Tuesday, March 29, 2011


We watched a National Geographic production of reptiles in the world. Of the 8,240 different species they focused on the largest: saltwater crocodiles and the Komodo dragon. Working with Dementia and church people I think they can sometimes add human beings to the list.

Dr. Peter Steinke explains in his books why and what happens when our thinking and behavior move from the cerebral cortex to the brain stem. I do not like the name Reptilian brain, but when I see reptilian behavior I understand the source.

This morning I was assisting Grace on the toilet and she brought both hands, open palm, full force over my cheeks and ears. She did not want her soiled pants changed. Wham!

Most people do not like major change when they first see it coming. You might think that church people would handle change differently than Grace, but we don’t and that’s why we need church.

Aside: if you are avoiding God and a group of church people because you think you aren’t good enough, you need not be concerned. Thank you for being patient with us.

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