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 16, 2013

I'm Back Cause It's Another Year!

Hey there folks,
 I fixed up my hair because this is a special day~
It's my hubby's and my 32nd wedding anniversary.
We had a shotgun wedding. I held the gun like this and he said, "I do." 

I keep it close in case he gets any funny ideas about leavin'.

I put on my best dress


and shoes just for him.
Been goin' thru my recipes to see what I can cook for that man o' mine.
O Possum Cake!
You think I'm kiddin'?

Don't ever doubt a Kentucky woman!

Nice of the birds to leave so I could get his socks clean

whew, a woman's work is never done

I hear they have machines that do this for ya. I sure hope I get one for a present!

 But I'm sure thankful his feet have been next to mine all these years!


Off to the woodpile.
we'll be warm tonight honey
don't worry hon, I'll have that rick done in no time.
ooh, a loose hair

That's better, but um. . .that ax is not a good accessory.

Whew! That's better!
Well, this chore's all done.

Just stretchin' out all the kinks
cause I gotta stay in shape for my man.
EWW EEY! Neighbors ol' hound dog stinks to high heaven!  she's done rolled in something stinky and dead.  Bella, I love ya but go take a bath!

Well hon, if ya see this, Happy Anniversary. 
32 years with ya has brought out the best in me. Can't wait to see what the next 32 years does!
I'm so thankful the good Lord brought ya to me. I thank Him every day!
I love ya honey!
Come home quick! That cake is almost done!
We's gots some celebratin' to do!
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Jen Ferguson said...

Kris, this is so fun! While I was looking at this, my husband looked over and said "What are you looking at??"

Who wouldn't appreciate you? You are amazing! Hope ya'll have a great anniversary!

Kristin Bridgman said...

Thank you sweet Jen! I think YOU are amazing! Thanks for coming over to the pond:)

Nylse said...

happy anniversary and to 32 more. this was very cute

Stacie said...

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Too funny!!! Happy anniversary, Kristin. You are a gem and I mean that.
God bless!

Musings by Robert said...

Happy Anniversary and yes the next 32 years will be great! So cute and I loved your story! What a hoot !! Oh yes, this is Hazel, I am in my husband Robert's site and too lazy to change it.

Vicky said...

Oh Kristin- this was delightful to read- so funny and cute! Happy Anniversary!!