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, April 9, 2011

Simply Saturday - Jeans

Saturdays are for wearing my favorite jeans.  That doesn't mean they are new or designer or anything fancy.  That means they have been around a long time, have learned to shape to my body and have become soft and movable over the years.  The problem with this is...holes developed in the legs.  That may be ok for teens but I felt I should do something to cover them.  With what?  I didn't want the typical jean patch.  I started searching around the house, looking into hutch drawers, and found something.  I think my son thinks I should have left the holes.  My mother would say they are ready for the trash can.  What do you think?

I didn't want to waste the other side of the hankie I cut up so added it to the back. . .

My momma told me to never waste anything!

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May you be comfortable on your Saturdays:) 


Lisa said...

Those are such cute patches! You've turned that pair of jeans INTO a designer pair--they're so pretty!

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

Personally, I love it! About 20 years ago, the rage was to take men's suit jackets and just cover them with lace, linens, etc. I thought they were so feminine and rich looking. I think I had about 4 of them. Then, it was dresses, purses, etc. I have so many old linens, lace, etc. I could set up a boutique with old jeans renewed. A new name for a shop: "New life jeans and Jackets."

I really like them!!!

Sally said...

oooooo, very cool! I just popped over here from Jenn's Simply Saturday post and these britches are great! I think I actually have some of those old doilies to put on my 2nd daughter's holey (holy? lol!) britches legs!
Thank you!

Michelle said...

I think they turned out cute! Stopping in from Simply Saturday, Have a great weekend!

Alida said...

love them!! What a creative way to make your old jeans new!

Jenn said...

I love this! That is so creative! And super cute to boot!