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.



Saturday, November 20, 2010


All around the pond are hundreds of trees, some small, some very tall and some of the trees have part of their roots exposed above the ground.  Without well established roots the tree will eventually die. As I ponder this, I think about our own foundations, our own root system. 
            I prayed for someone close to me when they were young, the scripture
Psalm 1:2-3 which says, “But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.  He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither.  Whatever he does prospers.”
            My loved one’s root system had been developed in the good, rich soil of Jesus’ teachings and His love.  He was supported by others who also had that firm foundation.  And as the verse says, he grew bearing fruit, he blossomed, and he prospered at everything he did.
            But then came a time when he grew up and decided to leave that support system too soon.  He yanked up his roots and planted them elsewhere, in dry parched soil leaving himself exposed.  We    watched him wither, losing his fruit, and did not prosper anymore.
            Of course, he can be transplanted back into fertile soil once again.  The Bible says God’s love is wide, long, high, and deep-His love can reach down deep into the root system of our lives and bring life to it again.  God can repair, restore, heal, and bring new growth to our lives.  And there lies my hope.
            My loved one’s favorite verse was Romans 8:38-39.  It reads,
            “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
            If you or a loved one ever had the love of Christ in your heart at one time and now are feeling dry and fruitless and are withering, pick up those roots and plant them once again in the good, rich soil of God’s love grace, and mercy.
            And I will do for you as I do for my loved one, as the verse says in Ephesians 3:16-17,
            “I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.  And I pray that you, being ROOTED and ESTABLISHED in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge-that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”

1 comment:

Maryellen said...

And HE will make you grow and bear fruit again!