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, August 17, 2012

The Entrance

In August of 2012, the excitement built in my town.  There had been rumors for weeks.   People talked.  People speculated.  People dreamed.  As it got closer, we noticed crews coming and sprucing up our already beautiful downtown square

The day of August 16, the rumors were known to be true.  These things usually don't excite me, but now that I have a camera, I saw this as a photo opportunity.  I kidnapped my next door neighbor the minute she drove in from work and we took off for downtown.  She didn't even have time to change her shoes, she grabbed the tennies and flew into my car.  I knew she would be hungry after working all day, so I had a small container of mixed fruit for her to eat as we drove down the back winding roads.
I didn't want my captive to be hungry!

We entered our downtown and was disappointed not to see what I had wanted.  So we decided to just start walking and ran into some pretty interesting characters.
This is Grizzly
and this is Charlie
 They are just pretty cool dudes.  This is how they get around town
If that's not cool, I don't know what is.

Our town was SO excited for this big entrance that it was shouting from the marquees and all shop windows

This is the kidnapped neighbor.  She doesn't look too upset.

Then we spotted our favorite ice cream man, Mr. Chaney.  Such a nice guy and makes WONDERFUL ice cream in SO many flavors.  There's even one called the Purple Cow

We were about ready to go home when he heard the helicopters flying overhead and then we heard the policemen saying, they're about here.  We decided to stay.  And then we heard the sirens, and here it came around the corner

I think she got over being kidnapped!
That's the best neighbor a girl could ever have :)

As I said, I don't ususally run to these kind of things, but being a camera girl, I thought this would be a fun thing to go chase, and it was. 

As I was laying in bed this night, I pondered about another grand entrance, one that hasn't happened yet.
This one is rumored about all the time and has been for years and this one I know for certain to be true.  But the coming of this one, no one has a date for.  It will come unexpected.  Will it be grand?  There won't be a police escort or sirens, but the bible says a trumpet will sound. There might be singing in the clouds. . .or the entrance could come quietly after the trumpet.  Matthew tells us "The Son of Man will come in His Fathers glory." That will make it more glorious and more exciting than any other entrance because of who will be entering. I'll be ready if I'm still here with arms opened wide . .will you?

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Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Matthew 24:30-31

He who testifies to these things says, "Surely I am coming soon," Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!
The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all.
Revelation 22:20-21


joy said...

I would probably go there to take some pictures too. But the best part is Jesus coming. The best time ever in my life:)

Amy Sullivan said...

EEEEK...I think this makes you an almost celebrity.

Reformed rebel said...

How exciting that must have been! And yes... if I'm still here I will be ready too! JESUS...what an entrance!!

Blessings Kris

p.s. Maybe will have to visit that little bakery??!!!

Debbie Petras said...

Ah Kristin, it is amazing how everyone gets so excited about the entrance of the American Idol crew. Although I have to admit, I do enjoy watching that show it is nothing compared to what will happen in the future. And we never know when that day will occur. I am looking forward to it though. Being a believer and follower of Jesus, I am so thankful I can be secure and look forward to His entrance.

Blessings and love,

Grandma Becky said...

Never been a fan of American Idol. But am a fan and follower of Jesus. Looking for His return. It will be glorious in our eyes for sure. I'm waiting and ready. I like how you wrote the post. Keep up the positive thoughts, my friend!