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Place of Refuge

I hereby declare this blog a Michael-Jackson-free zone. Consider it a place of refuge for those who understand the real priorities in life.

American Character Series

I have begun a series of postings on individuals in American history who have exhibited character traits consistent with Biblical principles. I’ve completed four of these historical sketches thus far, with many more to be added over the coming months.

Since I plan for this to be a continuing feature, I have created another new category: American character. Go there to view these sketches from American lives.

New Category: Biblical Principles

Ever since I started this blog last August, I have focused on principles: hence the name—Pondering Principles.

However, my specific postings dealing with Biblical principles have been intermixed with all the others. I decided to put them into another category for easier access. Now you can click on “Biblical Principles” in the sidebar if you want to ponder those postings separately.

Biblical principles are the foundation for our thinking on all subjects and for all areas of life. Nothing is more important.

A Little Break

Everyone needs a little R&R. I’m going to take a few days off from the blog. In the meantime, if you like what you have been reading, and you haven’t yet looked at some of the postings from earlier months, now might be a good time to do so.

I’ll return to the fray next week.

Timely Reminders

Periodically, I like to remind my readers that you can participate in this blog. Just click on “Register” in the right sidebar. It is a one-time registration that allows you to post your comments. I do moderate them, so they don’t appear right away, but unless there is something particularly objectionable, I let them go through. I encourage you to respond to anything I’ve written that sparks a thought in you that others might like to read.

Also, if you are a fairly new reader to this blog, you can go back and peruse earlier postings just by clicking on the calendar in the sidebar. You can choose by month (I started last August in the heat of the presidential campaign) or by specific day.

Another feature is that I have blogged by category. You can see these on the right: Christians and Culture; Politics and Government; The Christian Spirit; The Historical Muse. That allows you to focus on one area that is most interesting to you.

Starting a blog was a new experience for me, and I wasn’t sure how it would go. I must say that I have enjoyed doing it and plan to continue until the Lord says “stop.” I appreciate those of you who have been faithful readers and would like to hear from more of you.

I would also like to put in a plug for the rest of my website. At the top of the blog, you can connect to my recommended reading list, a great quotes section, and my published writings.


If you want to participate in this blog–you have something to say in response to what I’ve posted–you can do so. All that is required is a one-time registration (“Register” can be found in the sidebar on the righthand side of this page).

I do moderate the comments; they don’t appear until I have approved them. That’s simply to keep out spam or anything that would be contrary to a Christian spirit in discussion. So please feel free to add your comments.

For those of you who may be newcomers to this site, you can go back and see what I have written previously by clicking on the categories in the sidebar: Politics and Government; Christians and Culture; The Christian Spirit; and The Historical Muse. I hope you find your surfing to be profitable.