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.



Saturday, January 17, 2015

Using My ONE WORD Tonight

My husband is SUCH a dear!  He wanted to help me get started off right this year using my ONE WORD for 2015 which is FUN.  If you want to know why I picked this word, you can read about it here.

I found these in my Christmas stocking last month. . .
Tonight's the night!
I'm thinking of wearing these. How can a girl not have fun in red shoes!
Someone may even ask me to dance with these babies on.
But if not,
I'm going to have so much fun
because I'll be out on the town with
my baby, my sweetheart, my hubs.
He is so thoughtful. Even when we do nothing, if we're together it's special. After 33 years, I've learned that being with your love is wonderful even if you just sit and do nothing side by side, but throw in a night on the town, something that is rare for us, with lights and music and red shoes. . .
well. . .
you just never know.
One Word Fun . . .
Here I come!
Did you pick a ONE WORD?
Please do share


Thoughts for the day said...

Yes my word for the new year is HOPE. God gave me this word via a dream and it was very clear this is the word to focus on for a season in time.

Becky L. said...

My one word is mercy. I felt God gave it to me over Christmas. I need to give mercy to people when things go awry. I have used it in situations and it keeps me less stressed.

Kristin Bridgman said...

Hope and Mercy. . .wonderful words! Thanks for sharing :)

Becky L. said...

Kristin, I just did a post yesterday on my word. Finally.