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, April 15, 2011

Simply Saturday/Easter Bonnets and a Sweet Pea

(I'm going to be gone all day tomorrow, so I'm going ahead and posting Simply Saturday this evening)

I'm no photographer but as I get into blogging and with a husband who is a photographer on the side, the photo bug has bitten.  I want to learn.  If I'm really truthful here, I just want to play and see what I can capture.  I'm always looking for subjects to photograph.  I had the perfect model next door.  You just can't go wrong with a face like this. . . . .

A true Sweet Pea! Simply beautiful!  :)

linking with Jenn over at


Anonymous said...


Oh, what cute pictures of this sweet little girl! Is this your daughter?

You're alot like me. Since I started blogging, I have taken more pictures of just "things" than I ever have in my life! I used to be "afraid" of using the camera, but now, I just like to "play" with it, and see what happens. :)


-L. Rose

Kristin Bridgman said...

No, this cutie pie is my next door neighbor.

carolyn.price said...

She is adorable! Perhaps she can be your "adopted" daughter!!!

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

If only I could remember to take my camera with me!!!! I want to learn, too. And when I do have it with me, by the time I find the button to turn it on, do the settings, etc., the shot is long gone down the road. I may just have to get Buster to sit still and take a thousand shots. Your Sweet Pea is just soooo cute!!!! You just couldn't miss on that one! (And I love the bonnets, too!)

Melissa said...

Oh good golly, she is sweet!
Nice job capturing her cuteness!

Sally said...

Oh. My. Goodness. If she got any cuter... :) Love it!!!

Amy Witt said...

Simply Beautiful is right!! Everytime I see her face it makes me tear up to know that I am the proud mom of this darling angel, and how truly blessed I am. I am thankful that I will have these memories to cherish forever. My mom loves these photos to pieces, and has said that I will have to use one as a Engagment Announcment for when her time comes. May it be a long time from now!!