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 23, 2012


As I was pondering about what words to write, I looked around and noticed all the words I have in my home.  Having a blank mind for a week-end post, I decided to let the pictures tell most of this one.  I would like to welcome you to our home...please come in. I hope as you reach the bottom you will have a feel of home by being here. 
It's not the words but the actions, attitudes, and fruit of the Spirit within the walls that make it a home.  Love makes it a home.  Love is beautiful.  These words just convey what we believe, how we feel, and I pray it gives you all a welcoming, loving feeling. 
This is who we serve. . .
This is what we 
With Christ in our hearts, we have the privelege to come before Him. . .
In amongst the
We. . .
for. . .
With these letters, we can form
messages to each other. . .

Words in the Bible tell us. . .
With Jesus, we can have
Home is where you find

It's a place where we can. . .
To. . . 

. . . . .

Words are important.  Words convey. Words inspire. Words can hurt.  Words can heal.

But the most beautiful Word of all is stated in
John 1:1
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
Simply Beautiful! 

May you find all that you need and be at home in Him and His Word.

Thank you for coming to my home, please feel free to come back anytime!
as my favorite t.v. granny would say in her own words. . .
"Ya'll come back now, ya here?"

ps~come back in a few days and see my visit at another home...one without walls and doors and indoor plumbing, but filled with hospitality and dreams.


Denise said...

Such a wonderful post.

Grace said...

This is what I am striving to do in our apartment. I am not looking for art work, but positive messages that will catch our eyes and continue to encourage us! Your home is beautiful! Thanks for sharing. ~ Grace

Denise said...

Love this Kristen! Positive and inviting words surrounding your home; I can only imagine the warmth and love when entering your home; it shows with every post you publish. :)

Blessings and hugs,