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.



Wednesday, August 24, 2011


My younger son Christopher went with me yesterday August 23, to find Richard.  He wasn't there but found Greg sitting on the park bench.  I introduced him and Christopher to each other.  I had told Greg previously that I had a wonderful story about a tree, a true story that showed the awesome power of prayer and the power of God. 

Greg asked me yesterday to share the story with him.  I told him it was kind of long and I would try to give him the shortened version.  He said, 'No, I want the whole story."  So I told him the whole story.  About 5-10 minutes after the story, he looked over at me with tears in his eyes and said to me, "I want to pray that prayer, would you pray the sinners prayer with me, I want to know that I'm saved, and that it is for real."  My heart leaped into my throat and said of course! 

We bowed our heads and we prayed together, him repeating after me.  I was fighting back the tears as I looked back up at him. He looked so peaceful!  He is saved!  Meet our new brother in Christ!  :)

Greg and me
This was taken immediately after he prayed.

Thank you all for praying for Greg. 
Please don't stop!


ells said...

Praises...all heaven rejoices..

Anonymous said...

OH THE TEARS WON'T STOP! Kristy you are such a treasure to behold. God is using you in such powerful ways. I can't wait to read the book about you. GOD is Glorified by you! I want that same humble heart my sister. Blessings to you and to Greg. I know the LORD has an amazing plan for Greg!!! And he is surely blessing the socks off of you and your ministry!! I am so very grateful to our LORD for bringing us together. HE IS SO GOOD!!

Cora said...

Kristin!!!!!! I'm waiting for the book, too. You have found your "story" and it's pouring through and out of you. Who would have thought that YOUR pain with a prodigal would all be redeemed by bringing homeless prodigals HOME to Him!!!! I'm sitting here with tears of joy and I see God smiling saying, "See????? I told you so!" My song for the day? "To God be the Glory, Great things He hath done!"

Jenn said...

OH!!! How my heart leaped for joy when I read this! And tears came to my eyes! PRAISE GOD! I will continue to pray!

Patty said...

Yay!!!!! Praise the Lord!!! I am smiling and full of joy!!! Will continue to keep praying for him!!!

Stacie said...

To God be the Glory!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Look at the way He is letting your light shine so brightly!!

God is so good. . .what a Savior!

Lisa said...

There's rejoicing in Heaven right now! Praise God!!! This is so awesome, thanks for sharing it with us, Kristin!

Shanda said...

May God bless you for letting God use use you in Greg's life. What an incredible story. I am praying now for Greg as he has begun his journey as a child of God.

Reformed rebel said...

I am Praising GOD with you Kristin!! Best news I've heard in a long time. HE does amazing and awesome things!!!


Craig said...

amazing Kristin – amazing. We all know that it's God who does the saving – but if we don't say the words – if we don't share the gospel – if you weren't so brave – this may never of happened – and it certainly wouldn't of happened now. God bless you and your faithfulness – job well done! Well done!

Lisa Maria said...

Praise God! I am praying for you and this new ministry of yours.. what fruit it is yielding already!

God bless your generous and loving heart Kristin!

Hugs from over the seas

Kristin Bridgman said...

My heart is warmed by all of you rejoicing with me. Yes, it is God who saves, I've seen God working on this man over the last month. It was such a privelege to get to share this special day with Greg. I went back today to talk about baptism and he is going to come to my church to be baptized this coming Sunday :)

As Cora said. . .To God be the glory, great things He hath done!!!

Denise said...

Rejoice! I can only imagine the celebration going on in not only your hearts but in heaven as well during this blessed time of Greg's discovery; praise God! My heart is smiling Kristin; I love the glow on both your faces! :)

lynnmosher said...

Hallelujah! Oh, Kristin, this is so awesome! I was praying for Greg yesterday. I thought this was coming. How could he not know Jesus with you spending time with him? Praise the Lord for you. Praying more for Greg. Blessings to you both!

Brandee Shafer said...

Dear Heavenly Father: Thank You so much for Kristin and the person You've made and grown her to be. Thank You for her heart in sharing You with others. I pray Your continued blessings upon her and her ministry. Thank You for Greg and his asking Your Son into his heart. I pray, Father, for Greg's baptism and growth in You. Place a hedge of protection around him and fill him with Your peace so he won't become discouraged but, instead, come to know You more fully every day. In Your name I pray, Amen.

Eileen said...

Your post brought tears to my eyes and joy to my heart. Beautiful, Kristin. Thank you for stepping out and listening to the Holy Spirit. Lives are being forever changed.

Jen said...


What a beautiful moment, and what a joy to be able to be an extension of God's hand in life of another. What a blessing!

I found your blog today through another woman's blog. I am new to the world of blogging, and I can resonate with God "suddenly" calling you to write. Recently He has placed this on my heart, and I feel like I don't even know what I am doing. I started my new blog as a place to begin and to step out in obedience to God's call. I have been praying for God's guidance in this new leading in my life. I am enjoying my blog immensely, but I realize there is so much that I don't know.

Do you have any advice or wise counsel for me as I get started in this new venture?