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, February 17, 2014

A Birth Announcement

I've been pregnant with child for over 2 1/2 years. There have been aches and pains and blessings galore along the way. I've been in labor since November of 2013. It has been up and down and exciting in many ways. I can truely call it a labor of love. I have been blessed with a wonderful labor coach who has been so patient, so helpful, so kind. I call him Mr. Andrews. He is a publisher by trade. I have been blessed with another labor coach, Mr. Bridgman who by trade works for an underwear company but more importantly, he is my husband and has supported me the whole way.

Together, the three of us with help from a few others and from the Lord Himself, helped to give birth to a bouncing 6x9, 355 page baby. It has been carried in love, birthed in love, and now is being presented in love. Please allow me to introduce you to this baby of ours. . .

You may participate in the life of our child by visiting the following location and having one for yourself. We would love to share the love with you all.
It's available as a paperback or an e book.
In one more week it will be available on KOBO.
If you get one for yourself, I would like to please ask you after you have read this book, to please go back to Amazon.com and write a review and rate it with their 1-5 star system. And please say a prayer that it would move others to grab hold of the Righteous Right Hand of our Savior to step out of comfort zones and meet the blessings right around the corner.
You just never know what's around the bend until you step out. . .
Ya Know What I'm Say'n.
Thank you all very much!
~May God be glorified in this work~


Jennie Morgan said...

I already said this in my text but I'm going to say it here for the whole world to see: I am SO proud of you and what you've allowed God to do in and through you! Not just this book but the whole ministry! What an incredible blessing you and your ministry partners have been to the homeless in your area! And my prayer for this book has and will continue to be that God will use it to change hearts and attitudes toward the homeless and ultimately help change the plight of the homeless. Love you, dear friend!!!

Susan said...

I want to repeat what Jennie Morgan posted! Amen!

The Unique View said...

Thank you for being obedient. Love it.

Stacie said...

GREAT JOB, KRISTIN!!! Congratulations to you and your husband; and may God be glorified through this labor of love.

Lisa Lewis Koster said...

I love the analogy to being pregnant! I too have a book in me, but it's still in me :) Congratulations on seeing it through to completion!

Denise said...

Congrats, love you.

Hazel Moon said...

Thank you for sharing your awesome story about your book with us here at "Tell Me a Story."
I will be ordering your book soon as I order enough other items to get the free shipping. ♥ ♥

Anonymous said...

I have just ordered your book and am anxious to get it. I do hope you will do a signing nearby.


caryjo said...

You and I are in the same part of the world again. I'm waiting for the editing to be finished and then the publishing issues will take place. I don't know what to do, or how to do it, so am looking forward to the finish. Yes, having been in labor for years ain't filled with joy, but the birth will be, I'm sure.

I sure don't want to lose track of your book situation. Maybe it will stay in my life while I'm trying to decide what/how/when to fit in. Happy for you.