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, July 27, 2013


Once upon a time, in a land far away, a family lived in a house where they grew and learned and loved. . .cried and laughed and worked and played. So much love was in this home for one another and for the One they called their Savior. It was thought that they would live happily ever after.
But one day they had to pull up their roots and move away to what was another far off land, where everyone was a stranger.  It wasn't long though that they were led to people, some good for them, some not.
In the days ahead, the evil one began to throw his darts and what was thought of as inpenetrable, was not.  What was once shining like the sun, became darkened by an eclipse of one that had not been seen so up close before.  It was hideous.  It saddened this home and brought sickness that seemed so unbearable at the time. It was so dark.
But this One called Savior had never left.  He was always there and three turned to Him and behold, healing came and the light shined once more but there was a pocket of darkness that just would not go away.  The eclipse had not totally left. It seemed to follow one.
The three, because of this Savior of theirs, learned to go on and discovered that their joy was always there, despite the eclipse.  It had been shadowed over but was there and with time, the shadows left and the joy rediscovered in the light.
They wait for the total eclipse to completely go away and for the light to shine completely once again in the one that is so loved. It will for they saw the light at one time in this one and knows that it is still there. . .it's just behind the darkness. It seems to hang on by claws. It keeps the one away from the others.  They pray for it to be removed and know that it will in time.
They feel at times they have learned to be patient, but love is so powerful and when it is threatened, it always leaves a pocket of pain. Sometimes this pocket leaks and falls out from the corner of the eyes of ones left behind. But the Savior bottles these tears and gives comfort and strength and they go one with their lives. . .but there is always that sliver of eclipse in the background that is never forgotten.
Knees bend and heads bow and peace comes.
The Savior will bring peace to the other and remove the eclipse totally and when that happens, all will be well and the happily ever after will finally come. 
The end. . .not yet!
Let the light of your face shine upon (him), O LORD.
Psalm 4:6


Pamela said...

Bless you, Kristin. Praying with you about the prodigal's return. So thankful for the times of peace you feel.

Joy said...

Can relate much to you. Yes, we need to just trust and pray for their lives.
Have a blessed day :)

Denise said...

Sending you love, hugs, prayers, and blessings.

Floyd said...

When and where the Light comes we have know way of knowing, but His grace will keep us... Thanks for the reminder.