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.



Sunday, July 1, 2012

You Just Never Know

If you've known me for long, you know that I've met many homeless people on the square, our downtown park.  I've spent time down there interviewing them for a book I'm working on.  Sometimes I have appointments, but more times than not, I just plop myself down on a bench and see who shows up.

This particular afternoon I met someone who was so interesting.  He is not homeless but I was so enthralled with this one that I just wanted to introduce you to this guy. He and his friend walk the mall, walk all over downtown, and this guy has been in plays in our little town theatre.  He talks some, but for the most part is quiet and just shows off.  He's not tall, dark and handsome, he is short, white and well. . .a little fluffy.  And he seems to love the kids.  I think he even liked me as I think he was trying to flirt.   Come see who I met. . .

Hello there. . .

Give me a treat and I'll do a trick

Woo-Hoo, watch me flip

How do I look?

This is my "I don't care" look

Oh, camera lady, get my good side

Well, hellooo pretty lady
(I swear he said that ;)

I'm really a good bird.  I'm thankful to have a home but some down here at the park do not. Please say a prayer for these folks, will ya?  And if you're ever down here and see one or some, please sit down with them for just a few minutes and chat with them, smile, and shake their hand.  It's those little things that mean so much. Thanks!

Oh, and you know that verse that says, "His eye is on the sparrow. . .?  His eye is on me too;)
AND He watches over you
Have a good day!
~God bless you~

You just never know who you'll meet when you step out your door.

Have you met anyone interesting lately?

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Jennie Morgan said...

LOVE the "I don't care look"! Looks like you had some fun this particular day! But I think you've gone to the birds.......:)

Jenifer said...

Awe! So sweet!

lynnmosher said...

LOL So fun! Haven't met anyone that interesting! You win the prize for the most interesting!

Grandma Becky said...

nice post with the bird photos. Thanks for sharing. Today we were to have outdoor church but it rained but festivities moved indoors. I was able to talk to a man I'd seen at the hardware store where I work. We talked some, along with my husband as well. Different man, quiet, friendly. Some of my co-workers think he's a bit eccentric but he seems quite ok to me, a little on the quiet side. But still he was at church, probably for the first time. And we had a good time. Even got to meet his dog! Take care and thanks for caring.

Grandma Becky said...

one side note, some of the festivities were the lunch and everything else was outside...activities. Sorry for not explaining that better!

kdsullivan said...

You had me going there girlfriend...((smiles))

Jen said...

So sweet! Love the photos! :)

A Joyful Noise said...

At the pond, at the porch and at the mall! Living for Jesus. Loved your sweet photos of that handsome guy! Thanks for sharing at "Tell Me a Story"

caryjo said...

Yes. The Lord has me involved with more than one unusual situation. I'm helping the Bhutanese who arrive from Nepal. They have basic needs. I also am involved with a ministry called First Responders. We go to murder sites to pray for the family, neighborhood, and others. Happens more often than we'd like [about 30 times a year], but we know we are touching hearts importantly. So, as the Lord calls me to go and do, no matter where, I obey. Maybe a bit nervous at the beginning, but it always turns out to be a blessing.

Your ideas, thoughts, plans are very insightful. Thank you.