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, March 2, 2012

Magazine Post

Check out the March Issue of Ruby for Magazine.  It's at the very bottom of the blog page on the right because this lady doesn't know how to embed it right here into the post.  But hey, I've learned to post writings, post pictures, I know what HTML is and I know how to copy and paste.  I just haven't quite figured out how to get the magazines here where you are reading.  If you know, please feel free to tell me.

In the meantime, please go and read on page 11 of the magazine below. . .written by yours truly why I learned not to care about the trash being a mess and why I don't mind at all picking up after my man. . .

all the way to the bottom and over to the right. . .
Happy March everyone!


Denise said...


ells said...

Kristin...oh why does it seem to take a wake up call for us to let go of the petty things...great article...way to go...
I wish I could be of some help...I am just trying to figure this whole copy and paste thing myself:)
Have a great weekend...hope you all survived the storms without any damage...

Craig said...

Yup - pretty much almost all the way down into the right – it took a little figuring but I got it – and I'm glad about that lump – what a relief! And my mom always said, "if everyone would just pick up after themselves!" She was constantly cleaning up after stuff we left out – it wasn't until about a decade ago that I got it – sorry mom :) anyway – I hearted this – just like I heart everything you write that I read. God bless you Kristin, and God bless each and every one of yours.

Lisa Maria said...

My sweet friend..playing catch up with my reading and what a great article! I remember reading it on your blog...so inspirational!

That magazine is so beautiful and how wonderful that you get to be a part of it... no surprise though. You write beautifully and your heart is even more so.