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, July 22, 2013

Directionally Challenged?

I am directionally challenged. I do not read a map well. If you're giving me directions, please do not tell me to go north, east, west, south, northeast or southwest. 

I need landmarks. Tell me to turn left at the Shell Gas Station or go across the street from Walmart or turn right by the pink, flowered tree next to the fire hydrant.  I'll get there if you'll tell me that.

But there is one thing I'm not directionally challenged on and that is meeting Jesus Christ. I can look up, I can fall to my knees. I can bow my head low or I can go prostrate on the ground. I can crawl to the foot of the cross and I don't need a landmark to get there. Do you?  I hope not. Jesus has made it easy to get there whether you are directionally challenged or not.

Do you want a road map? God gave us one. It's called the Bible. And everything we need is in there.

I was questioning some things about a ministry that I am in and it wasn't until I went prostrate in my prayer closet, walked with Him at the bridge and opened my Bible that I received clarity, confirmation, the answer. It feels so good not to be lost. I am so thankful that God did not lay out the road map with road map directions. I think he knew before I was created in the womb that I would have problems. Thank you Lord for giving me directions that I can understand and follow.

Thank you for showing me the way to the cross. Thank you that when my time arrives to come home, that I will not need directions, I will not need to read a map, I will not have to worry about reservations and how to get to the airport or bus terminal.

Because I came to the cross, my destination is planned. All I'll need to do is look to you and I'll be there. If someone is reading this and you feel you need directions to the cross. . .here it is. . .you don't have to turn to the right or to the left or go so many miles in one direction or another. Just close your eyes and say with a sincere heart...Jesus. . .He will come to you and in your heart of hearts, the words will come and you will go from lost to found in an instant.

Thank you for making it easy for this directionally challenged daughter of yours. And for all the others who are looking for the way. . .may they see that it is right in front of them.

Thank you Father for being the compass.
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Joy said...

Best compass ever. God's words. That is all we need:)
Thanks for this heartwarming post sister.
Have a nice week!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing at Word-filled Wednesdays. I, too, am thankful for a compass who makes Himself known to us! :)

Ann K said...

Amen!!! He is the Great Navigator!
Have a blessed week!
Ann @ Christ in the Clouds (http://christintheclouds.blogspot.com/)

Jenifer Metzger said...

Amen! He is our Navigator!

I am also directionally challenged. I need turn left at Walmart, right at Target and so on as well. :)

Thanks for linking up with Woman to Woman!

Denise said...

God is truly my compass.

The Unique View said...

What a blessed reminder. All we need is Jesus and the one and only map, The Holy Bible.

Thank you for the post.
Lord Bless You, Lyn