My Elbert: Applying prudential personalism to your life

A practical definition of the mind— cellular memory is a theory that the body’s cells retain memories independently from the brain. Note: Categorically distilled from a dozen scientific fields; there is a triangle system of well-being—includes how to promote a healthy memory includes: PONS, RAS, & THYMUS (including Thalamus and Gut) which promotes a healthy flow between your body, brain, and relationships of the mind and heart such as in a specific way of Autonomy & Attunement= Adaptability! What is a Subjective Mind? Subjective mind, which wants to comprehend the world by self-realization, consciousness and is open to different interpretations of same objects viewed through different lenses. [Retrieved from]. What Is Conscience? Billy Graham’s Daily Devotion, Nov 09, 2021 Having a good conscience . . . –1 Peter 3:16 God has put within each one of us something that cries aloud against us, whenever we do that which we know to be wrong.

Conscience is the detective that watches the direction of our steps and decries every conscious transgression. Conscience is the built-in power of our minds to pass moral judgments on ourselves, approving or disapproving our feelings, actions, thoughts, and plans, and telling us, if what we have done is assessed as wrong, that we deserve to suffer for it. Conscience has in it two elements: an awareness of certain things as being right or wrong, and an ability to apply laws and rules to specific situations. Conscience insists on judging us, and insist on judging us by the highest standard we know. So we sometimes call it God’s voice in the soul, and in a sense it is. [Retrieved from]. What is Conscience/Righteousness- Intellectual-Moral aka “The Simple” (Strong IQ- Rewarded Pure Heart)?

The moral feeling, by which we mean a sense of the difference between right and wrong, would seem to be a part of the native furnishing of the mind. Conscience is a vigilant eye before which each imagination, thought, and act, is held up for either censure or approval. I believe there is no greater argument for the existence of God in the world today than conscience. There is no greater proof of the existence of a moral law and Lawgiver in the universe than this little light of the soul. It is God’s voice to the inner man. Conscience is our wisest counselor and teacher, our most faithful and most patient friend. [Retrieved from]. What is Self-Realization/Blamelessness- Imaginative-Moral aka “The Simple” (Strong EQ- Rewarded Clean Mind)?

How can we achieve this state of Being for ourselves? Self Realization is a term that is becoming increasingly more widely used. In many ways it is an obscure term, and its meaning is not immediately apparent. For many it is a term that means the same as ‘Enlightenment’ – a word which is similarly something difficult to determine. However, the term ‘Self Realization’ is more useful as it actually refers to a very specific stage in the journey of awakening that Ramana Maharshi and others described. [Retrieved from

“The Lord bless you and watch, guard, and keep you; The Lord make His face to shine upon and enlighten you and be gracious (kind, merciful, and giving favor) to you; The Lord lift up His [approving] countenance upon you and give you peace (tranquility of heart and life continually). And they shall put My name upon the Israelites, and I will bless them.” Numbers 6:24-27 AMPC I do believe the disconnect for students, families, and schools. It’s in the domain of Spiritual Development… The disconnect happens in these domains: (intellectual)- what is right, (moral)-what is good, and (imaginative)-what is best; to do well (uprightly): behavior and emotion with the discernment of His Divine Will for us in justice, design, plan, and purpose for yourself and meekness towards others which brings gladness, humility, uprightness, righteousness, wisdom and ALL “EXCELLENT THINGS.”

Affirmation (Blessing of Thanksgiving, heart): Do not be conformed to this world ([modern],this age) [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable [right, moral] and perfect Will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you]. Romans 12:2 AMPC nous, (Greek: “mind” or “intellect”) in philosophy, the faculty of intellectual apprehension and of intuitive thought. Used in a narrower sense, it is distinguished from discursive thought and applies to the apprehension of eternal intelligible substances and first principles. [Retrieved from].

The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out. Proverbs 20:5 

How to apply prudential personalism to your life through the bible…

The theory of prudential personalism allows people to make decisions based on the laws of the bible [God] not by ‘human or worldly laws’! Simply, take this truth and use it to glorify God by choosing Godly solutions to problems by knowing what the bible says and applying it to their everyday life such as marriage, work, education, family upbringing, etc.. Furthermore, prudential personalism emphasizes my own significance, uniqueness without permission of personality, by autonomously (with God, of course), managing personal affairs, governing and discipline themself, and developing a skill and/or good judgment in certain situations. With this new-found prudence, without having any doubt, they can confidently walk by The Spirit and have a life-giving joy.

