Refining Life, on Purpose


Chad Gramling - 1GloriesWriter - 1Glories.comHi there! My name is Chad Gramling and I’m super excited to welcome you to 1Glories, where the goal is to inspire the pursuit a refining life – on purpose. Whether you believe in God or not, much of what you find here is aimed at your heart with the hopes of lightening your load and helping you move forward with a fuller and more enriching life.

So What Exactly is 1Glories?

First off, readers and followers receive an uplifting and friendly environment to open up, learn and grow both personally and collectively. I’m praying you’ll be inspired and safely challenged to pursue greater desires or maintain a healthy approach to the race in which you’ve embarked upon.

We are all works in progress toward where God aims us. Seeking and responding to the ways he orders our lives is what “refining life – on purpose” is all about.

1Glories is the manifestation of a realization that there’s a higher calling and broader purpose to my life and I want to share that with you.

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased! ~ Luke 2:14

The Publishing Schedule

Publishing posts on a regular basis is a hard thing to do – just ask any blogger.  My goal is to post something as part of the Year of Listening Up series and something else on Thursday. Some weeks I only get one post done, and other weeks I get more than a couple. A good way to make sure you never miss a post is to plug your email address into the box below and we’ll shoot you an email any time we publish a post.

So… What’s with the Dragonfly?

Glad you asked. Following a lot of soul searching, study, reflection and prayer, the dragonfly was developed into the 1Glories logo for some very practical reasons I detail in chapter two of Greater Desires – “Come Glorify.” Like Christians, a Dragonfly begins its life in one environment (under water) until it realizes it was created for a higher calling, at which time it rises above the water, sheds its skin and becomes a new creature uniquely designed to be bearers of the light. Of course, that’s the synopsis. I encourage you to read more in your free Greater Desires eBook.

Who the Heck is Chad Gramling?

Chad Gramling (that’s me – the 1GloriesWriter) is a lifelong Hoosier, making his home in Auburn, Indiana with his family. He’s a goofball at heart, an eternally suffering Chicago Cubs fan (next year I tells ya!) and a simpleton curmudgeon who is prone to overthinking. Oh yeah, and he is the author of two published books; Baseball in Fort Wayne and Legendary Locals of Auburn. He’s the founder of 1Glories, a vision cast onto his heart and detailed in in forthcoming book, #LUK – Listen Up Kids: Foolish Dreams, Syncing with God and Running as Though You May Obtain it.

But Enough About Me!

Tell me about you, your blog, your goals, your dreams, your… anything. Comment here and share.

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  • Your ‘About’ page is great Chad! You are so real and I know people will be drawn to your enthusiasm. I love it that you care about your readers and encourage them to share their lives and stories with you. You are a true inspiration. I bless you in all that is to come!

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  • I love the metaphor of the dragonfly.

  • Thanks so much. I can surely see why the “swam” has a different meaning. Technically, Dragonflies are a “fetch” but that doesn’t really have the same visual. 🙂 Blessings.