Is your recycling bin always full of milk jugs?

22 Feb

Ours is.

The Kime household consistently knocks back 6-8 gallons of milk per week.  Think about that a minute.  Even if we average 5 gallons per week, and the price per gallon of milk is $3.50, you do the math.  Now multiply that by four weeks in a month.  Yeah, that’s not chump change.  We joke around a lot about buying a cow.

In December the Farm Bill had us a bit uneasy. Guess how we felt this week when we read this?

Red Alert!  Doomsday.  Armageddon.  Pray for rain in California!

Or how about weening the kids off milk???

I’m glad they love milk, as it is healthy.  I personally love milk on my cereal, which is my normal breakfast a couple mornings each week. The kids, though, don’t put milk on their cereal!  Instead they drink milk at meals, before meals, after meals, and pretty much all day long.  60 cents more for every gallon?  It has to stop!

So this milk price increase and weening the kids off milk, gets me thinking about the maturation process a child goes through.  From mother’s milk or formula to regular milk to solid foods.  They can’t survive on just milk, can they?  We ween them so they can grow and mature with healthy nutrition. Can you imagine a baby that never, ever progressed beyond breast milk or formula?  Is that even possible?  As Paul continues his teaching in 1st Corinthians, he uses the imagery of an infant drinking milk that has not moved on to solid food.   How does that relate to the followers of Jesus in the church at Corinth?  What is his point?

Join on Sunday as we study 1 Corinthians 3:1-4; 18-23 to hear what Paul has to say!

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