About Moore to Ponder/How to Get The Most Out of This Blog

This is my very first blog, and let me tell you from the start, I, being computer challenged, still do not know as much about how to organize my entries and effectively label them as more experienced bloggers know.  This blog has categories, parent categories, and even some other kind, but I forgot what they call it.

If I counted correctly there are 9 parent categories. Two of my parent categories are titled Devotional Thoughts and Living it Up. I will have more entries that fall under Devotional Thoughts than any of the other parent categories. Each regular category will fall under one or more of the parent categories. I do not plan on adding any more parent categories, but the ordinary categories will probably grow in number. The Homeschooling parent category and the Relaxed Homeschooling category will contain  posts about homeschooling, but also some of my devotional posts that have a perspective that if applied can enhance the homeschooling experience and hopefully help homeschooling parents to “relax” a little.

I have two different approaches that I use when I write a devotional entry. Sometimes I have a Bible verse or passage on my mind that I want to look at and think about. I first consider the plain or obvious truth that is normally taken from it. Then I look again to see additional glimpses of truth that might come from phrases or even a single word contained in the verse or passage. These glimpses will not contradict the plain truth taught in the passage. They are just things I learn about God, mankind, and life whenever I take the time to slow down and savor the word.  Next I consider the meaning of the phrase or word and using an exhaustive concordance of the Bible do a word study, and finally think of an analogy or even an experience that illustrates that truth.

The other approach is taken when I  have a very specific subject or truth on my mind. It will usually involve parallels. Then again I will use an analogy or an experience that illustrates that truth. Then I will gather the scriptures that prove that truth.

When I am finished writing I read the entry looking for an appropriate category that it might come under. If I don’t find one from the categories I have, I then create a new category. Each entry will usually have more than one category, so you might reach that entry in more than one location.

In the parent category titled Transitions you will find updates on what is happening in my life. I gave it that title, because, life this side of heaven is really one continual transition. We are always facing new challenges.  However, there are two things that never change…my Savior and my hope. Jesus is always good, and my hope is always sure…because it is in Him.

If you have a question about a particular topic and you are not sure where to look, or you have already looked and found nothing that I have written that helps, please feel free to click on the phrase Leave a Comment at the bottom of this entry and post that question. I will do my best to respond to your question, even if my answer is “I don’t know.”.

Do you know Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord?  Please click on “Very Important Words” on the left margin of this page and make sure.

Do you have a Bible? If you don’t have one, you need not worry. Just go to http://www.biblegateway.com. They have many versions and translations of the Bible that you can read. Some of the best things in life are free!

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