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.



Thursday, October 31, 2013

Dreams and Toilet Paper

On this day, I made the most exciting and important trip I've ever made to the post office. . .and the scariest! Why? Because I was mailing this. . .
This man wrote a book that changed my life.
It led me out of a comfort zone.
It was the start of new ministries.
It was a piece of healing.
Then it led to another book being written by me
something I had never done
but it was a call
and then a dream.
Two years in the making
and now it is done.
This man who wrote the awesome book,
says he will now read mine and write something for it.
I've been on cloud nine ever since.
That was a dream of mine, now becoming a reality.
As I traveled down the road to the post office
I found myself dreaming. . .
dreaming of seeing my book on the shelves of stores,
I could see book signings
and interviews.
I could see a movie on the big screen
and then. . . .
God reminded me I was down to one roll of toilet paper in my house.
Two bathrooms and one roll. . .not good.
Yes Lord, you humbled me. Thank you.
After the post office, it was off to Wal-Mart.
All kidding aside, (although, I really was down to one roll)
As I wrote at the end of the book,
this book is not mine,
it was not scripted by me.
Only God could do what He did.
I just had the privilege of being there,
and I had the privilege of writing it down.
I don't know if Mr. Author above will like my book.
I don't know that it will be published.
But I do know that I was called
and with fear and trembling, I obeyed.
And that is a good feeling.
I am humbled how God talked with me
and walked with me
and guided my every step. . .
through the process of book writing
and reminding me of my lack of toilet paper!
It could be scary creating something for the world to see. It could be scary sharing the journey with the world and then it not coming to fruition. But I'm not scared anymore. Whatever happens with the book, I'm ok because it is in God's hands and always has been. That is the best place for it to be, and for me and for you!
"Do not fear, for I am with you;
Do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10 
. . .in God I trust and am not afraid. . .
Psalm 56:4
Do you have a dream that you're scared to follow?
Put it into God's hands and be not afraid anymore.


zukeeper6 said...

:) I cannot think of a thing to say, except that this made me smile because I know that you placed into His hands and that truly is the best place for it to be. There is a calm in knowing that isn't there?And an anticipation of how God will use it for his glory. I want to be the first one to read that book Kris, I am your biggest fan.

Tiggeriffic said...

That is so awesome that you followed God and was obedient...Good Job~!
Ben Hall is going to love your book because God was part of authoring it with you... My dream has always been to write a children's book.. but so far nothing is on paper.. I just need to take a seat and start writing along with praying..
Have a blessed day~! ta ta for now from Iowa:)

Joy said...

Congratulation with your book! GOD had given you the words and you obeyed. That is what matters the most. The outcome will be in God's hands:)

Hazel Moon said...

Congratulations Kristin, May your book find its place on many shelves in book stores and in the homes of friends everywhere.

My three books are self published, with a nice hunk invested in them. I just received today, the Second Edition of Book One and Book Three just finished and also received today. I am giving gifts Sunday at my church.

Beth Zimmerman said...

I love this! Right down to the last square of toilet paper!

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