Why a blog from me, someone who has never been a writer, someone who has never been articulate or had a solid grasp of the grammar world. Because God told me to write. Several years ago a life storm invaded my family. God kept telling me to write it all down. I argued, but He would not let up. This went on every day for a couple of weeks until one day out of frustration, (I'd like to say it was out of obedience), I picked up a pen and paper and wrote for 7 hours straight! Do you think maybe I needed therapy and God knew it?

I've been writing ever since and have learned to love it! I started out sharing my stories with friends and family. I've now been published in a Nashville church paper, Our Daily Journey (a devotional site of RBC Ministries), PCCWeb Daily Devotional, Ruby for Women Ezine Magazine, and I am a contributor in the book Alabaster Jars, Life in Abundance Collection 2.

Why Ponderings? During this life storm, God led me to a pond in the woods behind my home. There He met me each time, teaching new lessons, reminding me of old ones, showing His presence and allowing me to feel His love through the surroundings of that pond. I found myself returning over and over to ponder, pray and praise. A healing of my heart took place and out of the experience came my first book, Ponderings From the Pond, then a second book, Ponderings From My Porch, and now a third book is in the works along with a memoir about my storm.

Why am I making myself so vulnerable? Because God has done so much that I cannot keep quiet. I have to share. Jesus's last words to his desciples were, "Go,tell." We are his disciples too and this is just one of my ways of telling.

I'm no scholar but I have heard God's voice in my spirit, experience His love daily, and have a desire for others to experience this also. I would love to share with all who visit and I would love to hear from you. If my sharing gets just one to ponder, to be quiet with the Father, to see and hear from Him or to be reminded of something from Him, then this is worth my vulnerability.

As you visit me, sometimes we will be at the pond, sometimes we will move to the front porch, and sometimes we will just be here, there, and yonder. Thank you for coming and please feel free to come back anytime, you are always welcome here.

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Psalm 19:14


My first book, Ya Know What I'm Say'n, has been released.



Monday, November 1, 2010

Fine Tuning

By the time I decided I wanted to learn how to play, the violin up in the attic was old and worn.  The shiny finish on top was gone, a slight crack had developed in its left side and the hair on the bow was off.  My aunt, who was a gifted musician, was excited that I wanted to learn to play, so she took the violin to a shop to be fixed. It was repaired, but in my hands did not make beautiful music because I did not know how to tune and play it yet.  I joined the orchestra at my school and began learning for the next four years.
When the violin and bow was repaired, I learned how to tune it, finger placement and how to glide the bow over the strings, music began to appear.

Pondering. . . I believe we can become like the old violin in the attic, worn down, shine gone, no zing left in our spirit.  But God is a fine tuner, who can come in and begin to do a work in us.  We may feel tension just as the violin strings have to be pulled to be put in tune. The tightening and stretching we feel in our lives may not be pleasant, but necessary for the music to come back again.  We may want to resist the fine tuning, but we musn’t if we want to shine once more.  It is for our benefit and for others if we so choose to share.  The music built into us is our testimony.  Testimonies and music are meant to be shared.

Don’t you know when we give our testimony and give God the glory, it’s like a beautiful symphony to His ears?  So let the fine tuning begin and let the music soar!


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