Author Archives: gretchenr17

About gretchenr17

Wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. Writer, farmer, fellow sojourner... at every turn I learn a bit more about God's wild mercies.

Jezebels

Have you ever met someone and thought, “If only they could use their energy and passion for something good!” It can be discouraging to watch someone consistently push and push for their perspective to become the norm, when in reality, … Continue reading

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falling again and again

I have been walking with Christ for as long as I have known my husband, it’s one of the biggest parts of my faith. My faith journey is completely separate from him but it also runs parallel with him. During … Continue reading

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keep watch

Many people have commented on how my husband and I are almost finished with our parenting role. I often reply with a smile because to me, our role is only changing. Yes, our children are going off to college within … Continue reading

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covered

For as far back as I can recall, my family has made nature a thing to study. My brother and I learned to watch clouds form, appreciate the changing of seasons, and find the wonder in how things are created. … Continue reading

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decorations

I spend a crazy amount of time planning how to decorate our century-old farmhouse when we are finished restoring it. I have many items that I have collected over the years from family members, thrift stores, and the like. I … Continue reading

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good food

When it comes to Friday and the weekend I am immediately drawn to snack foods, pizza, pop, cookies, ice cream. I want it all. I think it’s about the fact that I “deserve” a reward for surviving the week. The … Continue reading

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authentic

The older I get, the more I realize that I don’t have patience for things that are false. If something is not honest and true, long lasting, and┬áreal I don’t want it around me. My husband helped me to learn … Continue reading

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foot steps

Oh God, You are my God And I will ever praise You Oh God, You are my God And I will ever praise You I will seek You in the morning And I will learn to walk in Your ways … Continue reading

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peace by piece

In the last couple of weeks precious, priceless people in my life have had their lives shattered by emotional brokenness or irreparable loss. While I have been praying for them and those involved, I have been lifting up a prayer … Continue reading

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fluff and stuff

Dear Ones,┬áhave you ever noticed that you get distracted when you sit down to truly spend time studying Scripture, or spending time in prayer, or even trying to write in your Faith journal? Have you ever found yourself suddenly cleaning … Continue reading

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