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.



Monday, May 27, 2013


My sister, five years older, use to mother me. I was told many times years ago that when I was a baby, she and her friend would push me around in a baby buggy and I was so big, I tore right through it.  Sorry Kim!

When I grew into a little girl with long hair, she would braid it for me. I remember when we we became a little older, she would lay her long hair down on the ironing board and we would iron it. We could have invented the hair iron. Why didn't we think of that Kim?!

We came from a divorced home with a mother who was fighting depression and making ends meet. My sister would sew clothes for me so I would have something cute and new every now and then.  Thank you Kim!

When still young, I heard the word "virgin" and didn't know what it meant. When I asked the big sister and her friend, they told me the opposite of what it was. So later, when kids asked me at school if I was a virgin, I proudly said, 'No'.  Thanks a lot Kim!

When my sister gets aggrivated at someone, she will raise one eyebrow and curl one end of her lip. It's so funny both parties end up laughing. (Only does she do this within the family. She would never curl her lip outside the family.)  Thanks Kim for your cute expressions!

When my sister grew up into a young lady and after graduating from college, she flew to Papua, New Guinea to live for two years to work with the Wycliff Bible Translators as a teacher. During this time I had been in the midst of a nine year seperation from my mother. Big sister fasted and prayed those two years she was gone for a restored relationship between sister and mother.

After she returned to the States, God did a mighty healing of two hearts and spirits and that relationship was restored.  Thank you Kim!

I ended up marrying first and having a child first. But Kim became the mother first. . .taking care of her baby sister, sewing for me, watching over me while our mother would be away at work, braiding my hair, even teasing me good naturedly. . .although I didn't appreciate it until I became an adult.

We're both in our fifties now, although you would never know it to look at my beautiful sister. She overcame ulcers in college that had hospitalized her, she overcame ovarian cancer 15 years ago and a bald head. She has mothered two beautiful children who have grown up into wonderful young people who love the Lord. She is my big sister and I am so proud to be her little sister.

My sister and her daughter are coming to see me for the week and do I need to say. . .I am excited!?  With 750 miles between us, we do not get to see one another very often.  Sometimes once a year, and sometimes it is longer.

Hurry up Kim and Laura!

P.S. ~ I was ironing my husbands work clothes when my niece texted me as she was on the highway. . ."Aunt Kristy, do you have a hair iron I can use? I forgot to pack mine."  I smiled as I looked at that iron on the ironing board.

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Donna Schultz said...

How sweet this bond you share with your sister. Praying that you have a wonderful time with her and your niece! More memories to make.

Denise said...

Precious, sisters are so special. Enjoy your visit dear.

Hazel Moon said...

Not all sisters are loving and kind. I am so glad your sister was able to "mother," you even tho a child herself. A visit from sister and her daughter will be a special time, Thank you for sharing your wonderful story at "Tell Me a Story."

Jedidja said...

This is zo beautiful. I love it to read. I have tree sisters.

Crystal Mary said...

It is wonderful to have a sister who is also your other mother and best friend. I pray your time together is another beautiful treasure you and your sister will place in your hearts as another memory.. I would say your sister is also an angel. Praise God that you have each other.

Shakin' the Foundation said...

What a beautiful story of love between sisters!!!! Thank you for sharing, it brought a smile to my face and my heart!!!


Cathy said...

Praise Our LORD for your blessing of a wonderful Sister and Friend!~!! ♥♥♥ Enjoy your visit~!