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.



Saturday, June 22, 2013

15 Ways the Hubby and I Are Different

I read Ree from the Pioneer Woman the other day and how she and her Marlboro Man were different. You can read her list here . It got me to pondering....hmmmm....what would my list look like....

1.  He doesn't mind his clothes on the floor.
I don't mind mine folded neatly in drawers and hanging on hangers in closets.

2.  He loves to hunt. . .animals
I love to hunt. . . for a good book.

3.  He loves to sit in a canoe for hours and fish.
I love to sit in a chair for hours and read a good book.

4.  He puts the toilet paper roll on backwards
I put it on forwards .

5.  He eats his cereal holding the spoon hand over handle.
I eat with my hand under the handle.

6.  He doesn't like to read out loud.
I do.

7.  He learns EVERYTHING about the camera and takes gorgeous pictures.
I just want to know where the on, off button is and have half way decent pictures.

8.  He likes his bacon chewy
I like mine crispy.

9.  He sneezes WAY, WAY loud.
I sneeze quietly and delicately.

10.  When asked to cut a slice of pizza in half, he cuts width way. (What's up with that?)
I cut it length ways.

11.  He walks through the grass barefoot. . .and gets grass-stained feet.
I walk through the grass with flip flops on. . .and have clean feet.

12.  He's a hamburger and fries kinda guy.
I'm more a pasta alfredo gal.

13.  He likes vanilla ice cream.
I like the other 30 flavors.

14. He listens to Ricky Nelson in the car.
I listen to Josh Groban

15. He has a great memory.
What were we talking about?

Oh yeah! We were counting. Here's a number
I like better. . .
the number of years we've been married. The differences don't make a bit of difference if you have the #1 reason for a good marriage. . . Christ at the head.  I'll be honest with you here though. . .some of the differences did annoy me years ago, maybe even a few years ago. But you know what? I have a good man and I figured out  those annoying little things don't matter. I've decided about that strand of three chords we have. . .I don't want to fray it with petty things. Speaking of petty. . .

Here is a tip for a good marriage. . .

 If your spouse puts the roll on wrong,
just turn it over yourself and remain quiet;)
I want to give a shout out to my husband. . .
I'm so glad you decided to take those feet of yours and walk down the marriage isle with me and right into 31 years of marriage. . .so far.
I would not want to walk this life with anyone else.
I love sitting in the porch swing with you , you eating your vanilla ice cream, me with orange sherbert.
My flip flops entwined with your grass stained feet. . .
a match made in Heaven.
I love you. . .differences and all! 


Jennie Morgan said...

I misread your first paragraph and thought the list on your blog WAS her's. As I was reading it, I thought...this sounds JUST like Kris!! Fortunately, I looked back and saw the "you can read her list HERE" and figured out it WAS your list! Silly me! But I loved it anyway! Such sweet thoughts. And a marriage that is such a blessing to me! Love you both!

Denise said...

Enjoyed this a lot. Happy Birthday to your husband.

Beth Zimmerman said...

So sweet! =) Happy Birthday to hubby!

Quiltingranny said...

This was really cool and hubby and I will have been married 31 years as well! I just may have to steal this for my blog!

Rachael @ Inking the Heart said...

I love this! Beautiful tribute to your husband and the real strength that holds you two together! Praising God for your 31 years! Love, Rachael

Hazel Moon said...

Happy Anniversary and over 31 years I would say you are used to each other in a good way!
Thanks for sharing at "Tell Me a Story."

Floyd said...

Great post! And happy birthday to your husband! Nice tribute and yeah, I've finally been trained in the ways of toilet paper installations...

bluecottonmemory said...

Happy Happy 31!!! Opposites attract - don't they - maybe that's what helps keep marriage balanced:) We'll be celebrating our 30th:) Wishing you 31 more!

Lydia said...

How awesome for 31 years! My husband just had a birthday as well and I did a little post about his birthday!

Vilisi said...

Awww...beautiful. I love what you said about not allowing petty things to fray the strand of three chords. So true. Blessings...

caryjo said...

Well, you made me chuckle. And, my husband actually does the better stuff than I do. He's different.

So happy you are happy. So happy you are blessed together.