Monthly Archives: March 2008


I know yesterday was Easter, and I’m all the way in Minnesota…and I’m sure it’d be nice to write about the Easter I had hear…but I’m not going to. Instead, I’m going to write about the Easter I had last year at the Chapman Ranch. Because I’ve been thinking about it a lot. I really loved that weekend. It was amazing. In all my memories of being at the Chapman’s this is by far my favorite. But just for the record: all of the times I’ve been there are times I have felt so close to the Lord. That place is an Oasis I tell ya. Kudos Chapman Family!

The excitement really began the night before Easter…Easter-Eve if you will 🙂
We spent the evening at the cabin watching fire tricks.

Even though we stayed up really late, we were still determined to get to the mountain and see the sunrise in the morning. It was SO worth it!

It was kinda funny because when we got up there, we saw that the cows were not very happy that we had taken over their territory, even momentarily.

The Donkeys were friendly though!

It was an Easter Service like no other! We had music…

The Word…

and the opportunity to remember that the Lord is faithful to all generations!

And when the sun rose; we all stood in AWE!


Posted by on March 25, 2008 in Uncategorized


Snow melting in Willmar

Spring is finally creeping in; the ice melting on the lakes is amazing. I am so glad. I went for a little drive today; it was so fantabulous! My Nikon loved it!

So…here’s my update for everyone who wants to know: just last week I was in the hospital for about 6 days. It was kind of expected but, as usual, disappointing. I’m back now though and I’m feeling…actually, I don’t know how I’m feeling.

I ended up having to quit my job at the coffee shop. Mainly because I just don’t think it a wise idea to continue working one full time job, a part time job, and all my medical treatments. I need to remember why I’m here in this place. I’m here to serve the Lord and trust that He will provide the resources for me to live while I do that. The other reason for my step away from the coffee scene is because of my hopes for the coming months….

Some of you have already heard, so I apologize for the redundancy, but for those of you who have not…here’s the scoop:
The ministry is considering me for a full-time team for August 2008 to August 2009. I would be doing a lot of the same type of ministry I have done over the summers, only I would be touring mostly across the nation (and at least one overseas tour). I have always wanted to be on such a team with this ministry but the door has never been opened to me. Since it looks to be opening now, I want to be in good health for that tour, so I need to pay more attention to it now if I want to be in tip-top shape by then.

Anyway, that’s what’s going on in the life of the Gretch.

I love all of you and I am so thankful for you in my life…even if we are miles, and miles…and miles apart. I pray you are all doing well and that the Lord is blessing you daily. Thank you for your prayers and your partnership with me in this ministry.

I thank my God every time I remember you!



Posted by on March 19, 2008 in Uncategorized