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.



Thursday, July 5, 2012

My Soul Desire

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My Soul's Desire. . .this song says it all. . .an empty vessel to be filled by Him.
To do His perfect will.
To build His kingdom.
Not for my glory but for His.

Where is my place in all of this?
At this moment, it is within the homeless community and it is in my prayer closet.

Please click on this link
and listen to Sarah, a fellow blogger, whose place was in her room, dibilitated by a disease that kept her there, but really her place was all over the world through her laptop screen before she went to be with the Lord.  She touched many! She still does!

Where is your souls desire at this moment? I guess really, it would be anywhere we are, but is there a specific place your heart goes right to ? Don't be shy. Please do share. I would love to pray for you and that desire.


Jennie Morgan said...

James 3:13 - Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his GOOD LIFE, by deeds done in humility that comes from wisdom.

Beth Moore described this "good life" this way:
1. One that saves us from ourselves (no jealousy or selfish ambition - James 3:14)
2. One with a track record of yielding - James 3:17
3. One that is full of mercy - James 3:17
4. One that is full of good fruit - James 3:17

I just finished watching her video session for this portion of the study of James on my home computer before reading this blog. After I completed the video and taking notes, I melted in a puddle of tears crying out (literally) for God to create this kind of "good life" in me. It is my passionate longing for God to do a new work in and through me. To give me a new dream, a new passion, and new work to do for Him. THAT is my soul's desire.

Love you dear friend,

Kristin Bridgman said...

He HAS created that in you Jennie! But I will pray for that new dream, new passion, new work. You and Him make a great team! :)

Shari said...

My soul's desire is to grow my realtionship with the Lord, to be closer to Him than I could have ever imagined.

Grandma Becky said...

My soul's desire is to go to Leon, Nicaragua next year with our church group. We have a sister church there and would love to do some work there for the time we spend is short..10 days but want to bless them as I know the pastor and family. They used to be here 4 years but left to go back...long but beautiful story. Prayers for that and to continue to grow in the Lord as we all should. Thanks! P/S I followed Sarah for awhile, then just recently found out she died and went to heaven. Glad she's at peace. She was a blessing indeed.

Jedidja said...

My soul's desire is to grow in my relationship with my husband. Because our son is/was mentally ill, we were hardly up and talked only about problems. I'd really like to grow and prosper. The worries about our son will not go away but I want to grow in our marriage.

Kelli said...

My soul's desire in this moment is to take the Gospel and the love of Jesus to the slum of Reno where we live. He is working in amazing ways:) Love the link!

Wanda said...

Finding my exact place hasn't been easy but I want to give God a return on all that He has placed in me. I love the scenery in your header photo. It's looks like the perfect place to linger in the presence of the Lord. Thanks for sharing the song...it's beautiful

Kristin Bridgman said...

Shari, Becky,Jedidja, Kelli, Wanda~ I will write these down and be praying for all of you. Thank you for trusting me. What an honor to take the requests to the Lord!

Denise said...

You are such a precious blessing. My soul's desire is to be snuggled up close in my Saviours arms.