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, October 6, 2013

The Video/Imagine



We are ready to begin our 5th year of collecting donations of blankets, new and gently used, sleeping bags, coats, gloves and caps.
Do you have a thermostat to turn on when the air gets chilly?
Do you have a favorite blanket, a coat, a pair of gloves?
Do you have a bed to crawl into at night?
You may not think it's too cold yet, but to the homeless out there in the night, it is.
Please watch our video of the Blanket Ministry and imagine that you didn't have any of those things.
Please consider donating wherever you can.
Bring a blessing of warmth to where there is cold.
Bring light to where it is dark.
Thank you to all who have and who will donate.
You are helping to share the love of Christ in more ways than you know!
Thank you and God bless you!


Hazel Moon said...

Thank you for the reminder to once again go through my closet and donate to our local "New Hope Center," who distribute to the homeless and needy.

Hazel Moon said...

Thank you for sharing with us here at "Tell Me a Story." May your work be blessed with many donations, and also bless those who will receive the gifts of love.


It will be wonderful to see the provision of blankets ... for another year.


Denise said...

Amen my friend.

caryjo said...

I truly agree. It is something that we have done here for the refugees and the homeless over the years. Blankets, jackets, shoes, food, so many different needful items. Your description and your sharing is very kind and very reasonable and very necessary. The blankets can also be God-seed planting.