Enduring Understanding

Testimonies of a Christian and lessons learned on the journey. Psalm 119:2

About Page (Why This Blog Exists)

Welcome to my blog! If you have clicked on this page it means you may be looking for more information about this blog.  So here you go dear reader! Here is some background information for you fellow curious cats. 🙂

The Why
Toward the end of 2014 the Lord put on my heart that He wanted me to create a blog.  I shared this with a couple of friends and they were really excited.  One friend even said that she had been waiting for a long time for me to get back into writing.  I was really surprised by this comment!  I have identified myself as a “writer” over the years, but in the business of everyday life had forgotten.  It was a moment I hope I remember for a long time, because it was an example of the Lord reminding me to get back on course, to get back to my purpose.  The posts you find on this site will be about my life experiences, life tests and the lessons the Lord has taught me in the process.  I am also happy to share with you posts I like and blogs I follow. I hope they will encourage you to continue on your own journey and help you keep focused on Jesus Christ.  If you are curious about Christianity, want to know the difference between religion and relationship or what it means to be a Believer, this blog is for you too! Welcome!

The Name
Lots of blogs have cool and catchy names, but why would I pick a name like Enduring Understandings? A while back I had an amazing opportunity to work at a school in Colorado called Eagle Rock School & Professional Development Center.  It is an alternative high school and one thing the staff focused on teaching students when I was there was Enduring Understandings. The idea is that each class has a curriculum and concepts that students will need to master to complete the class.  However, each class should have a lesson or two that will endure/last long beyond the class.  The lesson should be something meaningful that a student will remember long after high school graduation.  Something that will endure.  When I got to thinking about a title for my blog I thought about how all the things God as Rabbi (teacher) has taught me.  They have been helpful tests and lessons that have lasted long beyond the moment that He taught me.  My hope is that my testimony on this blog will be lessons that will help you understand yourself and understand God better and that will endure.  I pray that you will run this race strong! My hope, dear reader, that your own journey will bring you closer to the Eternal Teacher because that is the best lesson learned.

And because I’m a teacher at heart, below are some definitions and scriptures.  Lol! There are lots of scriptures to talk about enduring and the power of a believer’s testimony, but here are two to think on.

Ecclesiastes 3:14 I perceived that whatever God does endures forever; nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it. God has done it, so that people fear before him.

Psalm 119:2 Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart.

  • Enduring understandings are statements summarizing important ideas and core processes that are central to a discipline and have lasting value beyond the classroom. They synthesize what students should understand—not just know or do—as a result of studying a particular content area.
  • The word “curriculum” began as a Latin word which means “a race” or “the course of a race” (which in turn derives from the verb currere meaning “to run/to proceed”).
  • Testimony: The statement or declaration of a witness under oath or affirmation, usually in court; evidence in support of a fact or statement; proof; open declaration or profession, as of faith. From the Latin meaning to function as a witness.

About Me
You will quickly find dear reader that I will not be a regular, Monday morning poster.  I post when I have a chance and when I feel led to share.  That said, God continues to speak to me (and to you too if your open), so there will always be something for me to say as long as He desires.  You will also notice, dear reader, as evidenced in this page alone, I usually am not short winded.  This is something I’m learning to embrace about about how God created me and how I function. I am a former professional teacher and now a professional counselor.  I am a King’s kid aka Christian, sister, daughter, friend, Godmother, and aunt. I love the fine arts, especially music and movies. I love to laugh, travel, eating good food, spending time with good people and learning about God and learning from God.  I think most of what you need to know about me will be evidenced in my writing.  You can also follow me on Twitter @distincthope if you are really curious and/or want to contact me directly.

God bless and thanks for stopping by my blog!

-egal

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