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Take the bench when He offers it with great joy, dear friends. It is His grace to show you your limitations, because in them you will be able to see more fully that He has none. And as Paul learned to rejoice in His weaknesses because in them He knew the grace of God more completely, may we rejoice in our limitations and see with heaven-set eyes that only He can do it all. The bench just might be the place you need to see this from.

December 5, 2016  - By Well-Watered Women



If you were to flip through my journal and glance at the past few months, you would see entry after entry of heartache, desperation, and longing. The past 100 days have been filled with trial, suffering, and trudging through a dark valley. Yet, through it all, Jesus has been so faithful. Here’s a bit of my story. – Gretchen

November 14, 2016  - By Well-Watered Women

When Darkness Seems to Hide His Face

Biblical Womanhood

Good = morally excellent; virtuous; righteous; profit or advantage, worth; benefit

“I say to the LORD, ‘You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.'” Psalm 16:2

May 4, 2016  - By Well-Watered Women

Re-defining Good


Grab a cup of coffee and meet Becky Bennett, today’s “A Life Lived Beautifully” feature!

April 1, 2016  - By Well-Watered Women

A Life Lived Beautifully: Becky Bennett

Well-Watered Women Interview

Is your heart weary today? Does your soul feel broken, shattered from the trials of life? Let us remember His nail pierced hands that bear the marks of suffering so that we might be able to walk in eternal life. No heart, no body, no mind has ever been broken to the degree of being unfixable by the hands of our wounded Savior.

August 3, 2015  - By Well-Watered Women

The Beauty of Broken Praise

Biblical Womanhood

Comfort is a peculiar concept. Even just this afternoon, I couldn’t wait until I could change into my comfy clothes after a day of travel and work. Comfort in many ways represents rest for us safety and security. Comfort is most often the road that leads to spiritual satisfaction that turns into spiritual complacency and ends up in the dead end of spiritual ineffectiveness. It is a downward spiral crafted by this world to make us crave the temporary and miss the eternal in today. Satan wants us to jump on the comfort bandwagon. There is no thrill, no risk, no extreme life lessons in comfort, just soft t-shirts, cozy bedspreads, hot showers, and bowl full of mac n’ cheese (all the things I run to when I just want to be comfortable).

May 17, 2015  - By Well-Watered Women

Abandoning Comfort For Reckless Abandon


Good = morally excellent; virtuous; righteous; profit or advantage, worth; benefit “I say to the LORD, ‘You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.’” Psalm 16:2 My brain has been trying to understand the goodness of God lately. When doubt arises, there is a conflict between my definition of good versus Scripture’s definition. In many ways, they don’t […]

December 15, 2014  - By Well-Watered Women

Re-defining Good

Studying the Bible

Reading: Ruth 1:3-5 Good Morning Ladies! Below is a post written from my sweet Momma two years ago. She was in the hospital due to numerous health complications, and in many ways I felt my world was crumbling. I received the news that she was in ICU on my way home from my honeymoon and spent the […]

September 9, 2014  - By Well-Watered Women

Ruth Day 2: Hopeless to Hopeful

Studying the Bible

The sky grew black as the sun hid behind the horizon. The entire world was about to change. The disciples had just finishing reclining at the Passover with Jesus and were still thinking about his words. “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.” What did Jesus mean? How was […]

June 12, 2014  - By Well-Watered Women

Mended {Day 23}

Studying the Bible

Grab your 1 Peter reading guide here!   Meriam Ibrahim, a Christian woman in Sudan, was sentenced to death for her faith this week. 8 1/2 months pregnant with her second child, she sits in shackles at this very moment waiting for a trial that will cost her life. Her husband, Daniel, a believer as […]

May 23, 2014  - By Well-Watered Women

A Gracious Thing {Day 10}

Studying the Bible

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