My name is Marie Gregg and I’m not an expert. In anything. I’m simply here to share the journey with you. And this journey? It can be rough, full of things like disappointments, hardships, sorrow. But it can also be amazing, full of beauty and joy. We swing on the pendulum between the rough and the amazing. And so I write about the swinging. I write about my weakness, my struggle with chronic illness (physical and mental), my imperfections and my deep need for Jesus. It is my goal to be transparent, to let you know that you are not alone. (And make you laugh from time to time).
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My husband, Chris, and I met when my mom brought him home one night. (True story). I was supposed to introduce him to my friends, as he was newly transplanted from Alaska. We dated for a couple of weeks and then he dumped me. Coldly. (He will never hear the end of this). But we got back together (there was a New Year’s Eve party and a dress and ex-boyfriend involved). By the grace of God we celebrate an anniversary every June.
We live in North Idaho with two dogs, Benny and Blue. Chris is the human resources manager at our local hospital. Due to ongoing health struggles, in June 2017 I left my job as a part-time technical services clerk for the library district and am now an author/awesome homemaker/professional sick person. We are both active lay leaders in the Church of the Nazarene (Chris in music and children’s ministry; me in adult small groups and prayer ministry), enjoy taking long walks around the neighborhood and can hold entire conversations consisting of nothing but movie quotes or lines from Saturday Night Live sketches.
After studying journalism for three years and discovering that I did not want to be wedded to feverish deadlines, I took a four-year break from school, finally graduating in 2011 from Regent University with an undergraduate degree in theology. There’s nothing I like better than studying the Scriptures. My second-favorite thing is laughing. We’re never going to get through this life if we don’t find the humor in it.
Nobody is meant to go it alone. Let’s walk this road together.