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, April 20, 2012

Inspiring Books

I just finished another book I couldn't put down.  It's title is Miracle For Jen.
A true story of a tragic accident, a mother's desperate prayer and heaven's extraordinary answer!
You will be amazed!  Our God is still a God of miracles!

The book I read before this one was Life Without Limits by Nick Vujicic.

A man born with no arms and no legs going all over the world teaching people about the love and power of Christ and how God can help you live without limitations and anything is possible with Him.  If this guy can swim, scuba dive, and surf, than surely I can step out of a comfort zone!

This one is just. . . . . . .RADICAL!


The author here challenges you to consider with an open heart how we have manipulated the gospel to fit our cultural preferences.  He shows what Jesus actually said about being his disciple-then invites you to believe and obey what you have heard.  There is just nothing like a radical love!

And of course, I cannot leave this one out. . .

This is the book that took me out of a huge comfort zone and changed my life these last three years, sending me into the homeless population and learned I can love what looks like the unlovable and I can see beyond what is in front of me.

Books are a gift.  Books are a blessing.  Books like these four can change your life.
But wait. . .I have one more. . .you know what it is. . .it is on the best seller list and if you step out in faith, it will change your life more than any other.  You want a good book to read, one that can change your life.  Read one of the books above.  You want to have a relationship with one who is crazy about you and will tell you how to have the most awesome, miraculous, living without limits, radical kind of life, leading you to step out of comfort zones to meet all kinds of wonderful people to share that radical love with?  Just check this one out. Love actually leaps off the page.  It's one you can read over and over and over and over and over. . . . . .

In every one of these books, you can carry away a huge gift.
Open them up and receive and then give away.
Happy reading!
Be blessed!


Mara-The Poetic Homemaker said...

Looks like you've been reading some encouraging and inspiring books. :)

Tracy said...

HI Kristin - great choices. Going to try hunt them down locally
God bless

Denise said...

I really want to read miracle for Jen.


great list. thanks.