Category Archives: Personal Ponderings

What’s currently on my mind

Explore the Deep

“Who is man that Thou art mindful of him?” This question, penned thousands of years ago, is still relevant today. I think everyone wants to know who they are, what they are and why they are. I know I do. … Continue reading

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A Fresh Look

Exploration means offering yourself opportunities to see things from a different perspective; it means admitting that you don’t know everything; it means being willing to learn something new. Explorers need to be humble because what you discover might shine light … Continue reading

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What? Why? How?

A new month means a new series and this month’s is a prequel to what’s coming in September: education, a theme very close to my heart. I think that a cornerstone of education is exploration: wanting to know the what’s, … Continue reading

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Freedom in God Glorified

We have that phrase memorized: “…that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” I remember teaching the Declaration of Independence to my middle school students and explaining that the right to pursue happiness does not give us … Continue reading

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Freedom in Embracing Rest

I have a thought to share: God designed pockets of rest into our daily existence. Why is this significant to me? Because I don’t slow down unless I am forced to be still. However, with this new baby I am … Continue reading

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Freedom in Authenticity

I write for two reasons: To write- it’s how I process life. As soon I could fluently put sentences on paper I have been writing and I have a journal collection as witness. To testify to God’s faithfulness- He has … Continue reading

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Freedom Under a Watchful Eye

It was that first act of defiance in the face of GOD so long ago that forever altered our DNA. Defiance towards our Creator is now our default and our nature demands the anointing of self as king rather than … Continue reading

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