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.



Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Gifts

803.  watching a new faith grow
804.  friend treating me to lunch
805.  her sweet company
806.  hearing Greg share his faith again from the park bench to another homeless bench sitter
807.  sharing about my prodigal for the first time with Greg
808.  hearing Greg tell me if I ever get low and want to talk, he'll always be there for me 
809.  understanding why the "waiting" was necessary
810.  farmers market
811.  beautiful reds from the gardens of ones who know what they're doing

812.  beautiful designs from nature

813.  fun shapes and colors from the ground

814.  stripes

815.  sea of white pumpkins

816.  potatoes, to fix in so many ways

817.  beauty from the earth to decorate with

818.  cute, stuffed ones to look over the inventory

819.  nice aftenoon out with my husband
820.  butterflies

821.  interesting insect

822.  husband giving me wildflowers he picked

823.  newspaper article on Greg and me advertising the blanket ministry starting up again for the coming winter

Thank you Father once again for the many gifts.

May you all have a beautiful, blessed week!

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Reformed rebel said...

Hi Kristin~I just love reading about Greg and all the Lord has and is doing in his life. God is just so amazing!! I think that is so cool how Greg is sharing with others.
Have a great week.

Tracy said...

The Lord is bountiful toward us, we must just open our eyes. Great list Kristin
God bless

Jedidja said...

Hoi Kristin. I like to read your writing about this gifts. Wow, your wildflowers are beautiful!

I wish you also a blessed week!

ells said...

Kristin...it is so wonderful to continue to hear about Greg's growth. I love your picture of God's gifts...

Anonymous said...

We read the article in Sunday's newspaper and I passed the information just last week to a few friends about donating blankets. Your posts have made me more thoughtful and aware of those who are homeless.

Cora said...

Kristin, the pictures were so beautiful. I wish we had a farmer's market near us. I miss those fall produce stands that we frequented up north. But your list was even more beautiful! So glad for Greg and to hear that he is doing well. I go away from here blessed. Come to think of it, I always do!!!! Thank you for that!

Carrie said...

Love the photos of the fresh produce and especially those hand-picked wildflowers! We're studying flowering plants and that photo motivates me to visit a local nursery. Thank you for sharing!

Lisa Maria said...

Such gorgeous pictures... I love the market myself! Your husband is such a sweetie.. I don't get flowers often but then we don't live in a gorgeous place like you do (I did get some roses for my birthday!) What a wonderful article.. I'm glad your work is being acknowledged and God is being glorified in you. I'm always blessed visiting your place.. thank you for lifting my spirits!

Love & Blessings!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

I love your photos. I so love fall and all of it's gorgeous blessings. Pumpkins and gourds are so beautiful. Love the colors and patterns and textures. I hope to plant some of my own one of these years! :) Wonderful list of gifts!