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.



Thursday, February 2, 2012

Power Surge

I heard my cell phone beeping last night which was telling me it was running out of juice.  I plugged it into the charger to rev it up again.   Being tired I thought, “Wish I had a power plug to hook myself up too.  Then I looked over at the coffee table and saw my bible laying there.  I thought I could hear it saying “Here I am, come over here.  You know the power is in here.  Are you going to open me up?  Soak up these words and feel the power surge.”
            How do we get life?  Plug in and get to know Jesus.  How do we get to know Jesus?  Open up your heart to Him and then to His Word and start reading. But not just reading. . .meditate…chew…swallow. 
“Reading the Bible without meditating on it is like trying to eat without swallowing.”
            I glanced over at the table again and heard the invitation once more.  OK Lord, I’m coming.


Lisa said...

Love it, Kristin!

Reformed rebel said...

This is a good word Kris. Thank you!

Denise said...

What an awesome thought! I will certainly think of this post not only when I re-charge my phone; but when I need to re-charge my energy and thoughts! :)

Blessings and hugs Kristin, :)

Stacie said...

I completely had that moment today. . .almost 2 hours ago! I was going to lay down and read a bit, a novel I'm working on. But I the Holy Spirit was nudging me, "your Bible is right there, already on the bed. Just read it." Thankfully, I obeyed--this time! Oh, that I would obey more often!

I love what you said about meditating on the word. We have to let it sink in, in order to be filled. Thank you!!!!

Pamela said...

Oh...so good. Chewing without swallowing. I'll remember this when I'm tempted to read my Bible without meditating on God's words to me.

Wanda said...

Hi Kristin, pleasure to stop in your place today. Reading your post reminds of a sermon I heard not long ago. The cell phone is a great object lesson. We can't issue out if we stay plugged in.

Renee said...

Love this metaphor! I definitely need to "plug in" to God's power source every day. Blessings!

Mrs. Settles said...

I am your newest follower.


Connie Arnold said...

I love that! I was feeling so drained this morning and didn't think of getting a power surge from God's Word! Wonderful thought!

Cecilia Marie Pulliam said...

Very timely post, Kristin. With working a ton of overtime, I need to remember where my power chord is and not scrimp on my re-charging time with all the pressures of a busy work and family schedule. Thank you for the re-affirmation of where some of my time must be spent.