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 19, 2011


On this Simply Wonderful Saturday, I would like to welcome you to our home...please come in. I hope as you reach the bottom you will have a feel of home by being here.  Home to me is beautiful whether it is a huge home, small bungalow, apartment, mobile home, etc. 

It's not the words but the actions, attitudes, and fruit of the Spirit within the walls that make it a home.  Love makes it a home.  Love is beautiful.  These words just convey what we believe, how we feel, and I pray it gives you all a welcoming, loving feeling. 
This is what we 
With Christ in our hearts, we have the privelege to come before Him. . .
In amongst the
We. . .
for. . .
With these letters, we can form
messages to each other. . .

Words in the Bible tell us. . .
With Jesus, we can have
Home is where you find

It's a place where we can. . .
To. . . 

. . . . .

Words are important.  Words convey. Words inspire. Words can hurt.  Words can heal.

But the most beautiful Word of all is stated in
John 1:1
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
Simply Beautiful!

Thank you for coming to my home, please feel free to come back anytime!

linking with Jenn at


Jenn said...

This is a simply Beautiful post! Loved it!

Kathleen said...

What a beautiful post! And so very true - it is not what is in the house, but what is in the hearts of those in the house that make it a home!

Lisa Maria said...

What a creative way to use your "words'! Loved it. Hope you have a great weekend.

Love & Blessings

Kristin Bridgman said...

Thank you girls! Jenn's "Simply Saturdays" have gotten my creative juices flowing, I love it! Now I'm not only looking for the unwrapped gifts (1000 blessings) but now I'm looking for opportunities to share through the camera lens:)
Thanks for stopping by!

Laura said...

I wish I could drop by for a visit with you in your lovely home this afternoon. Your home has always been a welcoming place - full of love. As your sister, I can attest to that! (This is your sister; I don't know why it says "Laura.")

Kristin Bridgman said...

Hey KIM! I wish you could drop in too! Maybe this summer?
Love you!