Gretchen Saffles, Author at Well-Watered Women

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Deep breath in, deep breath out. 2019 is finally here. There’s something exciting and refreshing about a new year. The air seems a little crisper and the sun seems to shine a little brighter. If you go to a restaurant you’re more likely to find a plethora of salads being served as people embark on […]

January 2, 2019  - By Gretchen Saffles

New Year, Same God, Ever-changing You


Merry Christmas Today, as you gather around a twinkling Christmas tree, cozy up by a glowing fire, and light a warmly scented candle, praise God for visible reminders of the Light of the World—Jesus. The sun rose this morning just like it did the day Jesus was born, and the sun will set in the […]

December 25, 2018  - By Gretchen Saffles

The Dawn of Grace: the Light of the World Has Come

Studying the Bible

Every year I find myself glued to the TV screen watching a cheesy Hallmark Christmas movie. Within the first five minutes I can usually gauge what the characters will be like, who will end up falling in love with whom, and how the ending will turn out—which we all know is “happily ever after.” Even […]

December 10, 2018  - By Gretchen Saffles

What Jesus Offers That Hallmark Movies Can’t


Every year, amidst the cheerful tunes ringing throughout stores, the twinkling lights adorning the rooftops, and the comforting scent of cookies baking, there always seems to be a “scrooge” I come across who crushes the joy of the season. It could be a family member who refuses to crack a smile beneath the scowl on […]

November 26, 2018  - By Gretchen Saffles

Eyes That See: Loving the Ungrateful During the Holidays


I was ten years old when I first started keeping a journal. I’ll spare you the details of what I wrote in this first journal, but it was far from a Christ-centered record of life. The topics frequently covered were: the boys I liked, the friends I had, and what I did on that particular […]

November 6, 2018  - By Gretchen Saffles

Five Reasons to Journal Daily

Studying the Bible

Two years ago, while everyone was sipping their pumpkin spice lattes and taking pictures in pumpkin patches, I was at home sinking into a deep depression following a surgery that didn’t go as planned. What was supposed to be a routine operation left me sick beyond belief, resulting in an anxious and fearful heart. Many […]

October 17, 2018  - By Gretchen Saffles

Dying Beautifully and Living Joyfully


When my husband and I were first married we travelled to Hawaii for our honeymoon. As young explorers do, we set out to experience all Hawaii had to offer. While visiting Maui, we decided to wake up early one morning and go watch the sunrise on Haleakala. Arriving at the top of the massive volcano, […]

October 9, 2018  - By Gretchen Saffles

Dawn of Grace: The Light of the World Has Come


Are you flourishing? If I were to describe my life on a daily basis, the word “flourishing” would most likely not make the list. Overwhelmed, busy, and tired would find their way to the top, while life-giving words like flourish, abundant, and thriving would often fall to the bottom of the list. However, Scripture clearly […]

August 28, 2018  - By Gretchen Saffles

Flourish This Fall: Practical Tips to Thrive, Not Just Survive in Transition

Biblical Womanhood

We’ve all been there: spending too much time on our phones and too little time in the present moment. For such a small device that can fit in the palms of our hands, it’s amazing how much power our phones or tablets have over our hearts. I’m a firm believer that we don’t have to […]

June 19, 2018  - By Gretchen Saffles

How to Cultivate a Life-Giving Phone (free guide!)


What’s that one thing you despise on your to-do list every time you see it? For me, it has always been laundry. It almost never gets marked off of the to-do list because the basket is never-ending and the need for clean clothes is ever-present. Each morning I get dressed and then place the soiled […]

May 31, 2018  - By Gretchen Saffles

Missional Laundry: Where the Gospel Meets the Mundane


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