ANTIQUE & PICKIN’ DREAMS

My First Booth Ever at the Mustard Seed MarketWritten by Bethany Curee, God’s Daughter – Freckled & Free It began on our honeymoon. That very first curiosity as a couple for the things of old. Relishing in our youth, at the age of 18 and 19, my husband’s parents had to help us rent a…

WHERE I’M FROM

Flashback to A Poem Written from My High School DaysWritten by Bethany Curee, God’s Daughter – Freckled & Free I am from freckles⁠—from blue eyes and strong hands.I am from puddles of mud⁠—dark, dirty and tasty like filth.I am from oak trees⁠—and the clematis;whose smell still lingersin my nose. I am from carrot cake and…

KICKED OUT BY MY HUSBAND

Why I Spent My First New Year’s Alone in 2020Written by Bethany Curee, God’s Daughter – Freckled & Free Trust me, you are not reading that incorrectly. Kicked out. Things on the porch. Door Locked. Goodbye. Quite the shocker I suppose to most of you that know Tom and I. You’re probably thinking, “I thought…

PARCHED FOR WORDS

A Poetic Journey to Being Gently Quenched by the FatherWritten by Bethany Curee, God’s Daughter – Freckled & Free Amongst the millions of words that drift around me—so easily at my disposal— I have found none to describe the shifting weather we have been in. Life has been hard. Although, I have been desiccated in…

FISHERS OF MEN

Casting the Nets Written by Bethany Curee, God’s Daughter – Freckled & Free As I sit here with my windows open in quiet peace and solitude, my children play peacefully in the background. The summer sounds are on repeat and they are calm to my ears. The temperature is perfect, and I feel fall on…

THE WORD IS ALIVE

Grabbing A Hold of It Written by Bethany Curee, God’s Daughter – Freckled & Free For Mother’s Day this year I had the honor of sharing the Word online (due to COVID-19) with our church body — Real Church. It’s something my husband, Tom, has wanted me to do for years now and I finally…

FREEDOM & CHOICE

A Tightening Hold — Thoughts Written During the COVID-19 Crisis About Freedom & The Revelation of the Power of Choice Written by Bethany Curee, God’s Daughter – Freckled & Free Let me start by putting a clause in here simply because I work to love everyone fiercely as God desires, so it is never my…

TRIBUTE TO DAD

A Vacancy on Father’s Day Written by Bethany Curee, God’s Daughter – Freckled & Free There are lots of days I just haven’t wanted to think about it — if you don’t confront it or acknowledge its presence screaming for attention it can be easy to pretend. Go on throughout the day distracted by the…

THE STORY OF GRIEF

The Pain of The Curse & The Redemption of Hope Written by Bethany Curee, God’s Daughter – Freckled & Free Grief is not a gentleman — it barges in. Its rude. It waits for no one. It consumes. Leaves you breathless. A necessity to be hated. But one that inevitably comes in this life. Grief…

THE PRESSING OF TIME

A Poetic Story and Challenge of This Thing Called Life Written by Bethany Curee, God’s Daughter – Freckled & Free The cry of new life. The toddle of the toddler. Eyes in wonder at the buds of spring. In childhood time seems endless. A world of curiosity and wondrous imaginations. Sticky fingers and muddy jeans…

A GRATEFUL HEART

A Lifetime of Gratefulness Written by Bethany Curee, God’s Daughter – Freckled & Free Feel the warmth of the sun on your face, the cool of the wind’s breeze, the way the sweater on your skin keeps you snuggled, the smell of the stew on the stovetop cooking, the rustle of the leaves, the sound…

THE LOGIC OF THE LEAF

Worriless Nature Written by Bethany Curee, God’s Daughter – Freckled & Free The leaves scatter, tossed by the wind and as they fall they don’t tremble or quake, they do what they were designed to do by nature, by God’s intent design. They gently allow themselves to be taken on a new journey. They don’t…

WHEN MOTHERING IS HARD

Going Into the Unknown Written by Bethany Curee, God’s Daughter – Freckled & Free “By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.” Hebrews 11:8 ESV Have you ever just had some…

FRECKLED & FREE

A Double Love Story Written by Bethany Curee, God’s Daughter – Freckled & Free Let me start this by saying freckles were not always my friend. Growing up they were a continuing taunt to me. From a child I fell into the trap of low self-esteem, negative thoughts toward myself and let’s be honest a…

GOD’S DAUGHTER

A Prophetic Word Written by Bethany Curee, God’s Daughter – Freckled & Free “Bethany, when I walked into your parents house and met you, I heard the voice of the Lord say to me, I have taken my daughter — and first of all He called you HIS DAUGHTER. He said I have taken my…

BLOG GLORY

Stepping Into a Calling Written by Bethany Curee, God’s Daughter – Freckled & Free My father, who loved the Lord with all his heart, often said, “a woman’s hair is her glory” and he would quote this saying often. I always thought he was just referencing his preference or the beauty that God made in a…