Author Archives: Janie Giebelhaus

About Janie Giebelhaus

Janie is a 24 year old dreamer living in Northern California. She aims to see and show beauty, and has FOUND the most beauty in Jesus' love. When she is not writing for Grafted, she is most likely watching some documentaries, pinning her future traveling plans on Pinterest, or drinking a smoothie while exploring the town. More than anything, she believes all people are beloved by God and she wants to speak that life into everyone she meets.

The Problem with Celebrities

God encourages us to love all, despite color or occupation or class. He says to love our “neighbor.”  In our interpretation of the Bible. very few would argue that a “neighbor” doesn’t need to literally live next to you. But for some reason, we … Continue reading

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Not My Bitterness To Hold

So many times in life, I looked at someone worshipping and it made me a bit angry. They have hurt me, how are they acting like this- swaying in the tune and being ok? How are they ok with how … Continue reading

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Boundaries: The Queen’s Guard and Secret Service

The Tension of Boundaries: Boundaries are tricky. In thinking about boundaries, I’ve swayed between “No one can abuse me at all’ and “I’ll turn the other cheek when someone hurts me, like God says.” I think the reason Christian’s don’t … Continue reading

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Why Can We Be Thankful?

I’ve been reflecting on what gives life meaning. I suppose it’s different for everyone, but I feel God showing me why we -as Christians- can be thankful at all times. I’ve heard many use comparison to explain thankfulness. For example: … Continue reading

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Not Manly Enough- From a Christian Women’s Perspective

“But why would he brag about that?” I asked. My boyfriend had just finished educating me on a man’s tendency to boast on his sexual acts with multiple women in order to prove his manliness. I must admit that I am often baffled by the ways of men- … Continue reading

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