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.



Wednesday, May 14, 2014

What or Who are you?

There have been all these tests on face book lately about what or who are you.  You answer anywhere from 5-10 questions and they send you your answer. Examples:

What animal are you?    I was a beaver. You are creative, practical and well-organized. If there is someone in need, you will not hesitate to offer a helping hand. Lucky those who have you as a friend, life partner or parent.

Which One Of Jesus’ Disciples Are You?

  1. I got Saint Philip             

    Practical, organized and quiet, you’re always the most level-headed person in the room — a quality greatly admired by your close friends. You love nature and feel happiest when you’re surrounded by green and growing things.

What state should you live in. I got Nebraska (I don't know what that means)

What color am I?

How old do I act?
It said age 26 (I'm several decades away from that number) 
You are a twenty-something at heart. You feel like an adult, and you're optimistic about life.
You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

The tests are fun to take but they don't hold much weight with me. What does is God's Word. There is only one question to answer. . ."Are you Mine?" Jesus asks. (ppsst. . He already knows that answer)My answer is "Yes." And so it goes on to tell me this. .

You are a child of God. You are redeemed. You have no need to be afraid. You may have joy in Me. Your sins are forgiven. You are now white as snow. You will live in paradise one day.

Yes, the tests are fun and I'll probably take another some time, but I'm going to stick with words from the Holy Bible. . .they are the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth from the One who knows me best. He knows me. He knows how old I am and how old I act.  And He doesn't ask silly questions like what animal am I. He does know the number of hairs on my head and he knows all about my tears. He holds them in a bottle. No test can do that!

So, go ahead and take those tests for fun. But don't hang on their answers of you. They don't know you. Jesus Christ does. And for all the answers to all the important questions...you know where to go.


Jennie Morgan said...

LOVE this post and the reality of being known by our God. I take those tests sometimes, too, just for the fun of it. But each time, like you, I chuckle at thinking an unknown source can figure things out about me by asking such frivolous questions. Like you, I'm SO eternally grateful that the Savior knows and calls me by name. He does know every detail about me and loves me anyway! Whoo hoo!

Denise said...

Fun post.

Anonymous said...

I take some of these tests too because they are fun, but like you, hang nothing on them except living in a farmhouse!!!!! Great, timely post.

Hazel Moon said...

I shy away from those tests, because I already know who I am ♥