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, October 1, 2014

Sweet Little Toes

* Being out in the homeless community for over 5 years now with my Blanket Ministry and volunteering in a Homeless Outreach at the bridge in town, I have many images in my mind when I lay down at night to go to sleep. Lately, this image has been in my mind and so I wonder and pray for sweet little toes. . . . .
Sweet little toes
Oh where do you go
Do you have a roof over your head
Will you have heat this winter
Do you have a bed
Sweet little toes
I pray for you
Is it stars or is it tiles, the roof overhead
I pray for heat in the winter and covers for your bed
May you learn to walk with the Savior one day
but for now, please, know how to play
and to be a kid with laughter and glee
For one day you'll grow up and more you will see
I pray by then you are strong with Jesus
and His Hand you will always hold
May you abide in Him, may your heart be warm
and never turn cold
One little piggy went to market
One little piggy stayed home
One little piggy had roast beef
One little piggy had none
And the little one cried wee, wee, wee, wee, all the way home.
Oh sweet little toes
may your tummy never know hunger, may you never roam
may you be one with the Savior
With Him, you'll always have home.
but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 19:14

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