By Karen Kingsbury
#1 New York Times bestselling writer Karen Kingsbury's undying number of real tales celebrating God's presence in friendship.
during this heartwarming publication, the surprising energy of friendship is confirmed via awesome studies within the lives of normal women and men. Karen Kingsbury has collected jointly real-life examples of neighbors who're there for every different simply because they need to be, now not simply because they must be. those uplifting tales illustrate that actual friendship is made up of love and laughter, compassion and figuring out. And while existence sends a problem that can not be met on my own, God offers a chum whilst one is required such a lot.
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It doesn’t require connection with others for physical development. The reptile brain is all about bare-knuckled survival, about breathing, eating, reproducing, fighting, and hotfooting it away from anything that might want to eat it. Uncle Milty never did develop legs (the poor guy couldn’t hotfoot away from anything), but he was probably the victim of a genetic mutation, not loneliness—because the reptile brain doesn’t get lonely. It doesn’t care about anyone else. It doesn’t need anyone else.
Our reproduction efforts are more efficient, in the sense that we produce fewer children, and those children have better odds of survival. One of the hallmarks of this system is a mammal baby’s dependence on others for growth and development. A baby not only needs food and water, but also cuddling, cooing, and other stimulating contact with adults in order to grow and thrive. While turtles, fish, and frogs are born with instincts to manage the world on their own, mammals are born with a complete set of instincts to reach out to others.
At this point in neurological research, it was already well known that the F5 neurons fire when a monkey reaches his arm and hand away from his body to grasp an object. One routine day in the lab, a researcher observed something unprecedented. The researcher was standing in the line of sight of a monkey whose F5 cells had been implanted with micro-sized electrodes. As the researcher reached out to grasp an object, the electrodes placed on the monkey’s F5 area activated. Remember: it was known that the F5 neurons activate when a monkey moves his arm to grasp something.
A Treasury of Miracles for Friends: True Stories of Gods Presence Today by Karen Kingsbury