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    Other Thoughts

    Why Afterthoughts?

    December 30, 2005 by Brandy Vencel

    After being encouraged more than once by my dear friend Grace to create my own blog, I have decided to aquiesce. Grace is full of good ideas, and this may be one of them.

    There are two reasons for choosing a name such as Afterthoughts. The first is a bit common, and this is that my best thoughts usually come after my first thoughts, which tend to be more reactionary and judgmental. I like to think, and I hope that Afterthoughts becomes a place for me to refine my thoughts and allow them to be conformed to Scripture.

    The second reason is, naturally, the best. My husband once informed me that scientists (pre-Darwin, I’m guessing) used to believe that they were “thinking God’s thoughts after Him.” I have liked that mental image ever since, appreciating that a new discovery isn’t one bit new to the Lord, and rejoicing that He chose to share some of Himself with someone so much smaller than He. And so, at my husband’s suggestion and in recognition that any great thought I may stumble upon belongs to Him, this blog is henceforth entitled Afterthoughts.

    Without further ado, I welcome you to Afterthoughts. Please feel free to share your thoughts with me, too.


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  • Reply HKB January 10, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    So glad you started this blog all those years ago!

  • Reply Brandy January 2, 2006 at 4:28 am

    Thank you, Grace, for your kind words! All I ask is that you update yours. =) I love you!

  • Reply Grace January 1, 2006 at 1:43 pm

    Welcome to the world of blogging, my friend! Isn’t it wonderful?! Well, I want to say that this page is beautiful and well organized. I love the title and everything that revolves around it. I can’t wait to read more and be impacted by what you’re learning! I love you my friend!

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