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, September 30, 2013

An Open Letter To. . .

Open letters. . .I've read a lot of them on the internet and blogs and they are all wonderful! They all have great messages for the groups that are on the writers heart. I may even write one some day. But seeing all these open letters led me to ponder about the greatest open letter ever written, the one written to all, to everyone. . .this one. . .

Most open letters are written to a particular group; daughters, sons, politicians, to the jerk seen in town, homosexuals, straights, to the wealthy, to the poor, to the church, etc. These letters want to get a certain point across.

So does this one. . .

This letter is filled with all kinds of messages but the most important one is this. . .Jesus Christ is the Son of God who came to die on a cross to pay the penalty of our sins. If we repent ( turn away from our sins, the old life) and ask forgiveness of those sins, invite Him into our hearts and make Him Lord of our lives, we would have a new, abundant life! We would have joy and peace in spite of our circumstances! We could be content no matter what! We would be loved forever even if there was no one else around! Would we have a perfect life? No, that is not offered here on earth, but isn't an abundant life with God Himself, a God who promises to never leave or forsake us us better than the alternative? Walking with Him for almost 40 years, I can shout out a heartily, YES!

What better message could there be?!

And yet, some decide not to accept it. Some decide to take it half-way but then still live in the old life. In this open letter, God says He doesn't want the luke-warm.

And I believe, because my God says so, that if His created people would come to Him, read His open letter and take it to heart, literally, and live by this open letter, there would be no need for all the other open letters. Because in the ones I have read, they all point to the message from this one great letter.

But I also know, because of this great open letter, that we are human and on this earth we will reject, we will fail, we will ignore, we will live our own way. . .and one day we will be sorry.

I pray for all to read this one great open letter with open eyes and open hearts and open spirits to see the Truth for seeing the Truth is to gaze upon the face of God, Oh Glory Be, and once you have done that, there will be no turning back, and you will not be sorry!

Go on. . .I invite you to read, to really read, to soak it all up and breathe it all in. If you all ready do, invite someone else to do the same that is needing a breath of fresh air or a new life!

And if you need a Bible and can't get one. . .or you want to give a Bible as a gift and can't get one. . .
write me at Krbrid@aol.com and I will send you one.

Why? Because when you have something so wonderful and so precious, you want to share it. And this is the only open letter you will read at anytime, anywhere where the Author will be with you every time.

The truly,greatest open letter ever. . .
go ahead. . .open it. . .read it. . . feel it. . . smell it. . .share it. . .it's meant to be given to all. The greatest open letter you will ever read!

I'm so excited!


Hazel Moon said...

Yes, the open letter is available on "Come as you are basis." No previous clean up needed, because Jesus does the clean up with good directions on how to keep clean. I enjoyed your post very much.

Stacie said...

Love this! God bless you, Kristin.

Jen Ferguson said...

This is so amazing -- this desire you have to preach and give, in such a selfless, wonderful way.

Saleslady371 said...

There is no better letter than His that can be read for sure!

Susan said...

The greatest love letter from all time. Genesis to Revelation. And, currently I am reading/meditating/contemplating the letters of Paul. Going through them chronologically with a co-worker. Paul had the perfect balance of encouragement & admonishment - our brother had great wisdom and insight. Thank you Kristin for the reminder to OPEN THE BOOK!!!!