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 19, 2011

Mulitudes on Monday/Moments

How much wiser we are when we live the life out of every day, recognizing all God gives us in the moment.
Luci Swindoll

recongnizing the moments. . .

787.  yellow wildflowers in mason jars
788.  husband who cleans our carpets
789.  son telling me ALL about his college classes with enthusiasm
790.  new bible study
791.  finding new deli in town
792.  watching homeless woman moving into an apartment
793.  watching my friends bring her a bed complete with pretty sheets, blankets, comforter and pillows
794.  watching same friends bring her a kitchen table and setting fresh flowers in a vase in the middle with a candle
795.  witnessing a grateful smiling woman because all she had been sleeping on was the cold, hard floor
796.  experiencing Jehovah Jirah provide in such beautiful ways
797.  movie night with my guys
798.  Greg sitting in church with us and hearing him Amening through sermon
799.  eating out after church with Greg and hubby
800.  hearing Greg say he thinks he wants to join our church
801.  great conversations
802.  walking barefoot through crunchy leaves with hubby
803.  growing friendships
804.  watching a faith grow

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Eileen said...

Beautiful list. And I love that quote!

Anonymous said...

why do your posts always stir me so? I especially like the last one you listed, how blessed you are to witness such beautiful things. I pray my eyes become open to such beauty. I find myself focusing on the dot, but that's changing :)

Jedidja said...

Great list! I like 802 too!

Jenifer said...

Great list! :)

Cora said...

Gees!!!!! I, too, am always stirred when I come here. First, I need that carpet cleaner!!!!! Then, I was sooo touched by the help given this lady. Just so sweet, and I know the Lord was smiling! And the Greg thing????? That still sends shivers up my spine and I thank God for him, pray for him, etc. Thank you, Kristin, for letting us peek into the windows of your life!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love your list especially #792. That has to be one of those beautiful moments life that you see Gid changing someone's life. Thank you for sharing!

Maria @ Linen & Verbena

Carrie said...

How fabulous to read about Greg attending church with you! That must've brought so much joy to your heart!

Judith C Evans said...

Lovely! Simple joys like flowers in a mason jar always make my day. Thanks again for keeping us posted on your ministry to the homeless. Have a blessed week!

Lisa said...

LOVE your list, Kristin! God is so good! :)

Anonymous said...

Amen to #792 and #800! :)

As always, you have a beautiful list of blessings. I am just curious - do you think that you'll keep counting your blessings even after you reach 1,000?

I'm sorry I haven't visited you in awhile. :(

Lisa Maria said...

Beautiful list Kristin! How wonderful to see God at work and how he uses you and your friends. You are blessed my friend.

Still keeping up the hectic pace and clinging to my Saviour lest I fall in the dust! As you can see I missed all of you in blogland so much I gave up some sleep to come on. Need all the prayers I can get!

Love & Hugs