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 26, 2011

Simply Saturday

to our dirty front porch.  I thought it was time to remove all furniture and

put out into the yard so. . .

the hose could come out and. . .

my younger son could enjoy this simple Saturday washing

off the dirt and grime from the past year.

He thinks I'm crazy for following him around with the camera, so I came inside to capture him:) 

But it was just too nice this day.  I had to go back outside.  He tried not to smile for me. . .

but he had a hard time concealing it. . .

His momma is just too goofy. . .

I decided to give him some space. . .

so went back inside :)

The house is clean.  Notice how clean the windows are?  I did that.

Now that the porch is presentable. . .

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find your way over here for more Simply Saturday fun :)


Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Your porch looks amazing and what a fine young man you have to help you. I love it now that my older boys are older and can help more. Deadheading my flowers always hurt my back so much. This year I taught my ten-year old how to do it. For two bucks, I got all my flowers ready for spring! I don't have to mow the lawn anymore either.

Melissa said...

What a beautiful porch you have dirt or not!
Happy Saturday to you and your fam!

Lisa Maria said...

Kristin.. how proud you must be of such a handsome, strong son. I've been blessed with girls alone and often wish I had such a big, strong son. (Not that I don't adore girls.. my husband is one hen-pecked man with 5 ladies to rule him!)

Have a great weekend.. it must be great to sit out on that porch with your coffee or a glass of wine and your darling hubby.

Love & Blessings

Lisa said...

You are definitely blessed to have such a beautiful front porch and such a helpful son! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Jennie Morgan said...

Love it!! I miss sitting on that porch visiting with you!! I'm going to get back out there one of these days!! Maybe this summer! I miss YOU!

Kristin Bridgman said...

Thank you girls. I do have a fine young son there! And I do love sitting out there with the hubby sipping tea. And any of you are welcome to come here and sit on my porch, that would be SO loverly! :)

Kim said...

Won't Christopher make such a good husband! Someday his wife will thank you for training him so well!

Anonymous said...


What a blessing it is for you to have a son to help clean your porch! He's even more of a treasure because he didn't complain when his "goofy mom" kept taking pictures of him. Little does he know that you did this because you are so proud of his hard work (or maybe he does know :).

At any rate, your front porch looks fabulous now! It looks like a very pleasant place to sit and relax in order to enjoy the outdoors. :)

Have a blessed day!


carolyn.price said...

Good-hearted boy! Want to rent him out?!?!