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.



Sunday, June 9, 2013

True Story in a Really Bad Poem

I was going through my archives and found this little ditty that I had never published. After reading it, you'll see why, LOL!  I guess now I'm braver . . .or want to give you all a good laugh.

The trip that almost wasn’t was a sad day indeed

For my hubby who works so hard all year, needed to be freed


Down the road we were to go

But something said, “Oh no, it won’t be so.”


Our car’s radiator fan and air went out

My tired, tired husband just wanted to shout.


Later, hubby said, “Let’s go for a walk to the pond

A place of which I am very fond


We sat down looking over the water

Hubby took my hand and prayed

Children of the King

He looking down on His son, His daughter


We took our situation and placed it in His hands

For there is no better place to lay down our plans


The wife had such dread about this trip, she could not explain

The bad dreams she had the week before happened again and again.


When the car broke down just the night before the trip

Wife bowed her head and gave a most grateful “thank you”

For her Savior still guiding their ship


We could have been stuck out on the highway in a broken down car

But the Lord knew our situation and saved the day.

You see, He really is close, He is not far.


As bad as we wanted to see our Oklahoma family, we gave it to the Lord

The enemy did not like this, he went up against the mighty sword.


Even though the trip was delayed a week, he did not win this one

We went to the Lord and humbled ourselves, and then we took a stand

And watched the circumstances unfold by our Father’s mighty hand


Vacation time was rescheduled, the car was fixed and did not break the bank

The trip that seemed would not be, is on again

Glory be, thank the Lord God Almighty


Was the Lord saving us from some tragedy

Wouldn’t that be just like His majesty


Some would say it’s just the happenings of life, to this I could agree

Because my life giver is in charge of mine, I let the reigns go for Him to hold

I’m just on this little earth, I am nearsighted

But my Heavenly Father sits on the mountaintop and forever He sees


As I go down the highway, I’ll be thanking Him for His perfect timing, His loving ways, and His watchful eye

I’m off now to get ready once again

For now I say “Good-bye”

Even though this is BAD, I think there is a message here. . .did you see it through all the bad writing?
Don't worry. . .I'll never enter a poetry contest :)

~Blessings to you as you look to Him~


Beth Zimmerman said...

I'm glad the car was fixable without breaking the bank! Now ... ARE YOU GOING TO BE IN TULSA? (Sorry, just a little excited!) Please tell me we can meet ... even if it's just for a few minutes at Panera, Braums, or whatever is your favorite!

Joy said...

Wow. I couldn't do it better. The message is inspirational and sweet:)

Hazel Moon said...

Thank you for sharing your delightful story at "Tell Me a True Story." I do believe that your dream was a warning and God was gracious to allow your car to break down before you left. His ways are highter than our ways!

Stacey said...

I loved it!!! But then again I love anything you write!!! Isn't our daddy God just so good?!?!!! I agree with Hazel, the dream being a warning and His grace to allow the breakdown before you were on the road :))


Maryellen said...

That has happened to me several times; I'd go on a long, long trip traveling 1,600 miles only to break down the next day after I returned home. This happened just recently, remember, when I was going out into the wilderness to camp and kayak and I broke down 2days before I was supposed to leave. I do believe God gave you those unsettling feelings...I get those, too! He takes such good care of us...even when we don't even realize it!

caryjo said...

Well, you sure made me smile.

Denise said...

yOU know how to make me smile.