Where is the water? Where should I start digging to find my well? Way back in the olden days when I was a very small boy, my family purchased twenty acres of forest land in Eastern Washington and began the process of creating a home. Our first step was to find a subterranean water supply … Continue reading Divining Rods
Every Californian knows that we have a fifth season in our state: fire season. Our nearly non-existent rainfall and our protracted stretches of hot weather turn certain parts of our state into a veritable tinderbox that almost always ignites. Some years the fires cause scattered evacuations but little actual damage, and other years, like our … Continue reading God is a consuming fire–is that a good thing?
The Westminster Shorter Catechism (a summary of Christian beliefs from England in the 1600s) describes the ultimate purpose of mankind this way: “The chief end of man (men/women) is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.” That’s a pretty remarkable statement. Our ultimate end/purpose is to enjoy God forever. I’ve known a lot of Christians … Continue reading Christian Hedonism (it’s a good thing)
Sociologists and anthropologists have identified nine fundamental human needs. They are, in order: subsistence, protection, affection, understanding, participation, leisure, creation, identity, and freedom. The order is important. When people are starving they don’t care about the other eight needs until their deep hunger is met. Once hunger is met; however, protection then moves to the top of … Continue reading What is deeper than our nine deepest needs?