Author Archives: Victoria Grefer

About Victoria Grefer

Victoria is a New Orleans girl, born and raised, with an appreciation for the charm of the Deep South. She has a bachelor's degree in Spanish and English and a master's degree in Spanish literature, all from the University of Alabama. From the age of six she dreamed of becoming a writer, and her writing career begin in the third grade with a series of stories about herself and her friends solving mysteries. She self-published the Herezoth trilogy between 2012 and 2014 and is working on its second edition. She is soon to be a graduate student of theology.

XLV. My Lord, how cruel my heart, which You should own!

Then the boy’s father cried out, “I do believe, help my unbelief!” Mk 9:24 My Lord, how cruel my heart, which You should own! How swift to overlook what You endured: The nails; the whips that cut, exposing bone; The … Continue reading

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XLIV. I long for mission, seeking Him to serve

But the one who perseveres to the end will be saved. -Mt 24:13 I long for mission, seeking Him to serve. How then fear I the tasks He may appoint? He gives to need, beyond all we deserve, For with … Continue reading

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XLIII. Lord, was I on Your mind that fearful day?

“Those passing by reviled him, shaking their heads and saying, ‘You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself, if you are the Son of God, (and) come down from the cross!’” Mt 27:39-40 Lord, … Continue reading

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XLII. Who am I, Lord, to hold onto the past?

“For you did not receive a spirit of slavery, to fall back into fear. But you received a spirit of adoption, through which we cry, ‘Abba, Father!’” –Rm 8:15 Who am I, Lord, to hold onto the past, And taunt … Continue reading

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XLI. How truly late I’ve loved You, faithful God!

Late have I loved Thee, O Beauty ever ancient, ever new! –St. Augustine, Confessions How truly late I’ve loved You, faithful God! How long I saw Your beauty and Your grace And gave but part of me, ignoring prod To … Continue reading

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XL. When years ago, so far from hope and home

“So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Mt 5:48 When years ago, so far from hope and home, I felt adrift and begged, Lord, your direction, Unsure of when to move or where to roam, I had … Continue reading

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XXXIX. What God is this, who e’er ignores my pleas

“Your Father knows what you need before you ask him. This is how you are to pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name…” Mt 6:8-9 What God is this, who e’er ignores my pleas Each time I beg for … Continue reading

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