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, August 25, 2013

I Have A New Man In My Life!

Oh friends, I have a new man in my life!
I am so thrilled!
He's big and strong!
He erases away all my problems!
He's a miracle!
All the grime and mess that comes into my life, no other has ever taken it all away like this one!
It's not just him but what he has brought into my life!
I had never seen anything like it before!
But I'm counting by lucky stars now!
I'm really counting my blessings!
I can't believe I didn't get to experience this until now!
I just had no idea!
You want to meet him and see the gift I now have?
Do you???
Meet my new man and see what I now treasure. . .
Don't tell me he is in your life too?!  Do you also have this gift?
I had never seen this until the other day.
This gift works everywhere!
In the shower
on the floor
takes ink off the counter
shines up the faucets
works on car wheels
takes scuff marks right off the walls!
I'm just so excited about this I had to share!
By the way. . .
I'm keeping the old man too.
He doesn't mind sharing space with the new man.


Denise said...

You make me smile.

Joy said...

This is so funny:)

Shakin' the Foundation said...

I actually LOL'd!!! :)
Love your personality!!

Wanda said...

Love this. Totally made me smile.

Kristin Bridgman said...

So glad you all smiled and laughed! It's so good to lighten up every now and then, especially when my blog posts can be heavy at times. AND, this little magic eraser is SUCH a gem, I had to share it with my friends! :)

Susan said...

Bought a three-pack about two weeks ago. so, yes ma'am, I'm sharing that new man with ya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hazel Moon said...

Oh what a revelation you shared with us here at "Tell Me a Story." Good to keep your hubby too, along with the new man.

caryjo said...

It was nice to chuckle so quickly and so filled with joy. This was truly a treat.