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, March 18, 2013

Abundantly Watered

Psalm 104:16 says. . .The trees of the Lord are watered abundantly…”

If He waters His trees abundantly wouldn’t He water His people abundantly also with blessings? The water nourishes the trees, and his blessings continue to nourish me. . .

Does that mean always good things...I came into money, I got the job, my kids love me, etc.
What about when you're struggling financially, you didn't get the job, you're kids don't seem loving? Does that mean God quit blessing? I don't think so.

If it weren't for the hard times, we would not appreciate the good times. If we were never sick, we wouldn't appreciate our wellness. I believe in our sickness, we are blessed with more compassion for those who are sicker, when we struggle financially, our eyes connect more with those who are worse off, when we come out of the hard times, the storm, hopefully we look to those who are still in their storm with more empathy, more compassion, and wanting to help in some way, leading them to the One that helped us, loved us, and offered His Righteous Right Hand to lead us forward.  The giving and receiving of a blessing is a . . .well. . .a blessing!
In my young, more immature days I used to equate blessings many times with things. As I grow older, the word blessings now mean what nourishes me. . .loving relationships, friendships, and the most important blessing. . .HIM! My Lord and Savior, the One who nourishes and loves beyond all reasoning in SO many different ways. That's why I count and journal them. To remember, to have my roots go down deeper, to leave a legacy for my boys, to acknowledge Him in everything around me and all the more glory to shout out to Him. . .for Him. 
I am abundantly blessed and it has nothing to do with material objects and everything to do with Him, with people, with growth and grace and mercy. . .Mercy Me! I am blessed and I soak it all in just as the trees are soaking in their nourishment. And if I ever start to feel dry, all I have to do is look to Him and He will shower me with whatever He sees I need. And it may just be the cute little ladybug on a flower. . .
and that is enough to make me smile. . .to make my heart happy. . .and another reason to look to Him and say, "Thank You!"
Are you abundantly watered?
Shower Him with praises.
Are you feeling dry?
Shower Him with praises.
And as He begins to shower you, let is soak in slowly.
Let the Son shine on you.
And feel the growth of abundant blessings in your life. 
Count them out one by one, offering praises of thankfulness.
And pretty soon we will stand strong and sturdy like the trees.


Vicky said...

Beautiful Kristin- you always make me want to shout Amen and Hallelujah! Love the "watering" analogy- its a great visual :) Blessings on your week!

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Eileen said...

"I am abundantly blessed and it has nothing to do with material objects and everything to do with Him," Amen!