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, December 30, 2011

I Am Thankful For My God, Why?

Because. . .

1)      He forgives
2)      He is caring and compassionate
3)      He fights for me
4)      He will pass through the waters for me
5)      His words are trustworthy
6)      He shows unfailing kindness
7)      He continues to love me when I am unlovable
8)      He is the same yesterday, today, and forever
9)      He is faithful to His promises
10)  He watches over my loved ones when I cannot
11)  He will wipe away every tear
12)  His right hand sustains me
13)  He is my rock and my redeemer
14)  He restores my soul
15)  He drives out fear
16)  He lifted me out of a slimy pit
17)  He gives a peace that passes all understanding
18)  He lights my path
19)  His judgments are true and just
20)  He heals the brokenhearted
21)  His grace is sufficient for me
22)  He teaches me to be content whatever the circumstances
23)  He gives me rest when I am weary
24)  He gave His Son as a ransom to set me free
25)  He raised His Son from death to conquer and gain the victory
26)  He is bigger than the storms
27)  His love is based on His character and not my performance
28)  He is a reconciler
29)  He is a friend giver
30)  He and only He offers eternal life.

  • "Praise the LORD! Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. Who can utter the mighty acts of the LORD? Who can declare all His praise?" Psalm 106:1-2

  • WE CAN!


    Tracy said...

    Amen and amen. With Christ all things are possible. He will never leave us not forsake us.
    God bless, awesome list

    Jedidja said...

    I only can say: Wow!
    This is great.

    Thanks for your comments on my blog this year.
    I wish you a Happy New Year. God bless you and your family.

    Jenifer said...

    Amen Kris! Amen!

    Lisa said...

    Kris, I love all these reasons you listed, but I think #27 is my favorite. :)

    Many blessings and Happy New Year!

    Nylse said...

    Everything on this list resonates with me, but in this season of my life, the fact that He's a friend giver is pretty amazing.

    Happy new year when it comes

    Desiray said...

    thank you for visitng my blog today and I surely do appreciate your comment. I left you a reply there as well. I love the list you have here and thanks so much for sharing your list. May you and yours have a bless New YEAR

    Shannon Milholland said...

    Kristin, love this list of God's faithfulness and love!

    Denise said...


    A wonderful list of His loving grace and His promises to look forward to in the New Year! :)

    Wishing you many joyful blessings in 2012!