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, February 11, 2011

A Holy Romance

The Bible shows us over and over God's amazing love for us.  He woos us and romances us, do we see and hear?  Really see?  
I've followed Him for over 36 years and I daily commune with Him.  I have been on the mountain top with Him and in the valleys with Him.  I've also had dry spells.  The excitement wanes at times.  I have always had a grateful heart and have told Him many times.  But am afraid I have missed some. 
Beginning my journey of finding 1000 gifts from Him, unwrapping them slowly and offering eucharisteo, (thanksgiving),
breathing them in deeply, I begin to feel the romance once again.  I feel giddy, excited to see what's around the corner, what is in the next moment, I'm always looking.  I'm experiencing Him so and am loving it.  And how fitting this comes this time of year.  But this is not just for a day.  This will continue on from this day forward, I promise to be always be looking, I promise to always give thanksgiving in the moment, I promise to look no matter how small, and I promise to share.
I challenge you again, for I know what a blessing it would be to you..to start your own journey, your own journal, your own treasure hunt and feel the romance blossom.  It's wonderful!
I would love to know if you do this, would you please share?  You don't have to share your list, just let me know you began.  This would be a gift for my list.

96.   good news
97.   diamonds in the snow
98.  wooden floors - to sock slide on
99.   a thank-you note
100.  husband who is always willing to fix things and do for me -his way of saying " I love you"
101.  reading the Psalms to #2 son in the late of evening and sharing past stories
102.  prostrate praying
103.  goosebumps
104.  new mugs to share hot chocolate with my Mr.

1 comment:

Jenn said...

Beautiful! Oh what a wonderful and awesome God we serve!