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.



Friday, February 28, 2014

I'm Going To A Funeral

They were my friends. Well. . .they weren't really my friends, but they hung around and wouldn't leave. They thought they needed to be with me and kind of hung around like a noose around the neck. You would tell them to go and they always came back! Those aren't the kind of friends I want around me. They're no fun, they spoil the party, they're downers. . .geesh, you want to just scream at them sometimes to "GO AWAY!"  But they always seem to come back. So. . .I had to kill them. And now I'm going to the funeral where they will be buried side by side. The obituary will read something like this. . .

Here lies Worry and his sister Anxious. There just wasn't room for them anymore and they were laid to rest. Where did I bury them? At the foot of a cross, the cross. And as I lay them to rest, I felt the hand of my real friend, the One, True friend, the hand of God, on my shoulder. I think He was pleased. He is always whispering in my ear, Trust Me, Trust Me. And I do trust Him. That is why I'm throwing the dirt on this grave and walking away hand in hand with my Savior. I want to honor Him with my life and those guys were weighing me down. Now I am more free to do just that.

Yes, I know in this world there will be troubles, but with my Savior, I can handle them head on with confidence.

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
I've had to ask myself, Do I really believe that?
And as I stand at the dirt mound holding the shovel handle, I say, "Yes!"

Do you need to kill and bury something today. . .go ahead, there is a plot ready right next to mine.


Hazel Moon said...

Yes take them to the cross and leave them there! How fitting to bury worry, anxiety and fret!

Denise said...

Awesome post.

Cecilia Marie Pulliam said...

Another favorite scripture of mine in this same vein is from Luke 12: "Do not be anxious for what you are to drink, or eat or what you will wear.....Consider the lilies of the field..." That passage has been the forerunner for many miracles in my life. I'll stand next to you and sing a joyous song at the demise of Worry and Anxiety, may they stay buried at the foot of The Cross forever.

Wonderfully written post, Kristin.

Lauren Jones said...

Amen! I'm throwing the dirt on these two too!