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, October 5, 2011

Chris Bridgman: A Story

Prodigalism hurts a family.
   God heals this precious younger son of mine who was left behind along with mom and dad.   
       Trusting in God's timing for another testimony to come. . .

For now. . .Praising God for this precious testimony.

I am so proud of him! Christopher is now 18 years old and attending Western Kentucky University.  He is declaring Religious Studies as his major.


Hugh said...

I'm proud to be part of the family. Way to tell it like it is, Chris.

Lisa said...

Wow! That is amazing! Wow!

Reformed rebel said...

Awesome testimony!! Praise the Lord!!

Jedidja said...

So amazing

ells said...

beautiful...praying with you...the same God...the same Spirit...will call Tim home to Himself...finding peace and rest for his soul.

Lisa Maria said...

Oh Kristin.. I can't tell you how this has touched me. I will be sending it to my daughter at university in Florida, she's really struggling and our conversation last night really burdened my heart.

Praise God for this wonderful young man. I listened to him and my heart ached for his pain and yours, yet you cant help but see his joy in rediscovering God.

From the horse's mouth.. you're an amazing Mom and you must be so proud! Still praying for Tim and I know God is working behind the scenes.

Love & Hugs

Erin said...

I am just weeping as I rejoice for you. What a comfort as a mom to have a prodigal return to his first love, God! This video is a very powerful tool that will reach people and comfort parents. I too, have a prodigal. And no matter how much is right in the rest of the world, while my prodigal is away, my world isn't completely right. Thank you for giving me hope and a dream to hold on to!

Kristin Bridgman said...

Thank you all for praising with me. There will come a day when we will be rejoicing in another's testimony, I know it!
I'm praying for your daughter, Lisa.
Erin...this was not my prodigal, this is my younger son who was left behind with dad and me.
We will keep hoping and praying together for our sons. We will see that dream come true!!!