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.



Thursday, August 30, 2012

Hubby's Home!

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."
Matthew 11:28

My hubby has been home all week on vacation. I guess this is what you call a staycation. We stayed home. He has been worn out from work and it has been an emotional couple of weeks for us losing a dear friend of ours.

The week consisted of laying in the hammock, swinging in all three swings, rocking in the rocking chairs, taking naps, eating out, more hammocking and swinging and rocking. In the middle of all that was The Truth Project, a study with our small group that my husband is leading. He helped me on the book I'm working on. He went swimming. We are reading a book together. Then back to the hammocking, swinging, and rocking. I could almost hear my hubby letting out a serene aaaaaahhhhhh and I did hear the occasional snore.

My only complaint . . . . .

I kept it to myself ;)
well. . .except for that wet, dirty pair of shoes he put on my new rug!
Are you weary, burdened, anxious, just plain ol' worn out tired?
Jesus says,
"Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest."
Enjoy this piece of music 

Thank you Father for rest!
May we enter back into work, ministry, and life with a renewed spirit.

(Did you notice the field of daisies?)
*You would have to read two posts back to get it*  ;)


joy said...

Yes, sometimes we all need rest and thanks God for those moments:)

Denise said...

Thanks for Gods peaceful rest.

Reformed rebel said...

Yes ~ I did notice the daisies! Like the song. I have never heard of that song or the singer. Thanks for sharing it. So glad you both had a good staycation. Sometimes just resting is the best vacation.

BTW I am waiting to have that red velvet with you also!

Blessings Kris . . . Chelle