Sherri Gragg

Juggler of words and children…collector of pottery shards

Dear Gabby

Dear Gabby, I can’t imagine what it is like to have worked so hard for so long, and sacrificed so much to have a legion of people who have done … Continue reading

August 15, 2016 · 7 Comments

Jesus Calling: My Guest Blog Post

My oldest daughter is graduating from high school in 5 days. I am stunned how quickly the last eighteen years have slipped through my fingers. Recently, the good people at … Continue reading

May 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Remedy of Remembrance- Pondering the Decalogue During Lent

Years ago, I had a tiny Yorkshire Terrier, and for reasons I can’t fathom or remember now, I named her Whitney. Such an absurd name for a dog. I remember … Continue reading

March 7, 2016 · Leave a comment


The kids have left for school and I am sitting at my kitchen table, littered with junk mail and the crumbs from breakfast. The finish on the huge farm table … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · 4 Comments

Beautiful Imperfection

For just a moment, I remembered it- the image of my perfect life.  Manicured lawn.  My home- clutter free, clean, well decorated…serene.  Well-behaved, responsible children who are, you know, keeping … Continue reading

November 9, 2015 · 2 Comments

A Seed Well Sown

I sat on her bed for a moment this morning after she zoomed down the street in her little red Fiat, ACDC blaring from the speakers while Crime and Punishment … Continue reading

September 10, 2015 · 3 Comments

To The Woman Who Yelled At My Barista

To The Woman Who Yelled at My Barista, I wasn’t there this morning when you took your pent up rage out on my barista. I arrived after you left, just … Continue reading

September 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

From Wastelands to Abundance

I love Psalm 130. The first verse just jumps right in. The Pslamist doesn’t waste time figuring out the “correct” way to approach his Creator. There is no flowery, formal … Continue reading

August 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

Did You Know?

Did you know… That no matter what anyone says- Slander.  Gossip.  Condemnation.  No matter what anyone does- Rejection.  Betrayal.  Abuse.  That no matter how others see you- Worthy or unworthy. … Continue reading

August 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

What If…

What if… You looked into the darkest places.  The moments seared by grief.  The long, weary nights, drenched in tears.  What if… You paused in front of the gaping moments … Continue reading

July 31, 2015 · 1 Comment