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.



Saturday, January 19, 2013

An Apology

For those who read my post awhile back titled Handouts, you might have seen that my heart was hurt by someone in the ministry.

I just wanted to let you know that this someone called me last week and had been convicted. I received a long, sincere and very humble apology and I was asked for forgiveness. We talked about our ministries and showed respect for one another and of course, forgiveness was given and accepted.  Isn't God good!

I'm so overwhelmed by God's love that He would look down into our hearts and see the hurts and give comfort and then give healing; that He sees where we have gone wrong and convicts the heart and gives courage for us to do the right thing; for His mercy and grace and love like no other and teaches us to do the same. That's my God!  I hope He is yours too.

To God be the Glory
for the things He hath done!

Do you  need to ask for forgiveness?  Do you need to forgive?
Go to God. . .He will give you everything you need.


Brandee Shafer said...

I love how He worked on both ends. xo

Reformed rebel said...

That's awesome Kris! God is good!

Floyd said...

That's really cool. That is a true heart from God of humility. That impresses me greatly. Yes, God is good and moves greatly among our brothers and sisters in Christ. Thanks for passing that along.

Denise said...

Praise God.

joy said...

Story with a happy ending. God is good:)

Jedidja said...

O thank you, you will share this also with us! Prais the Lord for it and I think you're so thankful and glad now.

Nancy said...

Reconciliation is sweet when the Lord provides....

Beth Zimmerman said...

Love that He brought that reconciliation to you and your friend! Such a blessing!