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I am a graduate of art school (hopefully paid off by year 2067) who married my high school sweetheart, had many random jobs and ended up driving a minivan with our 4 children 7 and under and our dog Moose. I write and create most days during the kids naps...

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  1. Wow! What an amazing story of grace! Praise God that He led you to graceful, loving Christians. Now you can do the same for another searching soul whose path to faith is also a bit wonky.

    I pray can demonstrate such grace.

    Bless you.

  2. Nope – never in a straight line, and ALWAYS for purpose. Your daughter…He used her for purpose…and every speck of how she was created. It’s all for Him. Each bit of it is a part of your story. Receive the grace.

    Rich blessings as you learn more about His love for you, Greta…

  3. This was truly inspirational! I hope to be like these people you describe–the ones who loved you right into Jesus’ arms. THANK YOU for sharing your story.

  4. This is the most beautiful, transparent, hope filled, encouragingthing I’ve ever read. Thank you.

  5. love love love! i didn’t know you then… and i only knew pieces of your testimony. i’m so encouraged by our God who pursued you & Sam in such a real way, and in the way you both continue to pursue knowing Him & His Truth today! thanks for writing this, greta!! (you’re big time, by the way- i know someone almost famous!!) : )

    • Okay sorry to cause tears but that is the best compliment I may ever have received. I’ve always wanted to be able to write in a way that makes people FEEL.

  6. I’m so thankful for your willingness to really throw it all out there in such an honest way. I am encouraged by you and your willingness to put all of your trust in our Lord, whom you have only known briefly. Thanks for your words Greta! You’re an amazing momma.

  7. I love the tender, beautiful wooing of your heart to Him,and the way His love was poured out on You through His sons and daughters. Thank you for this beautiful truth of how He comes for us, never leaving our side, no matter what journey we are on. I am personally so thankful for how He has stuck by me, and I am filled with His grace again through your reminder in this post. Thank you.

  8. your heart here on screen is as beautiful as it was the day you first told me this story, sitting on your floor.

    i love that you don’t put the heavy makeup of Christian cliches all over your story … His grace has such natural beauty, and your telling of His love is the very best kind of truth.

    love to you, friend.

  9. Thank you for your story. I connect with it on so many levels (growing up Catholic, pregnant out of wedlock, and feeling less than adequate to receive God’s grace)… I am ever-so-thankful to hear how your path led to what I hope mine will. Again, thank you for sharing your heart.

  10. That was beautiful. I read it to my husband who I don’t normally read posts to – and he said that was very well written.
    May you continue to walk with Him and many blessings,

  11. You were finally surprised by grace and acceptance…and it led you to the Savior. I’m so glad He led you to Himself in spite of the barriers put up by people.

  12. I think the barriers come when you don’t know the truth of God’s words so there is nothing to ground you in the Gospel. I’m so thankful I was encouraged to do bible studies so I could learn for myself who God is, and isn’t:)

  13. What a magnificent testimony! Thank you for sharing so vulnerably of God’s grace and restoration and the love you received from His people when you expected the opposite. This encourages my heart. Even more grace and peace to you in Jesus!

  14. Greta, I’ve read many of your blog posts and have been moved by your words countless times. But right now tears are streaming down my face and I’m not even sure why. Because I didn’t know you then and I love who you are now and I see the power of grace in your life? Because I wish that I felt His love as much as I see it in the truth of your story? I’m not sure, but I obviously needed my soul stirred and I’m so thankful for your heart in this post.

  15. Greta,
    Oh, I liked this post, a lot, a lot, a lot. Hope you don’t mind, but I’m leaving a link at my place so people can find their way back here.

  16. I have been following your blog this year and have been an admirer of your writing and wit but this testamony has been the best. Thankyou for directing me to it through your blog. I am also a commited Christian and my most exciting revelation was when in the depths of depression I read the passage about how God loves us so much that he knows every hair on our head. How awesome is that when we don’t even know how many hairs are on our childrens heads. Imagine the sacrifice of his son who died for us. I just find the love of God to be so all encompassing and comforting. thank you for sharing your story love Deanne Bevan

  17. Greta,
    You are amazing! Your writing always speaks to me! Our Father always brings it! Thanks for sharing your story!
    Luv u,
    Lisa Haaase

  18. Thank you. Thank you for your genuineness. Your children are blessed to have a mommy like with your story, your experiences, your authentic faith.