Michael VanHook
Michael VanHook

A Place to Ponder

A steaming, delicious cup of Italian cappuccino tastes best when it’s sipped and savored, not quickly swallowed.  Life needs to be savored too, but most of us live in the fast lane.  Seldom are we able to savor those sensitive moments and to ponder their true value for our lives. This site is a place to ponder—a place to slow down for a moment, to reflect on important thoughts and ideas, and a place to share those savored insights.


My name is Michael VanHook. Thanks for stopping by. Have a look around and get to know some thoughts that are important to me and others—and maybe you. Take your time and ponder.


An invitation to ponder


I'm on a journey. I'm constantly pursuing new discoveries, pondering deeper meanings beneath the surface, and searching for ways to make a difference. I don't know it all. I'm without a doubt a work in process. I've had many successes and just as many failures. But I’ve learned some things and maybe something that I've learned along the way will stir up something in you.


I’m inviting you to connect your journey with mine. This is an invitation to dwell and contemplate some essential ideas and truths for living a meaningful life with purpose.

Foz do Iguaçu, Argentina



January 16-21, 2019

I will be returning to Haiti in January of 2019. Our team will be leading an Education Conference, a Pastoral Leadership Conference, and serving our friends in Cap-Haitien. Interested in joining us?  Contact me at michaelsvanhook@gmail.com.

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