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.



Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Riddle: Who Am I?

Adam, God made out of dust,
But thought it best to make me first.
So I was made sometime before man,
To answer God’s most holy plan.
A living being I became,
And Adam gave to me my name.
I, from his presence, then withdrew,
And more of Adam I never knew.
I did my Maker’s Law obey,
Nor never went from it astray.
Thousands of miles I go in fear,
But seldom on earth do I appear.
For purpose wise which God did see,
He put a living soul in me.
The soul in me, God had fed,
Until, finally, the soul had fled.
I am the same
As when first made.
Without hands, feet, or face,
I travel on from place to place.
I labor hard by day and night,
To fallen man I give great light.
Thousands of people, young and old,
Will, by my death, great light behold.
No right or wrong can I conceive,
The Scriptures I cannot believe.
Although my name therein is found,
They are, to me, an empty sound.
No fear of death doth trouble me,
Real happiness I’ll never see.
To heaven I shall never go,
Nor to hell far below.
Now when, these lines, you slowly read,
Go search your Bible with all speed.
For that my name is written there,
I do, honestly, to you, declare…
"The answer is ONE word!"

This riddle was written by a lady in California in response to an offer from a gentleman in Philadelphia, that he would pay anyone $1,000 who could write a puzzle he could not solve. He failed to solve it and paid the money. The answer is one word and appears only four times in the Bible.


Lisa Maria said...


I'm stumped.. I was going to say Lucifer but it just didn't seem right. Are you going to put us out of our misery? ;-)

nylse said...

sometimes i'm so slow...but i dont get it...is it Spirit?
please clue me in!!!

Kristin Bridgman said...

Clue #1 : found in Genesis using the Message Bible

Clue#2 : think about lines 14-16

Stacie said...

Oh boy, this sounds like a good one! I'll have to bring my husband in on this, as he is the great riddler in our house. I'll also have to come back to this in the morning; it's too late to try to pick my brain! LOL
Thanks for the fun. :o)

Anonymous said...


Interesting, but I'm not good with riddles. I'll just come back when you decide to give us the answers, tee hee. :)

-An Ordinary Woman

Kristin Bridgman said...

The answer is. . ."whale"

Nylse said...

how do you know:
the soul fled from the whale?
to fallen man i gave great light????
to heaven i shall never go?????

Kristin Bridgman said...

The soul was Jonah while he was inside the whale. It was Jonah's soul that fled when he was deposited back to dry land.
Whales are killed for their oil, to fuel lanters, to give light.

Smithcandles said...

Here is the most interesting and accurate answer I have found to this riddle:
" "Jehovah" appears only four times in the King James Version at

Exodus 6:3, Psalms 83:18, Isaiah 12:2, Isaiah 26:4.

The sad thing is that the same word in Hebrew appears more than 6000 times in the original manuscripts, but translators chose to hide his personal name under the title "God" or "Lord" "

Personally I agree with the person that posted this answer in another forum. The Hebrew for God or Lord varies to many of God's names. Adonai(two yud's in hebrew) is used in place of God's name repeatedly in the hebrew text so is yud, vav, hey , vav which in english can translate to Jehovah, but since no one really knows the true vowels that accompany the hebrew letters Jehovah is simply a speculation.

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