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.



Friday, January 14, 2011


(I may get flack for this, but this is my blog, so I am taking liberty to speak.  Please feel free to comment)

The latest news is that zodiac signs have changed after hundreds of years and if you have been a Pisces or Sagittarius or any of the other astrological signs all your life, you may be something different now because of the alignment of the stars.  Is this something I care about, whether I’m a Pisces or not?  No, but I do care about all the people who follow their sign and read their horoscope every day. 

The purpose of the horoscope is to gain insight in a person’s character and foretell the future.  What distresses me is that most major newspapers have a horoscope column and even more so is that a lot of Christians read their horoscopes.  Why? We cannot determine God’s will for our life with a horoscope, but only through His Word and a consistent relationship with God himself.  His Word even forbids things like this in many places, old and New Testament alike.

God is our source of faith, wisdom, and guidance.  Do we really want to dishonor Him by reading some writing by who knows who?  (I know, someone may be saying right now, “well, I’m reading you and I don’t know you).  Yes, but my prayer is that whatever you read here steers you to Him and what He says.

I see horoscopes as another one of those subtle weapons of Satan – trying to steal the faith away from God.  Some may say this is absurd, but most of the ways Satan works is with subtlety.  You never see it coming, you never see it happening until something big happens and then you wonder, what happened?  Please don’t delute your faith because of the entertainment value in this.  If a storm enters your life, believe me, He will sustain you, carry you through it, breathe his love on you, and help you to carry on.  A horoscope cannot do that for you!

In writing this, to be fair, I looked up the sign that was supposed to be me, Pisces, to see what it said.  It was right on, describing me almost to a T.  Does this impress me?  No.  My God, my creator, knows all about me, even down to the number of hairs on my head.  The horoscope could not tell me that.  Someone may ask, is that so important?  I say, YES!  If he knows me so well as to know the hair count on my head, he knows me more intimately than anyone else, He knows my heart, my thinking, the very fibers of my being.  He knows my DNA, He created our laminin. . .( if you don’t know what this is, watch the DVD, How Great is Our God, by Louie Giglio, it will knock your socks off)! He sacrificed like no other for me.  If I want to know more about me and my future, I don’t need to turn the newspaper pages; I only need to turn to the One who knows me best, inside and out, laminin and all!  He knows and loves me and you so much He sacrificed the most.  In return, I will look to Him for my everything, to Him I will praise, love, adore and honor.  Oh, you cannot do that with a newspaper column or the internet.

So am I a Pisces or not?  It doesn’t matter in the least to me.  Am I a child of God?  An emphatic YES!  When I enter my heavenly home, I will not be asked what my sign was, but will be able to tell them I am a daughter of the King, whom I tried to serve my best, not because I had to, but because I wanted to.

Horoscopes are not God breathed, but His Word is.  You want to know who you are, where you’re going, what’s in your future?  Instead of reaching for that zodiac column, reach for your Bible and remember what Second Timothy says. . . “All scripture is breathed out by God and is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.” Again, astrologers and newspapers do not not know our future, only God.  "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Jeremiah 29:11 

(If you read the horoscopes and are a Christian, please don’t think I’m saying you’re not one.  I’m not.  Just food for thought…you are free to walk away or pursue it more on your own.  Thank you for coming and please come back)


Betsy Madison said...

I agree 100% Kris! My first reaction was, "Who cares?" Then I sadly realized that many people do care and this will cause them to feel insecure and question who they believe themselves to be. I am praying they realize WHOSE they are and that is enough.

Jennie Morgan said...
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Jennie Morgan said...

Just now finally had a moment to stop and read this one. And all I can say is AMEN SISTER!! I agree that Satan uses any tactic he can to lure people away from God's Word and His truth.

threespringstravel said...

Anytime we place our trust in anything but God's word, we are giving Satan exactly what he wants. I am in awe of how when I ask God for strength, or peace or an answer to prayer, that he finds a way to strengthen, calm me and show me His direction. I don't need my horoscope read to feel His presence! Who knows why the personalities on horoscopes seem to be right on...sometimes, after all, I am a Gemini and I always tease about having an evil twin (jk), but as Betsy writes,"Who cares."... when Christ is the author of my day, it's all good!

Chelsey said...

Wonderful words! :) I'm so glad you stopped by my blog to visit so now I can get to know you! :) You seem like such a BEAUTIFUL gal inside and out! :) I LOVED, loved, loved your post on Ms. Anna. Touched my soul!!

Looking forward to getting to "know" you more here in cyberspace!!!