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.



Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Polliwogs or Tadpoles?

When I bend down to look into the pond, I see lots and lots of polliwogs…or are they tadpoles?  I wasn’t sure, so I went home and did a search on the internet.  They are the same thing, the limbless larva stage of the frog.  They just have two names.  You can call them by either one.
This made me ponder about someone I know who has not two names, but has many names.  I’m talking about the creator of the polliwog( I think that name is cuter), God himself.
Remember this is the ONE and ONLY God, but He has different names to reveal His different character traits.  Here are just a few for you to ponder on yourself:

Elohim – Almighty, All-Powerful.  Creator of the heavens and earth…and polliwogs.  And we question if he can handle our circumstances.
Yahweh-Jireh – Our Provider.  The Almighty, All-Powerful creator of the universe is also my provider.  We need not worry.
Yahweh-Rophe -  Healer of wounded hearts.  Isn’t it neat that He even has a name for this?! And He can; I know that from experience.
Yahweh-Shalom– God of Peace. He can provide a calmness in our soul despite our circumstances.  When you need emotional calmness and a quietness in your spirit, cry out to this name.
Immanuel – God with us.  He is with us, but are you with him?

There are many more names of God but in being aware of just these five, how or why would we ever want to live life without Him?  If you are not living with Him, please accept this invitation to invite His Son, Jesus Christ, into your heart.  He has more than one name too…Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace, the Bread of Life, the Good Shepherd, The Way, and The Truth, and The Life.  This last one says it all.
Amazing what a tiny polliwog/tadpole will bring to your mind!
“Let them praise your great and awesome name…He is Holy!”
Psalm 99:3

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