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Researchers at the University of California, San Diego recently came out with a study showing that, supposedly, people and their dogs often look alike.

In the study, a panel of judges was able to match 16 out of 25 pure bread dogs with their owners. The reason for this, researchers say, is because dog owners tend to choose a pet that bears their resemblance in some way.

The study identified similarities between pets and people such as physical characteristics or personality traits or both. According to the study, happy, outgoing, and affectionate dogs tend to be owned by warm and friendly people. Grumpy, snarly, pop-eyed, pug-nosed pooches tend to ... well you get the idea.

When the Chicago Sun-Times ran this story, they included pictures of several people and their dogs. It’s said that Actress Fran Drescher’s dog, Chester, has a similar hair-do as its owner. And a picture of J. Edgar Hoover with his boxer were eerily similar.

The Apostle Paul is writing to a new church—a group of Christians.

He’s writing to folks who have accepted Christ as Lord and Savior—people who are already saved. And he instructs them to "Take off the old human nature with its practices and put on the new nature, which is renewed in knowledge by conforming to the image of the one who created it."

(From a sermon by Kenneth Sauer, "Old Clothes, New Clothes," 8/15/2012)

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