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, October 14, 2011

Happy 30th Anniversary to Us!

My husband surprised me last year with this video he made for me for our 29th wedding
anniversary.  It was so special I thought I would watch it again as we celebrate our 30th on October 16.
You're invited to sit down and watch with me. . .
ain't love grand! :)

Happy 30th Anniversary to us! And we're still smiling :)
He who finds a wife finds a good thing, And obtains favor from the LORD.
Proverbs 18:22 (NIV)

And she who finds a good husband, finds a good thing. (KLB)

so many gifts to count as I ponder about my husband. . .

835.  his gentleness
836.  his patience
837.  his handyman's abilities
838.  his loyalty
839.  his support of anything I do
840. his caring heart
841.  his willingness to teach me over and over
842.  his dependability
843.  the way he takes care of me when I hurt or am sick
844.  his being such a good father to our boys
845.  his photogenic eye
846.  his writing ability
847.  his arms that go around me
848.  his ability to fix cars
849.  his ability to build fires
850.  his quiet nature
851.  his ability to make awesome french toast
852.  his willingness to step out of comfort zones with me
853.  his ability to put up with me for 30 years
854.  he loves me :)

Thank you Father for this man you gave me.  I love him so!

Linking with



Six minutes of love and . . . great hair.



Nylse said...

congrats...you have me beat by 9 yrs...i love long happy marriages

Jenifer said...

Congrats! Thirty years is a great accomplishment in this world today that throws marriage away. So happy for guys.

Reformed rebel said...

Great video. Congratulations Keith and Kristin on 30 years!

Lisa Maria said...

Oh what a sweet tribute and wonderful gift! I enjoyed walking down memory lane with you. Congratulations to you both and may God continue to bless and guide you as you walk holding hands on this journey.

Giving thanks with you!

Love & Hugs

Cecilia Marie Pulliam said...

I too will congratulate you! It is a great accomplishment to be together for so long.

Lisa said...

What a beautiful tribute to your wonderful husband. Happy Anniversary!

Stacie said...

Awww, that was so sweet!! Congrats on #30 and may God bless you with many, many, many more!

savedbygrace said...

Awe! This was such a sweet and thoughtful gift. God has blessed you with a good and caring man. Congratulations!

Jedidja said...

Congratulations to you both! What a beautiful video! God bless you.

Susan Rush said...

Happy Anniversary. May God bless you with 30 more years!

lynnmosher said...

Awe-some! Happy 30th anniversary! May the Lord bless you with many more!

Erin said...

What a sweet video he put together for you. And he'd do it all over again!!!! Woo hoo! I loved looking at the pics and reading your list of things that you're thankful for. You are truly blessed!

Anonymous said...

Happy 30th Anniversary--a day late, Kris and Keith! I think wedding anniversaries are the happiest of celebrations. Mack and I will be celebrating our 36th in 3 weeks if the good Lord wills. I pray for many more years of happy marriages.

Cora from Hidden Riches said...

I'm such a sucker for romance, and this just oozed with love and devotion! Such a beautiful list, Kristin, and I pray you will have so many more years of wedded bliss!!!! Loved the video!

Laura said...

Your hair was sooo big.

Kristin Bridgman said...

Thank you everyone! 30 years is easy when you have a great husband AND you have invited the Lord to be a part of the relationship.
And as for the big hair. . .it's not so big anymore :)

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

What a testimony of God's love and faithfulness! Congrats, BIG time!!!

Kay K said...

May you have many more happpy years !!! Time does fly. I aam stopping by from the multitudes on monday to view your list of thankfulness and how blessed we are to come together and share what GOD has blessed us with

Kay K said...

I wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog and I am from East KY lived there all my life until 22 years ago ...