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    Gretchen Crowder

    Gretchen Crowder has served as a campus minister and Ignatian educator for the Jesuit Dallas community for the last 15 years. She is also a freelance writer and speaker and is the host of Loved As You Are: An Ignatian Podcast. She has a B.S. in mathematics and a M.Ed. from the University of Notre Dame as well as an M.T.S. from the University of Dallas. She resides in Dallas, TX, with her husband, three boys, and an ever-growing number of pets.

    Leaping into Puddles

    When was the last time you jumped into a puddle? I don’t mean walking into one, gingerly hoping your socks stay somewhat dry. I mean starting about 10 feet back...

    One Egg at a Time

    I can still see him: a little boy, barely over one year old, sitting on the lawn in his plaid green overalls surrounded by little plastic Easter eggs, with...

    The Strength of My Son Shown Through His Panda Project

    The other day my inbox dinged with the announcement of a new video from my son’s second-grade account. One of the best things about parenting during this time in...

    What’s the Real Problem I Am Trying to Solve?

    One of my most challenging classes freshman year in college was physics. I remember going through class after class being completely perplexed as the professor talked about things like...

    Perspective

    Every year for the past few years, I have chosen a word of the year. I do not have an elaborate process for choosing this word. Most of the...

    Reviving Anticipation

    I have a problem with chips and salsa. During the six months that my children and I were home together all day, every day, I may have eaten a bag...