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.



Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Flu Rap

When your sick as a dog and stuck in bed and hurt so bad you can't read, what do you do?

You do the flu rap. (Get a beat going in your head. . .)

I'm sneezin' and coughin' and cryin'n in my hot drink
My head's so stopped up I can hardly begin to think

I let the steam from the hot drink go up my cold nose
I'm holdin' the hundredth tissue ready for some mo blows

I'm chillin', I'm sweatin, my body is all confused
My forehead is hot, my feet are cold, I am not amused

I pour down the meds and I pray a lot
I'm tryin' to keep the humor, but the hubby will tell ya, it's just about shot

I'm doin' the flu rap
ba da da ba da da

I'm doin' the flu rap, why?
Because I can't do anything else at the moment except cry

I'm doin' the flu rap, why?
So I'll laugh instead of cry, that's why!
You say I'm crazy, lazy, just a whiney baby,
And I might say maybe, maybe

You may think I'm ready for the looney bin and that's ok
Just don't forget me and remember to pray

I'm doin the flu rap, yeah,
I'm doin' the flu rap yeahhhh.


Jennie Morgan said...

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Picturing my blonde, quiet friend doing a rap is making me LAUGH OUT LOUD!! :)

Reformed rebel said...

So sorry your still sick Kristin but that rap is great!! LOL

Vicky said...

Feel better soon Kristin! I'm laughing and crying right along with you- and sweating and freezing too :)

Hazel Moon said...

Flu is no fun so might as well sing (rap)

Denise said...

You make me smile, even when you are sick. Praying, and loving you.

lynnmosher said...

Awww, so sorry you're sick. Praying you feel better...quick!

Maryellen said...

You REALLY ARE SICK!!! LOL Bless your heart. So sorry you had the flu and I couldn't help you...had my sweet grandbaby girl 2-3x/week for the past 2 weeks. Did Christopher do the background beat for you? You are too funny and clever!!! Loved it!