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.



Friday, July 12, 2013

Flashback Friday #1

I thought I would do something different and hopefully fun on Friday's. I'm in a reminiscing mode.  I don't know if I'll do this every Friday or just every now and then. . .we'll see. You other bloggers may want to do it too. I would love to look back with you and get to know you better. And see what you looked like with your front teeth missing, or your big hair days (that one's coming soon:)
SO, here we go with #1.
Guess who?

Me and my hubby. Not then though, LOL.
He is 10 years older than me. We didn't even know each other back then.
(my son spliced the two pics together)

Before this picture I had long hair going all the way down my back. It must have been hard for my mother to take care of because one day she sat me on a little red kitchen stool and said she was going to trim my hair. I was suspicious when I felt the cold scissors on the back of my neck. 
This is how I looked afterwards.
I eventually forgave her ;)

My future husband would have been in high school at the time this picture of me was taken. What do you think he would have thought if someone pointed me out in this picture and said, "That's who you're going to marry."
What a difference 12 years makes!
I'm glad he waited for me:)

When he found me I was 18, he was 28
We married at 19 and 29. . .31 years ago.

Genesis 2:18 
Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”

(what would you like to see on Flashback Fridays? Or maybe you don't want to see anything. That's ok. I'm just looking for a little something to break up the weekly posts. You got ideas, this would be a good time to share;)
Happy week-end to you all!


Floyd said...

Great pictures! That's a good idea, I might try that with a story of some sort. I like it! And I like a good story knowing yours will be a happy ending!

Denise said...

Awesome idea, loved this post.