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, September 6, 2012

The Word

Our new Bibles are here for the Blanket Ministry's 4th season, thanks to my church.
300 so far with 200 more coming. . .

This is our first recipient for this 4th season
He smiled so nicely the whole time we talked.  Then he stops for the camera!
We gave him a sleeping pad and three blankets. . .one to lay on, one to cover up with and a small one rolled up to use as a pillow.  I thought if the man had nowhere to sleep but on the concrete, he should have more than one.  He asked for the Bible. 
When I looked at him, I thought of the words. . .

 "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."
Matthew 11:28
Let's remember these words ourselves. . .
"Carry each other's burdens and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ."
Galatians 6:2

Readers, would you please pray with me. . .
Dear Heavenly Father,
We ask your blessings on this 4th season of the Blanket Ministry.  Please guide the weary and burdened ones to us and may they be blessed not only by the blankets and Bibles but by our friendship and by Your Love.
May the ones who take the Bibles, open it up to receive the gift of Your Words and may it go straight to their hearts. May their tired eyes see the beauty of hope, forgiveness, redemption, and salvation for those who do not have it.  May they accept your son Jesus into their hearts and find the rest they desperately need in Him. And may they find the blessings of a home, a physical home with a roof over their heads and a bed to lay in, but more than that, an eternal home that they may reside in for all eternity with You. 
For those out there with addiction, we pray in the name of Jesus for those chains holding them in bondage to be broken once and for all, whether it be from Your miraculous healing or leading them to a place and people who can help them achieve the freedom.
We also pray for those who have mental issues, bad memories, hurts from others, to be healed of the painful thoughts in their head and may the broken hearts be healed.
May they take the gift of your Word and accept it into their heart and feel for the first time real healing, real hope, real mercy and grace, real rest.
Thank you Father, may Your will be done.
In Jesus Name,
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
John 1:1


Denise said...

Bless you as you bless others.

Shakin' the Foundation said...

Blessings to you and your husband for this precious ministry!! I stand in agreement with you, knowing that our daddy God is touching lives through you both as "Blanket Ministry" continues~


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Ken said...

Hi Kristin,
This is my first visit to your blog. It looks good. It is awesome what you are doing for the homeless. I was involved in a homeless ministry a few years back. We would feed them, have a church service for them and share Bibles and other supplies with them. It was an awesome blessing doing this work. Unfortunately due to work schedule change, I could not continue on. I lift your ministry up in prayer.

Jen said...

Praying with you over your ministry today, my sister. Love how God has annointed you to reach those closest to His heart...right where you are! May the Logo's Word of God go out with power & abundance....never returning void! Blessings ~ jen