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.



Monday, September 3, 2012

WHAAAAA!!! to aaahhhhhh!

Ever have one of those days where you feel like screaming. . .really screaming?  Yeah, I've had one of those days before.  Good thing the windows of my house were still closed.

Ever feel the knot so tied up in your gut, the tension so tight you feel your head will burst unless you just let it all out?  Yeah, I had one of those days.  Good thing I wasn't in my car.

Ever felt so drained, so let down, so discouraged, so hurt that you just had to cry out loud. . .really loud?  Yeah, that was me one day.  Good thing I had my bible to open up.  I had me some fellowshipping time with the Lord. . .

“Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe. I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.”
Psalm 61:1
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls."
Matthew 11:28
"The Lord is my shepherd. . .lie down in green pastures. . .he leads me beside still waters. . .he restores my soul. . .guides me in paths of righteousness. . .I will fear no evil. . .YOU are with me. . .your rod and staff comfort me. . .
 Oh, the muscles started relaxing about this time
You anoint my head with oil, my cup overflows. . .
Yes, thank you Lord 
Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life. . .
I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Psalm 23
"My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strenth of my heart and my portion forever."
Psalm 73:26

and on and on and on I read, and meditated, and prayed. 
 Aahhh!   That's all I had left. . .just aaaahhhhhh.

Have you ever had one of those days?  Just because we're Christians, doesn't mean we're perfect in this flesh.  I'm a pretty mild mannered, quiet kind of gal, but certain things can really get under my skin.  I shared about some of these things with Greg and he laughed and said,
"It's that kind of thing that can lead one to drink".
As I chuckled, I told him that really wasn't funny. He said, "You know what you need, you need your Dr. Pepper."  He knew me pretty well :)
But I told him, you know what I need in those times? I need God's word and fellowshipping with Him in prayer.  I come away in peace and I don't have a hangover.
He said, "You got me there."
Then he said to me, "Peace, I want to feel total 100% peace."
Oh Greg, you've got it.
Dwelling in the house of the Lord forever.
I can almost hear you letting out an aaahhhhh!
Save me a seat on the bench.


Reformed rebel said...

That's great Kris. I love all the scriptures, your descriptions of feelings we have, and the conversation with Greg. Memories are forever! Blessings, Chelle

Denise said...

Enjoyed this.

Lisa Maria said...

Oh how I needed to read this today! Unfortunately I blew like Mt Vesuvius instead of reaching for Him as I ought to. I sure wish I'd seen this before it happened, but I'm glad I've seen it now. Thank you! Love what you shared about Greg too.

Stay sweet!