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Ants, Slugs, and Spiders! Oh My! Part II — The Slug

Know how to kill slugs? Give ’em beer!  It’s true.  They’ll belly right up to any you put out in the garden!  Who knew?

How ironic, since isn’t that the universal beer-lover body shape — soft and shapeless, like a slug?

I consulted a gardening book for advice to rid my garden of the slimy, pudgy things and it recommended  putting out empty plastic water bottles on their sides throughout my garden, or shallow butter tubs, each filled with an inch or two of “a puddle of death”.

The slugs will slime in for a sip gulp,  and drown.  In the morning, speaking of belly-up,  I should find them floating that way in the beer:


Another irony, because, if we’re not careful, we all have food, drinks, or things we love that could drown us.

What’s your puddle of death?  Mine, ironically, was beer.  So glad I gave up my slug-ish ways before I drowned.

The slug prayer:

Oh, Father, you are awesome.  Thank you that if I belly up to your Word I will find peace and tranquility that will last more than one night, and won’t add calories to my figure!

May I be totally addicted to you.  Fill me with Your Presence.  In Jesus’ name, Amen!”

“You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.” ~ Psalm 16:11

Ants, Slugs, and Spiders! Oh my!

I’m going to have a lot of questions when I see Jesus face-to-face.  And one of the first is, “What’s with the ants, slugs, and spiders?!”

I have them all over and around my house these days.

Stomping and swatting has become the norm.

I  stomped on a few ants on the way to the fridge this morning, hopped over a few (million) slugs on the front step to get to the newspaper,

and, because we live in the woods,  I ALWAYS, always, always have to watch where I put my hands outside the house, ’cause I might feel this:

wolf spider with babies on her back

or this:

Black Widow Spider

I can understand God making chocolate, or mountains, or furry little kittens, but ants? slugs? and spiders?!

Well, today I start a three part series on the creepy-crawlies about my house.

My new motto is: If you can’t beat ’em, learn from ’em.

We’ll start with the ant.

Like I said, our kitchen’s been crawling with them.

So, I put out some poison on the counter.

Some sweet, sticky poison.

They swarmed it like a watering hole in desert!!!

They thought they’d found a little heaven on earth.


Reminded me of our toxic culture.  The movies, the TV shows, the music.  It’s so sweet.  So we suck it all down.

"There is a way that seems right...but in the end it leads to death." ~ Proverbs 14:12

And who gets the last laugh?

The Ant Prayer: “Jesus, You are truly sweet.  The Bread of Life, the Bible says.  Oh, may I taste and see that You are good. (Psalm 34:8)  Change my wants from cheap thrills to You. Fill my soul with food that will last. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”

“Come, eat my food and drink the wine I have mixed.”  ~~ Proverbs 9:5

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"I am the Bread of Life." ~~ Jesus (John 6:35)