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, August 5, 2011


WARNING!  This post may have simspellings, run-on sentences, or punctiona errors, just so you know. . .

This is me.  Well. . .no, it's a squirrel but he looks like he has about as much energy as I do.  It's hot!  Do you think he is hot?  OK. . .I am not an animal.

This is more like me. . .

No, this is not me either, but this is me.  It's hot, I might be vitamin deffecient, who knows?  It could be the middle age boogers creeping up on me. I know I could do more exercising but I just don't seem to have the get up and go to kick up my legs, bend my waist low, to sit up, push up, pull up and sometimes to just stand up!  I just know I have no energy.  I'm not a coffee drinker.  That would be tea in that cup up there, if that was my cup;

Needless to say, I'm not up to writing much of a post today )can you tell?(  as I am so heavy eyed "so foggy" brained! I can hardly #see the keyssS on my boar7d.

I know it's not time to be sleeeeeeping, but I thinkkkkk i am going to hvave to go for now before i look like hhtis perons pu htere...maybe i will tyr to do one sit somethinhdg...or i may just sit,
I think i beter go before   iiii'm completelyy gone/

i'll tyr agian laterrrrrrrrrrrr 


Lisa said...

Lol, Kristin. Go take a nap. :)

Laura said...

Hey, don't complain too much about the heat! :) It's 110 in Norman!

Karen said...

The picture of the squirrel is hilarious! I know what you mean about dragging, ready for a little get up & go. Might help if I get out of this computer chair. Hope you get some much needed rest & gain the needed energy.

Nylse said...

snap out of it....:)

My daily walk in His grace! said...

Hi Kristin - Very interesting post - sounds like you could use some refreshing in a cool pool. Have an awesome, hopefully cooler weekend.
God bless
ps: love the squirrel - animals really know how to chill

Cora said...

I just love that squirrel!!!! Might as well be ME, too. If it weren't for a thunderstorm right now, It would be HOT HOT HOT here, too. In about a half an hour, though, the steam will be rising, and. . . . Oh, I just thank God for air conditioning. Some days we move well, some days we don't! At my age, there are more of the latter and more spelling errors, and less typing abilities!!!!

Jennie Morgan said...

Who knew! Not only have you become a writer but a comedian too!!!! This was very funny!!

Lisa Maria said...

Lordy!! I know that squirrel probably has it better than most.. he gets to chill and maybe a nut or two will fall around him! Thanks for making me laugh!

We had some H-O-T days around here too.. the weather systems in the Atlantic tend to pull all of our rain clouds into them as they get closer (imagine hanging out clothes that get dried before the next load gets hung!)

Today though... pouring rain! My girls wanted to go run in it.. nothing like playing in the heavy showers!

I hope your nap refreshes you... if not you could always bathe in the hose??? A nice alternative for us around here.

Love & Hugs

Lisa said...

You're so funny! I hope you get some rest in a cool spot!

Healing Morning said...

This was delightful, beginning w/ the squirrel photo! Whomever captured that image is a genius - I don't believe I have ever witnessed a squirrel that mellow. They're normally all hyper and bouncing all over the place, so that photo gave me a chuckle. The rest of the post? I found myself nodding in complete understanding w/ you. I think we all have those moments, and it was fun to read your experience. The heat...oh my word...it is enervating, to say the least. I am more than ready for fall weather. Thanks for the fun post, Kristin! It made me smile. :)



Makes me long for autumn. Thanks for the laugh.


Anonymous said...

Fish Oil. That and a gook multi vit. along with B. Gives a gal a lot of energy!! :)

Life begins at 40. That makes me almost 8 ! LOL Have a wonderful, restful weekend!!

Kristin Bridgman said...

Thanks everyone! My husband took that picture of the squirrel. Do you think he is hot, bored, or going through menapause? That would make him a she, wouldn't it:) I think the latter may be what's going on with me. I'm at that age now. Signs are pointing in that direction. I may be heading to the store for those vitamins and fish oil!