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, November 23, 2012

Four is a Beautiful Number

The number 4. . .

In my house the number four is a beautiful number because it causes me to count blessings on this Thanksgiving night. . .

All four dinner seats filled
All four plates full of food
Four forks and knives to wash

Why is 4 so special here at my house tonight?  Because for the last six years it has been missing many times. Last Thanksgiving the chair was empty. But tonight it wasn't.  It may go missing again, I don't know, but for today my heart sang. And now my arthritic knees will bend and head bowed and voice raising this one to the Shepherd who I know watches over him and all the others out there who are finding their way. I will once again ask Him to lead and I will patiently wait for I know God's timing is better than my own, althought it doesn't always feel that way, I will and do trust Him.  I don't know what the future holds, but I know the One who holds the future.

"We shouldn’t be praying for outcomes, but instead, simply praying for God’s will.”
(I can't remember where I saw this quote or I would give credit)
BUT. . .
This is something I have tried to practice for a long time now.  Sometimes I still tell the Lord the outcome I would like, (He knows it anyway), but ultimately, I want His will be done.
 I have learned that praying for His will gives me more peace than praying for the outcomes I want. I can rest in His will better than I can in my expectations.
This is why I can watch the door close, not knowing when it will open again.
I rest in Him, not the circumstances, and I am at peace.
Time to go lay down now after a blessed Thanksgiving day and continue to count my blessings.
I'll leave you with pictures of my day. . .







~good night~






joy said...

A very touching post. Nice to see you and your family having a grand time:)

Lisa Maria said...

Kris...I'm glad you had a nice day! My, how your youngest has grown since I last saw a pic of him...I almost couldn't tell which he was! Yes, there is peace in surrendering to His will isn't there? Love your wisdom friend...His timing is perfect and someday...still praying!

Love & Hugs!

Denise said...

Enjoyed this.

Stacie said...

I'm so glad there were 4! A happy Thanksgiving, and God be praised!!!