Teal and gray sneaker vs. the pink and white?

Published 10:00 am Sunday, May 12, 2019

Karen Stevens

What if you could make money, or type something, just by thinking about it? It sounds like science fiction, but it might be a reality that will be happening closer than you think.  

Northwestern University neuroscientist and business professor, Dr. Moran Cerf made that prediction, because he’s working on a smart chip for the brain.  

In as little as five years, super smart people could be walking down the street; men and women who’ve paid to increase their intelligence with this chip.  

It will have a WIFI connection so when you think a certain thought, it will give you the answer just like you Googled it on your computer.

Isn’t science great and scary!  But what is the science behind the colors we see?  Or is it even science?

The latest thing on the internet is the green and gray, or the pink and white sneaker.  

They said if you saw green and gray on the sneaker, then you are right brain dominant.  If you saw pink and white, then you are left brain dominant.

When I first saw the picture, I saw green and gray.  I showed my husband and he saw pink and white.

I thought this can’t be right.  I am analytical, but I’m also very creative.  I’m the one who paints, decorates, etc. in our household.  

How can my husband, who doesn’t do hardly anything creative, be left brain dominant?  

We just went to a marriage conference at our church, and they stated women have a “highway” moving from left to right brain, and back, and men have a quaint little lane because they usually stay in the right brain and rarely go to the left hemisphere.   

So, when my husband saw a different color, I immediately thought that it had something to do with men and women and the way they think; which I was incorrect.  

I read several of the scientific sites, and all of them say it’s just the way the light hits the sneaker.  Which makes a lot more sense, because after I saw the green and gray, I looked again and saw the pink.

I never did see white, the laces always stayed green for me.  

The next day my husband also took another look, and he saw the gray, so the light sounded like the best solution, which brings me to my point.  

God is light.  Anything that God shines on, you will view a certain way.  

Anything in the dark, we will view another way.  They were talking about perception at the marriage conference that David and I attended.  

You perceive things based on what’s going on in your life at the time, and what you were doing at that moment.  If you were happy or sad or maybe working on a puzzle, all those things would skew your thought process.

It is so easy to misunderstand someone based on what you are thinking about.  

But, if you are always walking in the light, you can’t be misunderstood.  

You will always be in the light and you will reflect the light.  

For example, maybe I hear that someone has been speaking badly about me.  My immediate reaction is to be hurt, angry, and offended. But then God’s Spirit will show me that it’s actually my own pride and ego, that is causing this reaction, regardless of whether what they are saying about me is true or not.

The truth is that my reaction comes from the sin in my own flesh.  

Matthew 5:44 states, – “Bless those who curse you.”  And James 4:6 – “God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble.”  

So how do we walk in the light?  Read God’s word every day and it will saturate you with light.


Karen Y. Stevens is the founder of Orange County Christian Writers Guild