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In all honesty, I’ve started this blog not knowing where I am going.  I see no purpose in it unless it profits the soul.  How it will do that, or if it will do so, is left to be seen.

I  write primarily about spiritual life but I struggle with the point of it. I realize that there is nothing I can think, understand or convey that will ever move myself or another into the fullness of Christ.  Hearing leads only to believing; following requires something more.  Following Christ in the shallow and deep, is foremost a question of the will, and as I can not direct that in anyone, not even in myself much of the time, I can’t really profit your soul by what I write.

Field of Grass

So why write?  More important, why read what I have to say?

I know the urgency I feel to follow Christ is one shared by several so I’m not unique in that, but I do think that I have a habit of honing in on details and expressing them uniquely. Not sure why that is, it just seems to be true.  What you’ll get depends on what I’m reading or stewing about in my heart.  I’ll post only if something makes me pause rather than trying to generate content to post.  If I stumble upon something I deem novel and important enough, I’ll share it here…instead of annoying my facebook friends with long status updates.

The inspiration behind Kingsgrass is the importance of identifying and accepting reality.   My posts will likely begin in the “field eating grass” and end in the presence of God.  Like what Nebuchadnezzar did, but more.  While every knee will bow and acknowledge God for who He is, the saint does more, they follow, and that is my goal.  The hope is that I, and you the reader, will continually move beyond what is acknowledged into obedience of all things, and thus, profit the soul.  The hope is that I may encourage you to press on through my own determination to do the same.

And of course, I have not taken hold of all of it yet.  I do press on though, sometimes awkwardly, but I do press on, not waiting for it to happen to me but instead searching, striving, resting, trusting….unceasingly keeping it in front of me, and I make it my ambition to have no others.  This blog catalogs some of my thoughts along the way.

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19 responses to “About

  1. Betty Jo

    March 4, 2013 at 1:59 am

    I had to come over and see your blog too. I thinks it’s very nice. I’ve enjoyed and agreed with what I’ve read. I’ll be stopping by again soon. betty jo

     
  2. Nancy

    March 23, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    I appreciate your approach to blogging. I asked myself the same why question before I started my blog. I think we have similar answers, not to “fix” someone or tell someone what to do or think but to share with others- to offer and to receive.

     
    • Kris

      March 23, 2013 at 3:19 pm

      Nancy, thanks much for stopping by. I was just thinking earlier today about the dangers of blogging, the danger of slipping into the role of the teacher, the wizard, the all-knowing Oz. In every aspect of blogging, I saw danger in self-promotion. Yet I’ve been encouraged by some blogs out there, spurred to new thoughts and prompted to consider things in my own life.

      There is a tension I suppose, as natural as the one between the old man and the new, between wanting to share the insights that have been meaningful to us and the seductive lure of grandiose ideas for self. So I took special notice of your reply here as the timing was uncanny.

      At times, I am fearful to speak, though I know I possess the truth as far as I have understood it in Christ, and feel, like I believe you do, that one can not post without a great sense of humility in that moment. We are all sojourners, encouraging each other along and the biggest encouragement often comes from the company, rather than the insight.

       
  3. Ajaytao2010

    April 8, 2013 at 2:07 am

    Nice reading about you Kris

    Thanks for visiting my blog Ajaytao2010@wordpress.com. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may definitely find something of your interest.

     
  4. Michael Zvidzayi

    April 9, 2013 at 7:03 am

    I agree with you especially the part when you said you don’t have to generate content so just you post something i am with you there

     
  5. jlott584

    April 10, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Thanks so much for visiting me at applegatesummers.com….I have enjoyed reading through your recent posts and especially appreciate “The Silent Tongue.” Perfect. I identify completely in your battle, of sorts, with the beast of blogging. Thinking through and keeping chronicles of my walk with Christ and all that He is teaching me has driven me so much deeper and consistent in the past 4 months that I have been blogging, so it proves exceptionally beneficial for me – but holding it all that perspective is definitely always in the forefront of my mind. A constant lesson in humility. A post that you might find interesting: http://www.carissagraham.com/2013/02/the-blog-entry-about-blogging.html.

     
    • Kris

      April 10, 2013 at 9:57 pm

      Thank you for sharing that post, it was another good reminder. I especially liked her thoughts on the power of words as that understanding often holds me back. I have a tendency to write forcefully, despite trying to curtail it, and I always fear that I may powerfully project an incomplete thought that could be used against God’s heart. On any topic there are always points, counterpoints and caveat’s to include that make it difficult to concisely convey a thought. This deepens I think, the humility in posting, because I know that there is no conceivable way for me to express the totality of something in under 500 words! In this forum we can only hope to provide glimpses. I am glad our paths crossed and I look forward to reading more ‘glimpses’ from you!

       
  6. wordhaver

    April 18, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Kris, browsing through your blog, I love your heart and how you express it. I sense a kindred spirit on many levels. So glad you came my way yesterday.

     
  7. justhappeneduponthis

    April 26, 2013 at 3:57 am

    He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth. (Psalm 72:6)

     
  8. Heidi Viars

    April 28, 2013 at 6:43 am

    Thank you so much for sharing from your heart and in your journey. I am so glad I came across your blog. You have truly a unique way of expressing your deep thoughts. Thank you for making them available here 🙂

     
    • Kris

      April 28, 2013 at 12:54 pm

      I appreciate your encouragement! Thank you.

       
  9. Karl D Rhoads

    April 28, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    Thanks for “liking” my post, ‘Being Sure of God’, as it gave me opportunity to discover you and your thoughts. Keep up the good work.

     
    • Kris

      April 29, 2013 at 12:03 am

      Your blog was a joy to run across. Solid stuff! I admonish you as well to keep up the good work! 🙂

       
  10. angels2send

    June 25, 2013 at 2:10 am

    i had this moment the other day thinking about nebuchadnezzar. i too often eat grass… but i suddenly realized this God in me is the very same one who changed the life of this powerful man. what a God! He is the same today, yesterday and forever… i think that is why some of us blog. it´s just too amazing to know Him.

     
  11. hebeckonedme

    June 26, 2013 at 12:15 am

    Thank you for commenting on our women’s ministry blog (I am a Vain Woman). I appreciated your comments and fully understand and appreciate the desire to keep as far away from a particular sin as possible. I look forward to reading your blog.

     
  12. booklovers1

    July 21, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Thanks for visiting my blog!! I also really like what you are doing here. Many blessings as you continue to further the kingdom of God 🙂

     
  13. justhappeneduponthis

    August 11, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    I know that this may sound pre-mature, but I encourage you to make a mental note about our Christmas blog.

    http://twelfthmonth.wordpress.com/

    No season speaks more compellingly about our Hope than the month of December. I would be thrilled if you would share the site at the appropriate time with friends. Use it as an evangelistic tool. Take it on in private meditations. It has a “forty-day” savour about it…and we know from the Bible that many great things got accomplished in that time slot of forty days. Don’t know how much I will add to it this season. You might offer something to be shared? The site will have a participation page.

     
  14. Amy Miller

    November 19, 2013 at 7:29 am

    The urgency and the obedience in your heart is rare and makes me smile! You have a unique gift for presenting truth in a beautiful (and funny!) way. Thank you for finding me because I love reading your blogs!

     
  15. Kris

    November 20, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Amy, I enjoy reading your blog as well. I feel the same smile cross my lips when I read your posts! Keep up your marvelous work! Blessings.

     

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