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.



Friday, November 12, 2010


Our younger son Christopher has always been into swords and sword fighting.  He was 10 years old when we moved to Kentucky.  I would watch from my new front porch as he would swing his swords, practicing his moves out in the yard.  Sometimes he would sword fight with his older brother and his dad.  I watched and thought of Christopher as my little warrior.
            My son is tenderhearted but he had a strength in him we did not fully realize until four years later.  We dealt with prodigal issues with our older son which caused a lot of pain.  Christopher was young, tender, and confused.  He did not understand why our family dynamics changed, and why his brother, who he had always looked up to, suddenly left.  My husband and I did not understand either, but we tried to comfort and love him through it.  He grieved in his own way using his art talent God had gifted him with and leaning on his faith in Jesus that he had for the last six years.  My husband and I watched him over a years time grow in strength and maturity beyond most of his peers.
            In Psalm 89:19, God is remembered to have said,
            “I have bestowed strength on a warrior.”  He was speaking of David.  I believe God bestowed strength on my precious warrior and that is what pulled Christopher up when he could so easily have stayed down.
            I have seen a strength in Christopher laced with grace, mercy and forgiveness.  So much from such a young one.  That’s how I know he is a warrior.  I’ve witnessed the qualities of being a true warrior in him; practicing long and hard to perfect skills, to be mentally tough and determined, staying in shape physically and being dedicated to serving God.
            Christopher is now 17 years old and still making swords and spears.  His warrior mentality has only become stronger with time.  I am proud of him, respect him and love him all the more as I see him learning and putting into practice the idea that his life is not just about him but it is living his life through the life of another, Jesus Christ. And not just living it but sharing about it with others.
I watch Christopher sword fight with the little boys from next door.  More warriors in the making?  I pray for all the young men to grow in the Lord, to lean on the ultimate warrior, the Lord Jesus Christ, for strength to be bestowed on them, so in any scenario, they will trust in the Lord to fight their battles or use the strength and guidance from the Lord to fight the battles that come their way.
            Then they can say as Psalms 60:12 says,

“With God we will gain victory”

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