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.



Thursday, November 13, 2014

My 2015 One Word

I found a site on the internet several years back called ONE WORD. It's all about giving up New Year's resolutions because, let's face it, they are usually out the window by March, April, or  Jan. 3. Instead, you pray about One Word that you will focus on for the year. Just one word.

My words in the past were good words, words like discipline, giving, healthy, honor. Good words. For the most part, serious words. Well, here it is Fall and I've already decided on my next word for this next year coming up. I wanted it to be different. I wanted a short word but packed with a lot.

My life has had a lot of seriousness in it. Today, I love what I do as in writing and volunteering but where I volunteer, there is a lot of seriousness. . .in the hospitals and homeless community, both of which I write about. I'm living in my 5th decade now. I've watched a lot of people my age and younger get sick, be in accidents, die. It just makes me realize even more than ever, I don't know how many more years, or days, or minutes I have.
One day something funny happened, and I had one of those big ol' belly laughs, something I had not had in quite some time. It felt good! And then I met two ladies who love living with their inner child. They make me smile. That feels good. Silliness can be good. . .for your health, for your face, for your relationships. SO. . .
I am picking a word for this next year that is going to make me giggle, laugh, snort, leap for joy maybe. . .and hopefully, it will make someone out there on the other side of the screen giggle, laugh, snort, smile, leap for joy. If nothing else, just for minute, to leave seriousness behind and give your heart a jog, a jiggle, a leap of joy before getting back to the seriousness of the day.

Have you guessed my new word yet?
 Well. . .just follow the arrow. . .
TA DA. . .
I've already started, I just couldn't wait!!!
You might see this lady around the corner. . .
you might see something crazy like

If you would like to help me have fun, call me up, give me a ring, shoot me an e-mail, text or face book message.

Want to send me a joke, please do!  (clean please ;)
Want to share a cartoon, go for it!
Want to do something wild and silly with me?
Want to take you inner child out with mine?
Let's do it!
~You know where I am~




Jennie Lathrop said...

I think that's cheating......you already have LOTS of fun and you're already FUN to be with!! :)

I've actually been "pondering" what my word will be for next year, too, but the Spirit hasn't led me to it just yet. I'll let you know when it hits!

And.....come on over to Kansas and I'll have some FUN with you!! :)

Susan Shipe said...

You're already a nut! Next year should be a hoot to watch!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love you KS

Hazel Moon said...

Yes, enjoy your word and have some fun

Jen Ferguson said...

I am so excited for you! I had so much fun with FUN! with last year.