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, August 15, 2014

Like No Other

He will come down like rain.
Psalm 72:6
I needed refreshment like no other than from the Lord Himself. I was drained to the point of tears. I was tired! I took a break and rested in the arms of my Savior. And He came down like rain and watered my soul, refreshed my spirit and dried my tears.
None of life's circumstances changed but I can testify to there is a rest in Him like no other. I was dry inside and He watered me with this gentle rain like no other.
It is so comforting to have a relationship with the God of this world, the One who knows me so well, the One I call Lord, to be able to repeat these words. . .
"You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise, you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely. You hem me behind and before and you lay your hand upon me.
Psalm 139:1-4
My husband knows me well, but still not like this. Only from the Lord can we find complete rest. In Him, the One who completely knows us from head to toe because He created us. And so He loves more than any other, like no other.
There will be other days I feel drained I'm sure of this. But He is always there. He never leaves. He truly is like no other.
"I sought the Lord and He heard me and delivered me. . .
Psalm 34:4
I am ready to hit the world again, to open my arms and to 
"serve the Lord with gladness."
Psalm 100:2
Because You are my help, I will sing in the shadow of Your wings.
Psalm 37:1
Oh give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good: because His mercy endureth forever.
Psalm 118:1
Do you need to seek refuge?
Go to the One who is like no other-
(Can you tell I spent time in His Word, a lot of time in the Psalms? It's a good place to start when you're tired.)
. . .like no other.


Stacey said...

Beautiful and very much needed!! My heart needed to hear this today.


Susan Shipe said...

David knew what it meant to be dry and then watered by the King of kings. Beautifully written, Kristin.

Kristin Bridgman said...

Thank you ladies~

Hazel Moon said...

I am so glad you are refreshed and that ole zip is back!

Kristin Bridgman said...

Me too Hazel! :)