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.



Sunday, August 4, 2013


In my ABF(Adult Bible Fellowship) aka, Sunday School Class, the teacher asked for people to share their testimonies. In this large class, only one person spoke up. I don't know why I didn't. I guess I thought my conversion wasn't that spectacular and I wanted to hear from the others. The teacher moved on in the lesson and I sat there feeling sad...why? I felt I could hear my Savior's words. . ."Why didn't you share?"

As I continued to listen to the teacher, there was a dialogue going on within myself.  This is how it went. . .

Jesus. . ."Isn't what I did for you spectacular?"

Me. . ."Yes, oh my, I know it was, yes!"

Jesus. . ."Why didn't you share about being from a broken home, not feeling loved, feeling alone?"

Me. . ."I don't know."

Jesus. . ."Why didn't you share about standing at the kitchen sink, a 12 year old girl feeling sad? Why didn't you tell them that for the very first time, you heard my voice in your spirit saying, "If you will surrender to me, I will be your Father, I will always be here to comfort you, always be here to take care of you, always be here to love you?"

Me. . ."I don't know. I'm so sorry!"

Jesus. . ."It's ok my child. I know it's not your comfort zone to speak up in front of people, but remember all those comfort zones I helped you out of?"

Me. . ."Oh yes, yes, yes!"

Jesus. . ."Why did you begin to blog?"

Me. . ."Because You told me too. You told me to step out and share."

Jesus. . ."Yes. I died on the cross for you and saved you and now you are my daughter, my child, and I, Holy God am Your Father who has brought you from death to life. I hear you sharing with those at the bridge. Why not share in class? Others may be sitting there waiting just like you, waiting to hear from you...so share.

Share how I redeemed you, a sinner, saved by grace. Share how I brought you through the difficult, growing up years, share how I healed your mother and restored the two of you back together after 9 years. Share how I came in and helped you out of the pit and healed your broken heart from your precious child leaving, the prodigal that I have my eye on and you have trusted Me with, that precious gift that I gave you 25 years ago. Share how I have blessed you with a husband who has loved you and has been a blessing for 31 years. Share how I bring the birds to your window every day for you to enjoy and pea frogs at night to hear their songs. Share how I gave you strength to step out and to talk with people you never would have on your own. Share the blessings I have showered upon you day after day after day. Share about the peace I have given you that has helped you to go on while waiting for preciousness to return. Share how that night as a 12 year old, you dropped to the black, vinyl footstool in your living room and you repented of your sins, you gave me your heart, you made me Lord and Savior of your life, and you felt a weight taken off of your shoulders and you cried not really understanding in your young years yet but learned that I took on those burdens and the weight became lighter.

Grace. . .you were lost but you were found. . .by ME."

Me. . ."I will be eternally grateful!"

Jesus. . .I love you daughter. . .will you share?"

Me. . ."Yes Lord, I will."

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Mack D said...

Absolutely Beautiful and thank you. I'm better for reading this. God bless you Kristen. I know God is very pleased with you even before you wrote this

Reformed rebel said...

Awesome testimony Kris. So happy you shared here!!

Brandee Shafer said...

I love a good testimony, and now this story is part of yours! Isn't it crazy the things we find ourselves doing that we NEVER would've done earlier in the journey?

Joy said...

Then you shared. Glory to God.
I too began to write my true to life story to bring glory to God. Part of it now in my entry in joysnotepad.blogspot.com.
Have a nice week ahead:)

Denise said...

Wonderful testimony.


A beautiful testimony, indeed.


Jen Ferguson said...

This brought tears to my eyes -- I love these conversations we have with our Savior. And I am so glad I get to read your stories here. And any day, I would love to hear your voice, too, sharing.

Hazel Moon said...

Thank you for sharing your testimony here at "Tell Me a Story." Yes, do share at your Bible class at the very next opportunity! It is not too late and it will bless someone as you have blessed me and others here.

caryjo said...

Thanks. Worth a great deal of joy and wonderfulness by being held by the hand of our Lord, encouraged by Him, led by Him... and then sharing with all of us.

Bless you.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I haven't visited in a while (took a hiatus from blogging) and so glad I did today! This is absolutely beautiful, and gave me goosebumps. Isn't it amazing when we have those conversations with God as life goes on around us? I am so glad He redeemed you, sister! You are precious!