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 12, 2011

Counting my Blessings

A little bit of this and a little bit of that makes my heart very full!

762.  first day of college for youngest son
763.  same son coming in at end of day smiling
764.  husband who works hard all day and then comes home to change brakes on son's car
765.  husband's patience and good nature
766.  meeting new faces all week
767.  life stories being shared with me
768.  praying with strangers and then feeling like friends
769.  friends going the extra mile
770.  my new friend at the park (this one is not homeless)

771.  getting e-mail from Ron Hall's office (author of Same Kind of Different As Me) saying he has seen my stories on the homeless and
wanted to thank me for the work being done in my community and is sending
me their second book.
772.  getting to thank him after waiting two years to do so
773.  phone call from friend telling me she's thinking of me and praying for me
774.  cool, Fall like weather
775.  ingredients to make my first pot of chili of the season
776.  seeing Greg share his new faith with others on the square. . .
777.  hearing Greg say he's happier than he has ever been
778.  chocolates with pecans and English walnuts
779.  fresh pot of tea
780.  homemade derby pie brought to me by sweet neighbor
781.  delivering little white lunch bags to the ICU rooms
782.  being hugged by a woman who was about to lose her husband
783.  being thankful, once again, for my husband
784.   sweet, supportive blog comments
785.  God's perfect timing
786.  learning to trust that perfect timing
787.  being in this magazine for the second time. . .
check out page 16

Keep your eyes and ears open and have a beautiful, blessed week!
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Anonymous said...

Have a blessed week, friend!

Jenifer said...

Great list Kristin!

Lisa said...

Love your list, Kristin. You continue to inspire and encourage me. Many blessings!

Anonymous said...

What a great list.
so encouraging.

Lisa Maria said...

Oh Kristin! My heart is full at this list of yours! What wonderful blessings! First off.. God bless that hubby of yours..love him up good! Secondly, congratulations! God continues to be glorified in you and its so exciting to be friends with a 'celebrity' ;-) Love your new friend :)

God bless you this week and may He pour out His graces upon you.

Love & Hugs

Reformed rebel said...

Hi Kristin~I read this while at work and you brightened my day! Love those pics!!
Pray you are doing well now.

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Oh my goodness... that bird is beautiful! I am also blessed with a patient husband, truly a gift. Congratulations on being in the magazine! That is so neat!