...” After the group left I commented, “We just met Neil Gaiman’s doppelganger.” A few days later, a series of events made it clear that a horrible mistake had been made. Neil and his wife Amanda were indeed in Tennessee, attending to the birth
of their child. I have to pause here and tell you, in the aftermath, it took me several weeks to come to terms with the fact that one of the most influential, fantasy writers of our time walked in my store, and I simply chose to believe it wasn’t him. It also took Heather several weeks to stop telling me “I told you so.” In time, Neil, Amanda and even baby Anthony returned to the bookshop. We were able to chat and “fan out” by getting a few pictures and autographs. We now have a permanent memory of their visit as they graciously agreed to sign one of our bookshelves for our customers to enjoy. Gaiman’s most recent book, The View from the Cheap Seats, is a non-fiction collection of speeches, introductions, articles and a few eccentric musings, including one obscure piece written and imbedded in a popular 1995 video game. In a style uniquely his own, Gaiman unabashedly lays bare his
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recision. Strength. Balance. Versatility. Robots are getting scary, people. Big Dog can throw cinder blocks. SandFlea can jump 30 feet into the air. And bots called micro scallops can, as an article By Cody on IEEE put Crawford it, “swim through your eyeballs.” What better way to bring in the end of summer than by freaking ourselves out by all the insane technology out there? Let’s do
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and having the size of a quarter, the RoboBee is a tiny robot that flies using “artificial muscles.” Developed by the Wyss Institute, Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Northeastern University, the RoboBee is intended to be “capable of selfcontained, self-directed flight and of achieving coordinated behavior in large groups.” According to the Wyss Institute’s website, possible applications of the RoboBee include crop pollination, search and rescue missions, surveillance, weather and climate mapping, traffic monitoring and environmental monitoring.
The SandFlea is a measly eleven pounds, but it packs a punch. When encountering an obstacle, the SandFlea can jump up to 30 feet in the air to avoid it. Its four wheels move it across the ground, and a piston propels it over any hurdles it discovers. In addition, this robot stays stable while in the air, guaranteeing a safe landing and a steady view from its camera while airborne. It’s a good thing this robot isn’t quiet, or it would be quite the stealth device.
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What it does do, however, is almost more impressive. When one of its six legs becomes disabled for some reason, it discovers that its trajectory is incorrect. Through trial and error, the robot figures out which leg is damaged and eventually learns how to walk with just five legs. Even though the robot can’t feel pain, it mimics the human behavior of self-adjusting for an injury.
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this list, the micro-scallop is tiny, driven by magnetic fields to traverse bodily fluids. Due to the differences in bodily fluids and water, these simple robots were designed to “swim” by folding themselves back and forth to propel forward. The fact that this machine is so simple allows it to be made extremely small, in the range of hundreds of micrometers. According to the Max Planck Institute, who developed them, “They could deliver drugs precisely to a target location, a point on the retina for instance. And they could make it possible to carry out gene therapy in a specific cell.” Yikes! Micro-scallops are quite science-fictiony.
Providing these types of life-like conditions allows people to test how clothing holds up to chemical warfare agents. Nope, not cute; Petman is industrial-strength and hardcore.
I bet you can’t predict what this robot can do. Yep, you guessed it, the Cheetah can run really fast. The quickest robot in the world, this guy clocks speeds greater than 29 miles per hour. Although it isn’t as speedy as its animal namesake, it’s pretty darn swift. It has four legs with forward-facing joints, like human knees. A video of it running at its top speed can be found on YouTube, where the Cheetah is running on a conveyor belt.
This guy sounds kind of cute, but I promise you, he is far from it. Petman is like a real-life Ironman and was developed by Boston Dynamics to test chemical protection clothing. This robot has the body of a man and can balance himself, walking freely on two legs. Petman replicates what a human might feel under protective clothing by monitoring temperature, Petman, doing his thing humidity and sweat. . 14 Validitymag.com
Spot is a robot dog that was released earlier this year by Boston Dynamics. Spot is a smaller version of their previous dog bot, Big Dog, who was so strong and agile he could throw cinder blocks. Spot is a lot cooler. He trots along on almost any terrain. He has the ability to trek through the woods and climb stairs. At one point in the video, his “trainer” tries to kick him over. And it’s not just any kick - the guy rams Spot in the side while Spot is walking innocently along. Spot stumbles...and keeps his balance. At another point in the video, two Spot bots are trotting side by side. When they accidentally bump into each other, each adjusts course to keep its balance. Amazing! One caveat, though: There is an amazing gif on the internet of Spot trotting around the cor-
This six-legged wonder can climb walls. It has what Boston Dynamics calls “micro-claws,” which grip and conform to various surfaces, allowing the RiSE to scale not only walls, but textured surfaces such as trees and fences as well. It has a tail that helps with balance, making it look sort of like a fat lizard.
Although it has been dubbed “self-healing,” this robot doesn’t quite do that.
The micro-scallop, small enough to swim through the human body
The self-healing robot will only use five of these legs if needed
ner of a staircase in a house. There is a pile of banana peels in front of the stairs, and Spot’s foot lands right on it. He slips faster than a cartoon character, slams into the floor and lies there, unmoving. Oh, technology. To see videos, gifs and links of
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f you’ve ever had the luxury of biting into a juicy, ripe strawberry straight from the patch, you know what summer is really all about. We went to our uncle’s strawberry patch and happily filled bucket after bucket of fresh berries, coming home with many more than we knew what to do with. I don’t know if there’s a happier place to be in the summer than a strawberry patch with a cool breeze blowing. When we brought the berries home, after sharing with friends, I made these muffins. Making the transition to a gluten free diet, I desperately missed the spongy texture of a good morning muffin. But thanks to this specific flour, I’ve found a muffin recipe to keep forever! If you have any other berries on hand, you can easily substitute or combine a few together. They’re delicious, no matter how you make them.
