One of the things I’d like to do with this blog is to think together, not only about the things that are on my mind, but on your’s as well. I’d especially like to come together around ideas that tend to divide us to see if — together– we can find some honest and friendly common ground.
So I thought I’d put up this post as a place to leave a note when you come across something you’d like to see us think about together.
(If this doesn’t interest you- please skip down to the “Eye-Q Test” below)
I’m going to assume that we share a desire to try to look at some of the wonderful, difficult– and sometimes laughable– issues of life through the window and wisdom of the Bible. I can’t promise you that I’ll be able to get to your issue right away. If it doesn’t show up after awhile– it may be safe to conclude that I don’t have a clue about what to say about it…
For now– here’s a fun “IQ test” that you may or may not have seen. I think it’s interesting. See if it works for you:
Count every ‘ F ‘ in the following text:
FINISHED FILES ARE THE RE
SULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTI
FIC STUDY COMBINED WITH
THE EXPERIENCE OF YEARS…
How many did you find?
Look again…….. There should be 6 .
Read it again !
If you didn’t find 6, go back and try to find the 6 F’s before you scroll down.
The reason you may have missed some is below.
Sometimes the brain doesn’t process ‘OF’.
If that didn’t work, here’s another one I got in one of those viral e-mails (viral –not as in virus)
More Brain Stuff From Cambridge University
Olny srmat poelpe can raed tihs…(not rlaely :-)
I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg.
The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy,
it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae.
The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.
Amzanig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! if you can raed tihs psas it on !!
So, am wondering- if that’s the case-if our minds are made so much alike– to miss or to find something so common–what are they made to miss or find when it comes to issues of the heart? Over time, I hope we will continue to discover together what we might not have found alone.
By the way, how would you rate below– the two brain teasers above (smile).