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.



Sunday, September 9, 2012

Feast or Famine

My 19 yr. old son came in one afternoon and said...."Why is it that men look into a fridge full of food and say there is nothing to eat and women look into a full closet and say there is nothing to wear?"

This made me laugh at first thinking, How true and how funny"!  But I couldn't quit thinking about it.  I started pondering.

How can we look at abundance whether it be the fridge or closet or anywhere else and not see something we want, to not feel satisfied?  We may be standing in front of a material feast, but there may be a famine in our heart. Maybe because what we're really wanting is a feast somewhere else like maybe. . .at His banquet table.  I've heard of people who had SO much in their lives and yet were not content.  Could it be because things don't really satisfy?  They might for a moment or even a season, but they don't for a lifetime.  But feasting at His table does satisfy, does make one content, does last a lifetime. 

Maybe next time we look into a full fridge, or a full closet and we don't see anything we want, maybe it's the Bible that we should open up instead.  In there we will find a mighty fine feast
and even a robe of righteousness.
Truely satisfying! 
Who could want for anything more than that?

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Denise said...

Awesome post.

Alicia said...

Your son's comment is right on- sadly. Love this reminder that only He can fill the holes of discontent. The Word won't leave us empty! Blessings on your week!

Ken said...

Hi Kristin,
Good questions:)
You are right, all this stuff sure does not satisfy.