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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

*****EXCITING NEWS*****

My first book, Ya Know What I'm Say'n, has been released.


Ponderings

Ponderings

Sunday, November 6, 2011

NATIONAL HUNGER & HOMELESSNESS AWARENESS WEEK




NATIONAL HUNGER AND HOMELESSNESS AWARENESS WEEK
NOVEMBER 12-19

Think it is not a big problem?  There are 3.5 million Americans experiencing homelessness right now.
770,000 homeless children are enrolled in public schools.
hundreds homeless just in our Warren County!

What can you do?

Much we can do. . .

   please consider donating blankets, sleeping bags to the homeless and needy
              donating food to the food banks
                  donating money to charities
                       praying for the people who are down and out
                           smiling at the strangers who are in your path
                                offering handshakes and hugs
                                   offer lunch to someone who is going hungry
                                       get out of your comfort zone and do something bold
                                          ask God what it is He would have you do for Him and your city

If you are in the Bowling Green Area, check out this website. . http://www.wku.edu/alive/hunger_and_homelessness_awarness_week.php

Dine Out to Help Out

When: Wed, Nov. 16, 2011
Where: Various Locations, Bowling Green, Ky
Come and Dine out during Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week. Participating Restaurants include T.G.I Friday’s, Chick-Fil-A, Mariah’s Resturant, Verdi, The CatFish House,Taste of Europe, Anna’s Authentic Greek Food, Fazoli’s, Chickadee’s.
The resturants above are donating a percentage of their sales to Hotel INC to provide critical services to the hungry and homeless in Warren County.

For more information call 270-782-1263 or visit http://www.hotelincbg.com/ 

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?  Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
1 John 3:17-18

A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.
Proverbs22:9

Please Remember Them!

God Bless You!



                                                                                                                  
                               

                                                                      

2 comments:

Lisa Maria said...

Praying for hearts to be touched and for this venture to be successful. God bless your compassionate heart sweet friend!

Love & Hugs

journeytoepiphany said...

Thanks for always reminding us about this terrible problem.