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, March 28, 2013

A Gift For You

If you don't know about my 40 days of Give Aways, you can read about it  here  Go on, you can read it now if you want, I'll wait;)
The last gift I gave away was the gift of giving.  I gave three bibles away, saying the person could keep one if they wanted, but I asked that they give the other ones away to whoever the Lord put on their heart.
As Christians, the greatest gift I believe we have ever received is our salvation. . .freedom. When I think about Jesus hanging on the cross and dying a horrible, painful death, more painful than we will ever realize, taking the sins of the whole world on himself  including mine. . .paying the debt of my sin for me. . .well, there is just no greater gift than that. Our resurrected Savior has redeemed me, made me white as snow, preparing an eternal home with Him and the Father in Heaven.  How could I  not give back?
The greatest gift is offered in His Word, the Bible. I thought if He could do all this for us, then let's share this gift with others who need to hear, need to receive, need to be saved from themselves. There is nothing more glorious, nothing more precious for it is eternal. It cost One a great deal and for us it is priceless!
I will say to you what I did to the others for 40 days.  Please leave a comment here or on my posting on facebook of this post and I will randomely draw a name after a few days and I will send you this gift. . .a gift not from me but from Him.

I just ask that you in turn, share the Bibles with those the Lord puts on your heart.  Will you do that? Not only will they receive a gift, but you will too;)
~Blessings to you all as you ponder and celebrate this Easter Season. Praise, Glory and Honor to our Resurrected Savior!~ 


Denise said...

Bless you, as you bless.

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Denise said...

Sweety, I received the Bibles in my mail today, thanks so very much. Will be giving them away this weekend, love you.