3 tablespoons milk (I used almond) 1 ½ cup diced strawberries Directions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees 1. In a medium sized bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt and set aside. 2. With a mixer, beat sugars and butter until light and fluffy. Add in eggs one at a time. 3. Add yogurt and milk and beat until smooth. 4. Slowly incorporate flour mixture until it blends together to form a batter. 5. With a spatula or wooden spoon, gently fold in strawberries. 6. Spoon into cupcake liners, and let rest for 15 minutes. 7. Bake until starting to lightly brown on top, about 15-20 minutes depending on your oven.
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Ingredients 2 Cups Bob’s Red Mill One to One Baking Flour (using another flour may vary the results ) ½ cup coconut sugar ½ cup white sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 large eggs ½ teaspoon salt 1 stick butter 3 tablespoons plain greek yogurt
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Cari Marye Griffith is a photojournalist turned urban gardener with a deep love for good food, culture and community. Her comfort zone is a cup of Earl Gray, bright morning light and far too many house plants.
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he first flying machine was invented in the 5th century B. C. It was powered by a detachable bladder that when heated would shoot “The Flying Pigeon” like a rocket into the air gliding for hundreds of meters. It was invented by a Greek philosopher named Archytus, a By Daniel Algara c o n t e m p o rary of Plato and champion of the oft maligned Pythagoreans. This gem of a fact surprised me when I came across it one night after falling into a Wikipedian black hole. Never once did I doubt the indisputable place in history occupied by Orville and Wilbur Wright as the inventors of the world’s first flying machine. But then I realized, that I had never actually heard or read anywhere that they had actually invented anything new. If I searched my memory, the only thing I knew for sure was they had built the first machine capable of controlled, sustained flight, which was a far cry from my assumption that they were the progenitors of all aeronautics. The truth was, I’d never thought about it that much, and by my lack of inquiry, I had built a history of false history of flight that began and ended with
only the information I happened to have. Here are a few other common misconceptions most people have: - Searing a steak does not hold in juices. - There was no such thing as a Brontosaurus (this one hit me as a monstrous betrayal). - Fortune cookies are a Japanese creation. - Cleopatra wasn’t Egyptian, she was Greek. - Buddha wasn’t fat. - Coffee isn’t a bean, it’s a seed (and go ahead disabuse yourself of the idea that peanuts are nuts, ‘cause they’re not). - Sugar doesn’t make kids hyper. I too scoffed at that last one, but according to those insufferable wet blankets over at the Yale University School of Medicine, there is no correlation between sugar and hyperactivity. This got me thinking about more esoteric avenues of logic. Is it possible I conflate what I think I know with other assumptions and half-truths and fill in the gaps of my teetering wall of knowledge with so much watery mortar? Impossible. That doesn’t sound very much like me at all. Also, does this conflation result in an unnecessary anxiety? One that dismantles the possibility of existential satiation, because there will inevitably come a time when our construct of ‘truth’ is built from historical assumptions
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hen this time in the garden arrives, and there is such a wonderful variety of fresh food available, I always contemplate the absolute miracle of food and being able to produce it. From garden to table, bursting with amazing flavor and nutrition, I By Cassandra Warner don’t know what could be better than the wonderful taste of fresh food that has been bountifully coming out of our gardens and orchards. From peaches, blueberries, black berries, strawberries,
tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, okra, potatoes, salad greens, herbs, onions, green beans, peas, squash, corn to melons, its all been more than finger “lickin” good. It is truly a divine harvest. Well there’s probably no need to mention it, but July was definitely hot fun in the summertime. I did have to really try to work in the garden early and late. Even then it was still hot, but I do thank God for the rain that was plentiful. I only had to water container plants. Planting
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ave you ever wondered what Jesus meant when He said, we are in Him and He is in us? He prayed that all who believed in Him would be one as He and the Father were one… He in us as He is in the Father. John 17:20-23 and 15:4. It is amazing to realize that we who believe in Jesus have that By Charles E. kind of oneness with the Newbold, Jr. creator. The scientific discovery of DNA (the carrier of genetic information) might help us conceptualize this spiritual oneness with God. To the extent that my son has my DNA in him, I am in him. Likewise, to the extent that he has my DNA in him, he is in me. I in him. He in me. To the extent we share the same DNA, we are one. Yet, I am the father and he is the son. I came before him. He came after me. The son gets the DNA from the Father. The Father does not get the DNA from the son. God is Father and Son. The eternal Son came from the eternal Father, yet is one with the Father. The Son of God, Jesus, has the Father’s spiritual DNA in fullness. Colossians 2:9. My definition of spiritual DNA is “Divine Nature Attribute.” If we are in Christ and Christ is in us, then we have His divine nature attributes. As Gary Chapman’s song goes (recorded by Amy Grant), we can each say, we have “My Father’s Eyes.” The old man nature of sin and flesh has no part in this oneness with God. This oneness with God is spiritual; yet, nonetheless real. We really are in Him and He is in .
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*Title interpretation: Papa, can we go to the river in the boat, please?!
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