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.



Friday, April 29, 2011


I woke up irritable today.

I think my heart was beating just a tad bit faster than ususal.

I snapped at my son.

He left for school.

I cried.

I watched the tail end of a fairy tale wedding.

I cried some more.

Today a test is being done at a medical clinic.

My mate didn't think I needed to go.

I stayed home alone.

I read my devotionals, I went into the Psalms.

I'm not alone.

And my mate is not alone.

Our Lord is with us both.

I reached up for His right hand.

Peace came in.

I opened the windows, fresh breeze blew in on me.

The sun is shining.

The birds are singing.

My heart is beating normal again.

I will apologize to my son.

I will text him, "I love you".

My mate will come home.

And no matter what,

All will be right with the world.


Cora from Hidden Riches said...

Nothing better than reaching up and finding His hand there, ready for ours. Add a breath of fresh air, breezes that blow away the clouds, and YES, all will be right. These days come -- perhaps more often than we'd like. If only I'd learn to reach for His hand first thing. Have a great weekend, Kristin! And thank you for sharing your heart!

Lisa Maria said...

Kristin.. we all have off days (you should read my post "Ever Had One of those days" yesterday). More importantly, we know that our loving God is there and we can lean on him and that He forgives us no matter what and we can find comfort in His arms.
I hope that all is well with your husband and I pray that you will both have peace in your hearts today.

Have a lovely weekend.. praying for you!

Love & Blessings

Jenn said...


Praying for you...glad you found the Lord in your distress. He is always ready to pour out His peace on us if we only seek it!

Praying for both you and Keith.

Lisa said...

Aren't you thankful you have a place to turn when you are having an off day? All we have to do is look up. Aren't you're right, all is ok because God is in control. Many blessings!

Kristin Bridgman said...

Thank you so much. The day got much better while it was still just me and the Lord. Then my husband came home and said he was given a clean bill of health. Just a fatty cyst that they said is no big deal. PTL!

Jenn, good to see you again! :)

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Praise the Lord that it was nothing. Oh, don't we worry for nothing so many times. I do the same thing over and over. When will I learn?

You kept pressing in to God, that is exactly what we are to do.