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, September 30, 2011

Update on Homeless Family

This is an amazing anwer to prayer for this homeless family from the previous post. . .

They received their notice that last night was their last night at Salvation Army.  Prayers from all of you went up and the Dad received two job offers today.  Permanent jobs!  I think he is taking them both. One is a night shift. 

They were about to lose their phone service as they owed over $400 on back bills.  Someone stepped forward and payed that bill off for them! 

Someone stepped forward and gave them gas money to get them through until a paycheck comes in! 

Someone stepped forward and bought 7 bags worth of food for them!

Someone stepped forward and gave them a care package along with a Wal-Mart gift card.

Salvation Army gave them two more weeks of stay! They were extremely happy and very grateful and I could hear the relief in the voice. 

It warms my heart to see people who have never met this family to step up and pray earnestly for them.  And for people to step up and give sacrificially and from the heart.  I believe huge seeds were planted here and I believe with all my heart this family will pay it foward some day.  Isn't this what it is all about people?  Out of love for our Lord, we reach out and touch and love others who are needing it at the moment.  Last week they were in a deep hole and feeling despair.  Today they are smiling, feeling some relief and seeing the light at the top. 

Please keep praying for this family.  They are still needing to get into some kind of a home.  I can't wait to see how God provides an answer to this one!


Reformed rebel said...

Wow! God is so Awesome!! Love hearing of all the wonderful things He does. I know the home will come!
Have a great day Kristin...Chelle

Nylse said...

i've been so touched by this, that i wanted you to know i'm writing a post on my blog to let others know what you are doing and how God is working.

All praise to Him.

Kristin Bridgman said...

He is awesome, isn't He?! :)

Thank you Nylse for sharing. I tried to comment on your blog, but it does not seem to take. A homeless woman told me today that just a smile and a hug would do wonders for her. . . (she got it :)

You are so right, All Praise to Him!!!

Brandee Shafer said...

Thank You, Father. And thank you, Kristin, for this amazing update.

Recovering Church Lady said...

You are my hero!

Tracy said...

Hi Kristin - God is so good - all the time - and as you say, many seeds have been planted. God is using you to impact people who some of society has forgotten or choose to ignore. May He strengthen you to continue this fight for their souls.
God bless

Lisa Maria said...

Dearest Kristin

I'm so far behind and trying hard to catch up on my reading. So glad I could come and be blessed at your place. I thank God for you and the way He is using you to help others. Look at what fruit your love for Him is producing! I am so proud to be called your friend. I will, indeed, be praying for these people. God bless all the generous hearts out there who have stepped up and ministered to the Body of Christ. Whether this family believes in Him or not, God loves them too and I hope they come to see this through the actions of His people.

Love & Hugs