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My Irma Sabbatical

For those of you who check this site regularly (and are not on Facebook with me), and who might be wondering where I am, I left home due to Irma and won’t be back until late Thursday. I’ll probably start pondering some principles again this Saturday.

FYI, our home was untouched even though the hurricane went right through our city. Grateful to God for His protection.

Summer Holiday

I’m going to be very family-oriented the next two weeks, so Pondering Principles will be taking a break. See you again the last week of July.


Pondering Principles will be on hiatus for a couple of weeks. When I return in late May, I’ll certainly let you all know what I was doing during those weeks.

Taking a Break

If you’re here looking for a new blog post, you’ll have to wait until 2017. Taking a break.

Be Back Next Week

For those who may check here regularly without the benefit of Facebook prompts, just wanted to let you know I’m taking a break from blogging this week. No, it has nothing to do with my feelings about the GOP convention (although I’m kind of glad I don’t have to comment on it). I’m taking time with family and will return on Monday.

My Forthcoming Lewis Book

C. S. Lewis 5During my sabbatical year in 2014-2015, I finally had the time to fulfill a dream—research and write about C. S. Lewis. Out of that sabbatical emerged a book-length manuscript that I hoped would find a publisher.

That hope has now come to fruition.

A Christian publisher, Wipf & Stock, has accepted my manuscript, and the probable date for publication is late summer-early autumn. My goal in this book was to shed light on how Lewis has influenced/impacted Americans. No one has written a book yet that focuses on that aspect of his life and legacy.

The last hurdle is to receive permission from the Lewis Company in England to quote from his many letters to Americans. I’m praying (and hope you will also) that the permission is granted without any major issues or objections. A speedy permission also would be nice.

Working title? C. S. Lewis in America: His Enduring Influence.

My book on Whittaker Chambers and Ronald Reagan, The Witness and the President, came out this past November. The Lewis book now makes two in one year, a feat I probably never will accomplish again.

I am grateful to Southeastern University for granting the sabbatical. I am eternally grateful to God for the opportunity to put into writing what He has placed in my heart.

Christmas/New Year’s Sabbatical

I’m going on sabbatical again. No, it’s not like the one I took from teaching for a year. This is a blog sabbatical for the next month or so. I’ll be halfway across the world anyway spending time with family, so it’s just easier to take a break.

Now, of course, if anything really significant happens, and I feel compelled to write, I will do so, but until and unless that occurs, I’ll be back sometime in early January, refreshed and full of new ponderings.

May you have a blessed season that focuses on the intervention of God into human affairs in the most unprecedented way. And may your new year be a God-directed adventure.