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, July 26, 2012

How To Stay Cool When Others Get Hot

It's been a HOT summer this year. I love to be outside. I'm the one who does most of the yardwork. I love it, but I don't love the sweat, oops. . .I mean glow. (I have a friend who says we women don't sweat, we glow) Well, I have glowed a lot this summer!

It's been a HOT summer in more ways than one and it has made me sad. The beloved chicken chain, Chick-Fil-A has been bombarded by people who support same sex relationships and marriages because the founder politely anwered questions about his beliefs on marriage. They were the ones being ugly and hateful, not Mr. Cathy, the founder of the chain. Being a Christian, he just spoke what he believed, what he stood for and that was what God spoke in His Holy Word, a one man, one woman marriage. God created marriage this way, no one else.  Mr. Cathy was not ugly. The chain never turns anyone away, they are gracious to all their customers. He just stated what he believed. End of story. . .NOT!

It's easy to get angered over the ugliness of others when you see that it is not called for. But I have a very funny and very smart friend who I believe put her thoughts down very well. With her permission, here is her little chat with the Lord one morning. . .

Are you really surprised that those who cry out so loudly for tolerance are so intolerant of any view besides their own?? But Lord….do you know how hard it is to put on a sweet face and love Roseanne Barr when she says that everybody that eats at ChickFilA should get the cancer they deserve…ReALLY?....you expect me to love people like that??? Lord…hello? Are you there? Hang on a sec…I’m spelli...ng it out for you since you seem to have trouble understanding plain English….Y--E--S!!!! How many times do I have to tell you?? I didn’t put some kind of wimpy little love inside of you that only loves the people that show love back…..I put MAGNIFICENT, SUPERNATURAL LOVE inside of you that in the face of hatred and insults will stand there and NOT waver from love. CoMPReNDe?? Wait…did you just call me a wimp, Lord?? Yeah…pretty much…lol! Ok…I can see you still don’t quite get it….here’s a copy of the The Passion….go watch it and then we’ll talk again….and while you’re doing that, I’m going to go smile a while at Mr. Cathy and remind him of a few things….:o)
Kathy Young

"Hear me, you who know what is right, you people who have my law in your hearts: Do not fear the reproach of men or be terrified by their insults.

"Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.

For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for him.

If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.

When you feel you're getting hot under the collar. . .just have a chat with the Lord. . .He will cool you off.

And now, for some inspiration OR comic relief. . .however you see it. . .introducing . . .
Mr. Tim Hawkins

Mr. Cathy, you are loved and so is your restaurant!  And may all those who seem so angry know us by our love, HIS love through us, just as you have shown it to millions.

I'll have a chicken sandwich and a lemonade please!


Jenifer said...

I love Chick-Fil-A and I am so proud of them for their stand.

Denise said...

Great advice my friend.

Reformed rebel said...

Good message!

Joan said...


It is so true, those who cry intolerance are the most intolerant of those who do not share their beliefs.

God bless Mr. Cathy and I admire him for making his stand on marriage known. God has blessed him in more ways than one and I believe will continue to bless him and his restaurant.

And yes, it is hard to love those who say such hateful things, but God calls us to do so.

I am so glad linked up at Reflections of His Grace this week and I look forward to reading more of your posts.


Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

It's so hard to be a Christian in the States! But then it's not supposed to be easy! Look at the Passion is right!! Fantabulous! I am applauding right now! Patsy from
HeARTworks and

Moments of Grace said...

I did so thoroughly enjoy your post. I know God is using your writing and your thoughts to touch the lives of others. I am one of them.

I did so thoroughly enjoy this post. I know that God is using your writing and your thoughts to touch the lives of others. I am one of those you have touched.

May He richly bless you today.

In Grace,

Shari said...

I loved your friends talk with the Lord. Sometimes it's so hard to love others when they are doing obvious wrongs. I'm so thankful we can love them through God!


ells said...

Oh easily we get hot under the collar...the bible tells us many...many times...this will happen...don’t be surpised...but most of all...love...love those who do us wrong...who speak evil...God have mercy on us all...let us return Love ...not hate for hate. thanks kris...great post...and thanks for the humor:)

Donna said...

Thank you for a timely reminder about how we Christians are supposed to react to hatred and persecution. I also enjoyed the comic relief and have shared Mr Hawkins' video with several others now! Your blog is lovely and I will be following you regularly now. God bless you.

Donna McBroom-Theriot said...

I love Chick-fil-a. Good for them for taking a stand.