According to the theory of prudential personalism (prudence), there are two reasons people open their bibles in times of need: 

  • Seeking help for strength, such then finding themselves being counseled on joy and/or interceded somehow into joy.
  • Seeking guidance for peace, such then finding themselves being taught about peace, and/or even strengthened in love. 

Therefore, finding the help and guidance that’s best, the bible has three main components of prudential personalization by expression of hypothetical conditions: advice by offering insight, command or instruction for finding capability, or oaths for answering certain requests. 

What are the 3 aspects of the prudential personalization of The Bible? 

1. Seeking Advice (The Knower or Preserver- helper of strength, guider of peace): a verse in the doctrine including an insight about the management of one’s personal affairs while emphasizing their own significance, uniqueness without permission of personality.

2. Finding Capability (The Advocate or Maintainer- counselor of joy, teacher of peace): a verse of the doctrine including a command/instruction on one’s ability to govern and discipline oneself; similarly, emphasizing their own significance, uniqueness without permission of personality.

3. Confirming Request (The Mediator or Deliverer- intercessor of joy, strengthener of love): a verse in the doctrine including an oath directly related to one’s skill and/or good judgment in the use of resources; as well, emphasizing their own significance, uniqueness without permission of personality.


what is this verse? ‘He called you to this through our gospel, that you might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.’ 2 Thessalonians‬ ‭2‬:‭14‬ ‭


Now knowing about prudence, do you find the description below ⬇️ to be true for you and the verse above, if yes you are correct….


This verse helped me in finding capability- because  it helps and guides me by instruction in my ability to govern and discipline myself; similarly, emphasizing my own significance, uniqueness without permission of personality. 

Furthermore, I Know Victory and peace:

Know (this Victory): ‘He called you to this through our gospel, that you…

Find (this peace): might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.’ 2 Thessalonians‬ ‭2‬:‭14‬ ‭

(Note: the word might, means it’s will or choice) 

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Published by Tricia Cook, MEd., Online Dyslexia and Behavioral Interventionist, RSP, AA O-G Tutor & Montessorian

My interest is in helping parents and teachers to understand learning and behavioral challenges and to love learning again. I graduated from Auburn in ECE in 1998. I have been a Montessori teacher here in Birmingham for almost 12 years and have lived in Birmingham for the past 19 years. As an early childhood teacher, I want continue to grow and develop as a constant learner. In 2012, I graduated from Secondary Education with a P-12 Reading Specialist certification the University of Alabama. As a Reading Specialist, I train on diversity and literacy development; I have a specialized knowledge of assessment and diagnosis that is vital for developing, implementing, and evaluating your literacy and neurodiversity behavioral, character development programing. Also, I have varying experiences designing instruction and environments for Montessori and Non-Montessori (OSR-Pre-K) environments. Therefore, I can consult for any environment or setting! In 2013, I attained my highly qualified status in ECE and Reading. In 2013, I also got my Orton-Gillingham AA tutor certification. I currently tutor full-time along with consulting. I have actually been tutoring since 2003. Along with other independent tutoring/interventionist experiences, I have brought dozens of students from an emergent to an advanced reading level! In addition to tutoring, I have provided the reading strengths and needs of my students and share that information to classroom teachers, parents, specialized teachers, and other stakeholders.  Lastly, I have also been a trainer/presenter, since 2008 and really enjoy this aspect of my career. As an experienced trainer, I have trained on many topics including: literacy (the five components), classroom management, positive discipline, diversity character development, Montessori Philosophy, policies and procedures, child development, and Alabama's Pre-k. Take note: Schools and families are desperately looking for an alternative type of affordable multi-sensory, hands-on, and interesting instruction. Currently, I am training and interested in writing on the following topics: A Comparison of Pre-K to Kindergarten; Adolescent Literacy (7th+); Assessment; Developing Readers; Children’s Literature; Classroom Management Techniques; Comprehension; Montessori Philosophy; Environmental Print & Early Writing; Family Attachment; Language and Literacy; Outdoor Classroom; Poetry Writing (7th+); Positive Guidance; Fine-motor Development; Cursive Writing; Creative Writing; Comprehension: Study Skills/Test Taking Strategies; Morphology; Phonics Instruction; Diversity Education; Neurodiversity Education; HandWriting; Reading Strategies; Best Practices P-12. Thank you, Tricia Cook, MEd., RSP, AOG;

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