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, January 2, 2012

The D Word

The D word. . .when said this way it sounds negative.  When it comes to something you don't like, like exercise, if you don't like exercise, it can be.  When used with something like bible study, it can be positive. I'm choosing to see the D word as positive.  What is the D word, my new one word for the new year . . .

Not this kind. .

No, No!

DISCIPLINE is going to be a good word. 
Things I want to become more disciplined in. . .

drinking lots of water
keeping it simple
bible studying
eating healthier
playing the piano
working on book
saving money
spending time on others

I do most of these already, but sometimes laziness can creep in. I want to be even better. . .more disciplined.  That is the goal for this new year. 

Will I be successful?  Will I not?  With Jesus Christ, ALL things are possible.  I will always put Him first, before the task, so. . .it is possible and that gives me hope.  My hope is in Christ, so I'm thinking this is gonna be good:)

So, as I ponder on the Living Water, I'm off now to get my big glass of water. . .and how do I plan to be better at this one?  A fun, funky new glass. 

Do you pick a word to focus on for the new year?
I'd like to hear what it is!

"With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
Matthew 19:26



Quiltingranny said...

You and I girl are meant to be friends, I know it, God keeps revealing our similarities. Bible studying is one for me and I have started a
bible study blog hop on my blog. Water, water and more water...if I keep mine in a water bottle I will drink it, if I don't, I won't and with my fibromyalgia quickly dehydrate my muscles. Healthier eating top priority...Fasting...our church is having a Daniel Fast and while I cannot stick 100% to it, I can do a modified one due to my medications. Be nicer, lately in my depression, I have become kinda persnickity & I don't like it! Thanks for sharing, your list is amazing!

Lisa said...

Wonderful lists of disciplines to work on this year, Kris. My one word for 2012 is Focus.

Many blessings!

Reformed rebel said...

Hi Kris. Good list. My word is...submerge. Actually will be writing a post on that. I'm probably going to need some of your discipline to help me out and some of Lisa's focus! Maybe my list should just be "words"!

Nancy said...

I love reading the others words that are chosen for the year...my is communicate in all its forms so I need to use your word discipline to make sure my word does not turn negative....that was a mouth full...hahaha

I so admire your list. Many of mine are the same....God is teaching all of us and taking us just right where we are and growing us up....All His little girls He loves so much......making us into women He can use......

Jedidja said...

I like it to read this.

youth pastor said...

Hello. Thanks for commenting on my post at askwisecounsel.blogspot.com. I think you shared a wonderful list of goals for this new year. My family's word? I hope is resilient. With Christ All things are possible.

Hi I'm Anna said...

Discipline is a good word...

May God bless your journey in 2012 and give you the grace to be disciplined in the areas you desire.

Thanks for the visit to my blog. :)


From Tracie said...

Discipline is a great word. I love that you also have a list of areas you want to practice it with. (and I love the fun polka dot glass!)

My word this year is HOPE.

Amy Nabors said...

I can completely understand about laziness creeping in. I struggle with that also. Great word for the year.

Jen@ADropintheBucket said...

LOVE the new glass. What a great way to get your year of discipline started off right! Thanks for visiting my blog and your great comment.