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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

*****EXCITING NEWS*****

My first book, Ya Know What I'm Say'n, has been released.


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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Year's Last Loveliest Smile


“Autumn...the year's last, loveliest smile."
[Indian Summer]”
William Cullen Bryant


Autumn is slowly, quietly, and gently falling away and before we know it, the cold winter will be upon us with stark, bare trees standing before us.
 
The other day a friend was sharing with me how she was driving down the road and just taking in all His glory and the beauty God gives us in the Autumn and what a blessing it is too have such beauty to take in, to breathe in and enjoy before the winter arrives. For those of us who do not like the cold much, those memories can carry us through to the other side of spring where it's own kind of beauty will abound. Oh, I believe winter can beautiful too in it's own way, but I will be enjoying it from inside.





So, before this Autumn beauty slips away, I would like to share with you some of our Kentucky Autumn from the lens of my husband and my own. Breathe with us and let's thank God for the beauty He created and bestows on us.  Glory to God for every color, every leaf, every beauty of this world!
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 


 
 
Thank you Father for the beauty of Autumn. We have breathed in your goodness and we are thankful for all blessings, in all colors, in all shapes and sizes and we will even thank You for the winter that is coming. There is beauty in the frosty season too and we just have to open our eyes to the blessings of it. I pray Father for each one here, that whatever season of life they are going through right now, that you would bless them whatever their need is right now, whether that be comfort, healing, strength, guidance, courage, provisions, love. . .We thank you Jehovah Jireh, our Provider for ALL things. May we glorify You with our lives and may your love pour out of us all over the ones you put in our path just as much as the leaves are pouring all over the ground right now.
We praise You and love You and thank You for all
In Jesus Name,
Amen
 
 
 


 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 


 


 
 


 
 
 


 

8 comments:

Jennie Lathrop said...

Beautiful pictures. Beautiful words.

Hazel Moon said...

LOVELY photos, I too enjoy the changing colors and the beautiful leave of fall.

Denise said...

Gorgeous pictures.

Quiltingranny said...

Kristen:
I just wanted to share with you that my son who has been homeless for so many years has turned the first page to his new life and has been sober now for a month! Thank you for all your prayers!

Kristin Bridgman said...

Praise the Lord!!! I am so glad you came here to share. I will come to your place too and share in case you don't see this. I am so happy for you momma! :)

Judith C Evans said...

It is indeed a special time of year. Lovely, lovely post!

pixiedusk said...

Stunning photos! The place where you live is so beautiful.

Beth F said...

Lovely series