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, March 5, 2011

Simply Saturday

This simply, simple Saturday, I put on my favorite, most comfortable All Star  Converse shoes


pray on the front porch before. . .

entering into the garden to pick weeds. . .

then I found my way to the porch swing

 to rest. . .

then I head on over to my Cracker Barrell double  rocker to ponder. . .

in the evening I relax with my honey. . .

and then I. . .

(actually counting MY blessings, but you can count yours too) . . .

And then I retire them. . .beauty in the comfort of my shoes next to the beauty of roses from my beautiful sweetheart...
beauty in the many of God's blessings on this simplest of days.

and this I know...the simplest of all...
God is always good and I am always loved.
So are you dear friends!

My friend Jenn from A Country Girl's Ramblings
understands the simplicity of Home.
And has created a spot for us to share
what Saturday's mean to us.
In pictures, In words, or both.
Simply look for the above button over on the right and hit
to see more Simply Saturday's.
Thanks for stopping by!


Lisa said...

This is such a fun post! Thanks for sharing today!

Jenn said...

Love this! Great photos...Great thoughts!

Melissa said...

What a sweet post...you rock in those shoes! Have a wonderful week!

At The Picket Fence said...

Hi! I just found your blog through another one and was immediately drawn in. Your heart and love for the Lord shines through every word and I have so enjoyed getting to "know" you a little bit here! :-)

Jennie Morgan said...

That was fun! Sounded like a GREAT day, too!!