Purpose of Moore To Ponder

Scripture References;

4For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. Romans 15:4 KJV

4 For whatever was written before was written for our instruction, so that through our endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we may have hope. Romans 15:4 HCSB

It is my hope that all who read the entries of this blog will either discover or be reminded that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world, that they need to know Him as their personal Savior, Lord, and Guide, and that He delights in making Himself known to all who seek to know Him.

It is also my hope to encourage people who might be a little afraid to seek the Lord, because they possibly have been given descriptions of both Jesus and Christians that are not accurate. The Bible teaches that Jesus is more patient, kind, forgiving, dependable, and loving than words can even express.  It is my hope that they will come to really appreciate that truth, and that they will also come to really understand that Christians are people of faith, but their faith is in Jesus, and not in themselves; that they are not perfect and still sin, but they are enabled to love much because they are loved much.  This blog is for many different types of readers (I have described some different types of readers below.), and most of the entries can be read in five minutes or less.

First there is the reader who has never received the Lord as their personal Savior. Not only can they learn about Him, they can also learn how simple it truly is to receive Him and His precious gift of eternal life. If they click on About Salvation/Very Important Words out in the left margin they will find the plan of salvation explained in the simplest terms. Then they might begin to read some of the entries and find some information that might be of benefit to them.

Next there is the reader who might have received the Lord as their personal Savior, but hasn’t studied very much, and is not as close in their relationship with the Lord as they would like to be. Each of these entries addresses one or more topics and lists a few Bible verses or passages that speak about them. The reader might read them for a short devotion, or go further and search the Bible themselves to see what else the Bible might have to say.  They might even be inspired to seek the Lord more often in prayer and move into a closer relationship with the Lord.

Then there is the reader who already has a fairly close relationship with the Lord and a considerable amount of Bible knowledge. Perhaps this person is used to really extensive Bible studies, but is just needing to be refreshed by some of the simple but sweet truths that caused them to Love Jesus in the first place. We sometimes in our zeal to learn, and to serve forget how to rest. Resting is important. They might look at these entries as “mini retreats”.

Although the main purpose of my blog is stated above I do have two additional categories.  The parent category Homeschooling 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. In the Bible we are told to cast our cares on the Lord…this includes all of our homeschooling concerns.  🙂

I want to encourage the readers to share what is on their hearts. Their comments and/or questions will most likely lead to wonderful discoveries for themselves, others, and for me. They may click on the  phrase Leave a Comment at the bottom of each entry to do so. I will try to respond to all of the comments the readers make, even if it is just to say “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!


  1. bendedspoon said,

    November 20, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Thank you Theresa for inspiring me to get closer to God.
    You have been a faithful connector since day 1 of my visit.
    Really appreciate it!

  2. November 20, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    I am glad it inspired you. That is what I really want to do. 🙂

  3. Debbie said,

    November 21, 2010 at 3:22 am

    I love to take my rest here . . .to have a place for a mini-retreat! Thank you for providing so much for so many! You are a safe harbor from our storms! God bless you!

  4. November 21, 2010 at 4:16 am

    Thank you so much! You both have provided me with friendship at a time when I have been trying to cope with a type of loneliness.



  5. tonirand said,

    November 22, 2010 at 3:18 am

    Thank you, Theresa.

    Thanks for your taking the time to cater to those who stop by. You have such a warm, welcoming approach. 🙂

    May God reward the works of your hands. There are many who will not hear about Christ ‘the traditional way’. I pray God will use the contents of your blog to lead people to Him and also to encourage those who have already started their walk. ( I like the concept of resting and retreating 😉 )

    God bless you and your family today and always.


  6. November 22, 2010 at 3:45 am

    Thank you, Ann for so much…your kind words and your prayers. It means so much to know that you are praying for me. 🙂



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