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.



Monday, September 15, 2014

What's That Up Ahead?


Fall is just ahead and I can't wait!  Long sleeve shirts, the smell of bonfires, enjoying a hot cup of tea, putting out the pumpkins and mums, seeing a scarecrow or two here and there, crockpots full of chilies and stews. . .it all just makes me giddy. And hopefully, as I sit here scratching the thousands of chiggers I got the other day out in the field, hopefully, they will all be gone. I don't know if they die off or fly away like the birds and I don't really care, just as long as they are gone.

The Bundle up Club from Oklahoma will arrive at my house 27 days from now with all their handmade blankets, scarves and caps for our homeless friends here in Kentucky. Remember, I have never met this family. They heard about my Blanket Ministry for the Homeless and they wanted to help.

Their goal was 100 each and they are just about there!
You can meet them here at their Bundle Up Face Book page. . .

That means winter will be just beyond the bend from Fall, a season that is not a favorite of mine, but it comes and so we prepare to help those who will not be able to get out of the cold. I am in awe of these two 13 year old twin sisters who spent their entire summer making and gathering for our homeless. They will be driving the 11+ hour drive here to deliver the warmth and love of Christ. If you're in the Bowling Green area, be sure to listen to our Christian Family Radio station who will be talking with this family on the air the week of October 12.

I'm off now to look up a recipe for pumpkin bread. I just don't think I can wait for the official Fall to arrive. But OH, OH, OH, right after I go look for that anti-itch cream. These bugger bites are driving me crazy!

1 comment:

Hazel Moon said...

Friends from blogger outer space filling a need !! What a blessing these hand made gifts will be to those who receive them.