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The West Douglas Church of Christ is a group of believers who really care! We love one another. We also have a great love for people. We love all kinds of people.
Thank you for taking time from your busy schedule to visit our website. We would be honored to have you explore this site and contact us with your questions, interest or needs.
We strive to be His light here on earth. Our goal is to reflect the light of Jesus in our lives. We endeavor to live lives that bless others and glorify God. We would be thrilled for you to come and see and participate with us.
Youth Group weekly classes, Wednesdays 7pm, 6th thru 12th grades
Austin may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 316-992-3230
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A Big Mac Please!
In a recent study included in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine children were shown to overwhelmingly prefer the taste of food that comes in McDonald's wrappers. The study had preschoolers sample identical foods in packaging from McDonald's and in matched, but unbranded, packaging. The kids were then asked if the food tasted the same or if one tasted better. The unmarked foods lost the taste test every time. Even apple juice, carrots, and milk tasted better to the kids when taken from the familiar wrappings of the Golden Arches. "This study demonstrates simply and elegantly that advertising literally brainwashes young children into a baseless preference for certain food products," said a physician from Yale's School of Medicine. "Children, it seems, literally do judge a food by its cover. And they prefer the cover they know."
As adults we smile at this, but are we victims of advertising as well? Probably! We are lured into all kinds of things through the very powerful medium of television and the silver screen. When it comes to ungodly living, well, we too often buy into the world’s standards.
How do we keep from being enticed into senseless activity? One obvious way is to watch the little box in our living room less. (Or do we have a great big box?) Read a good book, Spend time with family members in activities such as board games or sports activities. Open the Bible everyday seeking the Lord’s guidance in your life. Pray a lot!
There are many activities that can bless our minds and hearts. Let’s be less open to the world and more open to the Lord Jesus.