From 12 October 2016, we see this sunset looking west on Kirkham Street, a few long blocks south of Golden Gate Park.
We experience the change of seasons each year. The change of seasons helps us to appreciate the good weather and long days of summer. The winter gives valuable contrast to the summer.
But, there may be another lesson here for us to ponder.
In our feature image, we see a glimpse of an autumn sunrise at the office.
Are we begging the question here?
To a greater extent than perhaps we care to admit to ourselves, the culture we are born into does limit us and define us.
The Shroud of Turin is believed by many to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ.
I had wondered about the history of the Shroud of Turin prior to it entering recorded West European history in the 14th century (shortly after the time of the “Black Death” or pandemic of bubonic plague).
Healthy sexual intimacy within marriage can be an area of frustration, even confusion, for some married Christians. Yet, fulfilling sexual intimacy within one’s marriage is something not to be taken for granted nor neglected.
In this short essay, we provide links to some helpful resources in this area.
Can mental illness be contagious? And, if so, how can such a contagious mental illness be spread?
The spread of an infectious and contagious disease usually requires a means or path of transmission called a vector. In the case of a viral or bacteria infection, a person has to come into physical contact with the virus or bacteria to contract the disease.
If various forms (or “strains”) of mental illness can be contagious, then what are the physical vector(s) in the transmission of the disease?
The age-old question for our species, perhaps the defining query of humans is: what happens at and after death? Or, in other words, do we survive (bodily) death? Let’s consider these questions and a book that addresses them in this essay.
If the soul is thought of as clay, it can be difficult to mould or to shape. There is a certain resistance or inertia to change embedded in one’s human nature. If one can achieve constructive change in one’s self, there is always the possibility of reverting to an earlier form or going back to bad habits (relapsing, or backsliding so to speak).
Again we see violence in the streets of a US city. This past weekend the scene was Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The spark that lit the fuse appears to have been the slaying of an armed black man by a black police officer.
But, why do we hear, from audio of the mob in the streets, chants and screams for beating any and all white people who may be travelling down the city streets?
Let’s consider that there are other reasons (than police shootings) for this growing, or at least simmering, black rage in America’s cities.
The sexual love the spouses share with each other is naturally giving. Sadly, among married Christians there is much confusion on this subject of sexual love, with some spouses needlessly suffering from unhealthy inhibitions and even feeling shame in the marriage bed. This is so unnecessary. Letting go of, or shedding these inhibitions and shame will open you to a deeper, richer emotional intimacy with your spouse during your lovemaking.
Mutually fulfilling lovemaking is not the only necessary ingredient for a successful, lasting, happy marriage – but the reality is that it is one of the key ingredients! And, God intended that both spouses enjoy sexual fulfillment within their loving marriage. (If you doubt this, consider the sexual capacity (for arousal, desire and pleasure) in both the man and the woman all throughout each month. Of course, the emotions are also intimately involved.)
Why do we humans do the things we do?
Why are we always tinkering?
Why do we show no self-restraint?
Why do we play act at being God?
We may not have very good answers, but it is important to raise the questions in these days.
The small placard on the wooden man says “tinkering”. (All photos in this essay were taken at the Exploratorium in San Francisco this past Saturday, 20 September 2014.)
Violent protests occurring nightly in several large US cities since the 2016 election – what does it mean?
In the past 2 years, we have seen ugly and destructive riots in the streets of many US cities when the Left does not get its way. It does not matter what the specifics are (or were). Be these police actions, police investigations, trials, elections, whatever – the Left turns violent when it does not obtain its preferred outcomes. The ugly face of the Left is its true face.
There is a choice women have to make in this election. Will women voters choose to punish Trump for his distasteful, crude and even lewd past remarks, or will they choose to vote for a better future for themselves and for their families?
That is it.
Here are a few pics of food at a bridal shower for one of my wife’s nieces this past weekend.