About Me & My Writing

Do you believe in the Great Creator – One God Who…

Well….You do, but you’re busy, right? And perhaps you don’t give Him a ton of thought most of the time?

I understand.

Seeing the ways that God shows up – or rather – how Grace manifests itself in the nooks and crannies of our days, might seem like it takes a lot of effort.

But you probably recognize, or have experienced for yourself, how our inner life – the one that seeks connection with God – dramatically shifts when there’s a trauma or death we have to face.

In 2014, my step-sister Claudia died after fighting a post-childbirth infection. In her memory, and at the prompting of the Holy Spirit, I began this blog as a place to reflect with awe and gratitude on how, where, and why God makes His presence known to us. What I have learned is that it is often in very tiny and subtle, but supremely powerful ways.

The timeless and simple truths I’ve discovered over the last 5 years have shown me that we are all – regardless of race, gender, preferences, religion, creed, etc. – inspired by our Creator working in our lives to move a bit more toward the people we’re called to be.

Grace works on us. And as we see it, we come to know it and sense it more deeply.

Everyone is welcome here. The things that connect us – compassion, generosity, decency, goodness, and a desire for peace – are what interest me the most. My blog is a broad and generous study of God’s presence in our lives, a catalog of ways He blesses all of us, and how we can learn to keep our eyes open to see.

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Thanks again for stopping by.  Blessings and peace, today and always.


7 comments / Add your comment below

    1. Maria,

      How wonderful! I’m glad you like it and I hope you’ll enjoy it in the future as well. Please let me know if there are any topics I can write about that might minister to where you are in your life right now. Thank you very much for reaching out and have a blessed day!

      All my best,

  1. Gretchen, I’m a PEO sister and friend of your momma. I absolutely loved your thought provoking article on choosing the Significant over the Short Lived. I checked with the original poster and then posted it on a Facebook page and have had several ask if you had thought about sharing it with our magazine. Wanted to let you know your words absolutely resonated with me.

  2. Hi Gretchen, so happy to find you and your work here. We met at convention. I was with Leslie from Chapter AB. Janet Lucia. I look forward to sharing.

  3. It was so nice to meet you on Friday and spend the time sharing our journeys with writing. I love your blog site and enjoyed reading the most recent blogs. Let’s stay in touch.
    Karen Ingalls

    1. Karen,

      It was an absolute pleasure to meet you too and I deeply appreciate your words of encouragement about writing. I look forward to continuing our friendship. Thank you again!

      All my best,

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