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, October 4, 2013

Pray With Me?

Lately, I have seen a lot of ranting filled with worry, filled with anger out on the social media.

I hear words like furloughs and shut downs. I hear confusion. All these emotions I have felt myself.

And so I hit the pause button on my day and hit the ground on my knees, head bowed and I pray to my Lord and Savior. . .will you join me?

"Lord, heal our land, give discernment and guidance to our leaders, to us. Protect our country and may she always be the land of the free. I pray Lord, fill her citizens with peace, provide the provisions for all, help us to trust You and to be content with whatever Your will is to be. Show us when to stand up, speak up, what to say, when to sit still, be quiet and help us to always be willing to accept, "Thy will be done."
In Jesus Name
I hit the play button on my day again and away I go ~ because I know who is in control ~ and He doesn't sit in the White House. . .He sits on a throne.


Stacey said...

Amen! Standing with you my friend!!


Susan said...

And, all the people said, "AMEN!"

Thoughts for the day said...

how many times can we say "AMEN"??

Brandee Shafer said...

wow - we are muy simpatico

Musings by Robert said...

Well said, and well prayed. Amen

Denise said...

Praying with you, and for you.

Anonymous said...

I trust the LORD completely in this shutdown...but I have 5 loved ones that are furloughed right now. One is my son in law with his wife/my daughter and their 5 small children to support~ God is good though~ hugs~ Amen to your prayers!!!

Joy said...

I guess we just have to look up and trust God and walk in his ways

Have a nice weekend:)

Kristin Bridgman said...

Cathy, I'll be praying for your loved ones.

Stacie said...

Yep, I am in the same boat as Cathy's loved ones. My family is directely effected as my husband has been off of work due to the shutdown. Also, many close friends of ours as well. It's tough, but God is in control and Him we trust.

Kristin Bridgman said...

Stacie, I'll be praying for you too. So glad we all have Hope and know WHO is in control. God bless your family!