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.



Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Funny Story

. . .about eight years ago, I moved to a small town just about 15 miles outside of the bigger one. So I frequently go to the small post office where I live because I never have to wait. The tall, older postman always looked sad to me, so I made it a point to have conversation with him. After doing this for awhile, I decided I was going to go in there and witness to him. Before I could get the words out, he told me he had to do a funeral that afternoon. I said "What do you mean, do a funeral, you mean you're going to one?" He said "I'm a pastor of a small church, I'm performing the funeral service." I decided I didn't need to witness to a pastor.

I found out later he looked sad because he wasn't feeling good. . .had a bad back!
He's had surgery and doing much better now. We talk all the time over stamps.

Have you run into people that you felt led to witness to?  I hope that you have because God's Word says we are ALL called to go out and share His Word.  I wasn't good at this for the longest time but He helped me step out of that comfort zone and now it's on my mind all the time.  I'm still not good at it, but then it's not my job to change someone; that job belongs to the Holy Spirit.  Our job is just to tell.  We can botch it up big time, but the Lord can take what we offer and make it into something beautiful.  Step out and share.  I just hope you  don't go up unaware and share with a pastor!  Or maybe. . .he's just the one who needs to hear a word. . .or maybe he just needs a good laugh.  Go on, share!  :)


Denise said...

Thanks for sharing.

Donna McBroom-Theriot said...

Great post. That would be my luck. Take a chance getting out of my comfort zone to have this happen. lol Donna