Welcome, sweet friend. I am so glad you found your way here. I hope you’ll stay for a minute. Take off your shoes, cozy up with a cup of coffee (or two), and let’s share our stories.

I’m Greer. A weird name that gets weird looks. Church meet and greet is my least favorite thing in the world. I use my husband’s name for take-out orders. I automatically start by spelling my name out when calling the doctor’s office. But it’s my name and, unusual or not, I’m learning to embrace it as part of who I am. That’s how we do things here.

I’m in my mid-twenties (when did it become socially unacceptable to share your age once you become an adult?) and making life with my gallant, school-teacher husband in a small Colorado mountain town. Some days I accompany for his choirs or theater productions, some days I nanny for small children, some days I teach piano lessons, and all days I write.

Wholeness. That is my word. I write about it in a million words in a hundred different ways, but if I sifted them down to discover their true essence wholeness would be the word that fell out at the bottom. Because at the end of the day we’re all fragmented people stumbling through this crazy world, trying to make something beautiful out of all the mixed up pieces of our lives. We’re all craving wholeness.

It’s not an easy path to walk down, this wholeness journey. Trust me, I’ve been on it for a while. Because to be whole means we have to learn to look at our entire story, to examine our true hearts, to discover who it is God made us to be, and to embrace fully the life we’ve been given to live. But at the end of this road there’s freedom and confidence and belonging and purpose and that elusive abundant life we’ve all heard so much about. So come on, let’s do this together.


I can’t wait to get to know you better. Let’s connect on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter – or maybe you’d like to sign up below to receive regular email updates from me directly to your inbox? The journey toward wholeness is not something we can do on our own, so why don’t you join the tribe and we can do it together?

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    Liebster Award | Sincerely, Samanda
    April 20, 2015 at 11:58 pm

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    July 26, 2015 at 3:52 am

    I love your “Year in Photo” Posts! And reading your work truly inspires me to get on the bandwagon of… photo journalism! It looks beautiful where you live, I too live in a Small town, about 40 miles East of the Rocky Mountains. Great places for photos! Cheers!

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      July 26, 2015 at 4:04 am

      Thanks for stopping by! I’m looking forward to exploring your blog!

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        July 26, 2015 at 4:13 am

        Thank You! It is a work in progress, and someday I’ll get there! 🙂

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          July 26, 2015 at 4:14 am

          That’s definitely where mine is too!

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    January 30, 2016 at 3:20 pm


    I love following your blog & I’m not sure if this is your kind of thing but I have nominated you for The Liebster Award! If you want to read more about it & participate, I wrote about it (& linked to your blog) in the post below:


    I totally understand if ‘award posts’ are not your thing – I just love the community & getting to know each other aspects!

    Thanks for doing what you do!


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    Carolina Cisneros
    February 16, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    Excited to see come across your blog, Compel friend. Have a blessed rest of your week!

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    March 14, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    Hey compel friend! I look forward to reading your current and future posts!

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    April 1, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    That’s so beautiful! Love it! I will definitely join the hunt!

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      April 2, 2016 at 10:24 am

      Thanks Abbey! I’m glad you’re here!

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    August 26, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Hey, Greer! My name is Bill Ernstberger and, like you, my name has meaning as well. You see, Ernstberger is German and means “high place.” I am 76 years of age. I can assure you I’ve been seeking that high place for the last 50 years at least. All to no avail…

    Greer, you need to stop bad-mouthing your abilities. Don’t do that. There will be plenty of people that will be all too happy to do it for you.

    Your writing is quite good, clear, concise, grammatically right on, and you’ve a smile that would light up a very dark room.

    So, be good to yourself. Don’t go crazy with self-adulation. Just an occasional self-constrained compliment, now and again. That should help to keep the hob-goblins in tow.

    God bless.


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    August 26, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    Glad to find your blog today. Will be visiting soon. 😉

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      September 6, 2016 at 10:19 am

      Wonderful, glad you’re here!

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