Hello, my friends! Thank you for spending time with me.

My name is Gleniece. I’m a wife of over 30 years, the mother of 5, and a child of God.


Living in the Desert Southwest has been a challenge.

It has also been a blessing.


Join me as I share my thoughts on sparsity and abundance, longing and fulfillment, and desperation and hope while living out my faith in a dry and lonesome land.

I love Bible word studies and enjoy sharing these with you along with some pretty good Red Apron Recipes, too.

If you follow along on Instagram, I’ll share a few adventures in desert gardening and desert living. My current post theme for IG is marriage. (Now that’s an adventure, isn’t it?)

I don’t blog every day; I have too much work to do. Once a week is my goal. (Although I’m still not there yet.)

I am married to a mighty man. Mighty in stature, mighty in the word of God, mighty in his patience with me all these years. He is my Mighty Man.

I homeschool our last two children, bake our daily bread, and maintain my sanity through prayer and trust in God. (Merlot and some extra-dark chocolate are extremely helpful too.)

Though we may be separated by many miles, I thank our merciful God he has given us to each other—you, my sister in Christ, my familiar friend—to exhort, to admonish, to lift up, and to comfort. Love to you from Arizona.


Abiding in the Vine,

~ Gleniece



P.S. Please bear with me; I am running this blog by smartphone only. I know, I know, I’m probably the only woman who still does not own a home computer. But I must work with what God has given me now and forge on without complaint.

My site may not be the prettiest blog on the block or function like I would want it to, but connecting with you is more important.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. 🙂


It has been a long time coming, but I finally have a laptop. Two years of blogging by phone was hard, to say the least, but it instilled perseverance and thankfulness, and I learned a lot. Now, I have a new kind of ‘hard’ to work through (this is my first computer—ever), but I’m thrilled and thankful for this blessing from God.

Thank you for being a part of my journey.

This blog is but a drop of water in the vast ocean of the blogosphere. You would give me great encouragement if you would sign up below to receive my posts by email and follow me on social media.
It will be a blessing to connect with you.

I am a companion to all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts.” Psalm 119:63


11 thoughts on “About

  1. Your blog is beautiful, encouraging, & full of grace! Never would I have guessed that you’re blogging from a phone! Impressive. 🙂 God is working in this place on the web. Your words flow from the sweet truth of God.
    Thank you for sharing this gift with us! I’m so glad we connected.


  2. I’m glad we connected too, Alison.
    While I may struggle at times trying to make this site work, (I’ve had countless ‘arrgh’ moments), I know it’s not so much how pretty the wrapping is, but the gift itself that matters. I hope to display God as our best gift here at Desert Rain.
    Thank you for your encouragement. I truly need it. 🙂


    1. Thank you, Janis. Blogging by phone is MUCH harder than I thought it would be. But I’m thankful to God for what I’ve been given.
      I live in the high desert of northern Arizona. Or in other words, out in ‘the boonies’.
      Love to you. 🙂


  3. Hello from the base of the Superstition Mountains! (Well, I gaze upon them as I wash dishes most of the time!) How nice to encounter another Arizona blogger. I tried blogging from our tablet a couple of times, but that is really hard! Hats off to you for making it work with your phone.


    1. Yea, Becky. It’s nice to know we’re in the same great state.
      Blogging IS hard from a phone. Thankfully I am using an Asus 7″PadFone, so at least I can see what I’m doing! But one of the hardest parts is only having 2g slow-speed internet most of the time.
      But despite the obvious disadvantages, I’m so thankful God has given me this tool to connect with women of the Spirit.
      Love to you.


  4. Amazing testimony! I think you are a true example of someone who uses their God given gift despite not having all the extras. You are obviously a very gifted writer and I’m so glad you write against all odds.
    It’s a joy to get to know you as a sister in Christ!


    1. What a sweetheart you are Valerie! I have to say I struggle and doubt my writing ability all the time. Thank you for the love and encouragement, dear friend. You don’t know how much you blessed me.


  5. Hi Gleniece, of course you know this is not my first time here but today I just wanted to stop by and encourage you in your blogging journey. Your about page makes it so clear that you have a unique voice and a perspective that only you can share. And I’m so grateful that in spite of the challenges you continue to spread God’s love far and wide. Keep being that beacon of light, my friend; we all can use a lot more of that!
    Sending you hugs,
    Your sister in Christ, Marva | sunSPARKLEshine


    1. Oh, thank you SO much, Marva. It can get lonely and discouraging at times, but then an unexpected bit of sparkle comes shining our way in the form of a sweet friend like you!
      Thanks for the much needed encouragement. I’ll keep shining alongside you.

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