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, March 29, 2012

Dallas's Baptism

For those who haven't been following me, Dallas is a 19 year old I met when he was 18 and homeless for awhile.  My first story of him is here

He was saved on Valentine's Day.  A couple of weeks ago he walked the isle of my church asking for baptism.  This past Sunday he entered the baptismal waters with me by his side and my husband snapping pictures.  I was on the verge of tears, so proud of him as if he were my own son.

For those of you following, I knew you would like to see these pictures and for those of you who are new here, I think it is still a treat to see one enter the waters of baptism, burying the old life and raising into the new.

Dallas is a sweet kid and it's been such a pleasure to get to know him.  There are programs here in our community that have helped him get into his own place.  He will be graduating high school next month and would like to go to Western Kentucky University to become a nurse.

Please pray with me for him that he will continue to grow in his walk with the Lord and that all his dreams will come true, or more importantly, that he will follow the path God has for him.
Thank you!

Praise the Lord for new life!


Stacie said...

Baptisms do it to me every time. . .fill me with joy and praise to the Father! What a celebration. So glad for the things God is doing in Dallas' life.

ells said...

Oh praises...praises...oh so thankful...thanks for sharing:) blessings as you continue to follow Love where He takes you.

Jennie Morgan said...

SO proud of him and so excited for his new life in Christ! I know we will get to watch God do great things in and through him! Thanks for sharing this special moment with us!

Brandee Shafer said...

Thank you so much for sharing. Baptisms always make me cry: even the ones in photos.

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

Oh, I, too, just can't hold back those tears of joy when witnessing a baptism ---- especially this one. Thank you for sharing his story with us, and now this moment of his journey with the Lord. Kristin, would you please tell him that there is a community of us out here praying for him?

Reformed rebel said...

Awesome Kris! So glad you shared this with us.

Denise said...

Thank you for sharing. Praise to our precious Father.

Kristin Bridgman said...

I will surely tell him about the community of prayer warriors out there for him. Thank you!