Connie Gochenaur

Meet Connie

Recently we moved back to our hometown area, back to our roots. The move came about because my husband decided, after sitting at a desk for 37 years, he needed a change.  He was tired of being a Financial Officer.  He was tired of wearing a suit.  He was tired of the city.

He is farming now.  Yes, farming.  Tractors, combines, work boots and suspenders!  I get called ZaaZaa occasionally (even though it was actually her sister, Eva Gabor, who played Lisa in the 1966 TV show).  But ZaaZaa is just fun to say, and yes, “Green Acres” has become my theme song!

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Life in the city had always been good, but I felt an immediate “yes” when Jon talked to me about the move. This career change seemed like an answer to prayer, and my husband was given a chance to begin again.  It wasn’t until two days after the decision was made, as I was washing dishes, the weight of what I had done sunk in… “THIS is going to change my life!   But I knew in my heart that if it was the right move for Jon, it would be the right move for me.  

…”Good-bye, City Life!”

Our nest emptied out the same summer of our move, so the word “change” seems too small to capture all that transpired over the next few months.gochenaurs-4167

And I’ll admit there were some hard days.  Days when I didn’t know who I was or what I was supposed to be doing.   All the roles that had defined me were gone.

“It’ll be right for me” echoed in my head on a daily basis.  I began to claim it as a promise.

And I began to write.  Here are my stories.  Transparency doesn’t always come easy for me, but every time I write, I learn something about myself, my faith, and others.

Welcome. I’m glad you’re here. 


Hebrews 10:35-36

Do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have a need of perseverance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.

Jeremiah 29:11-13

I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. You will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all of your heart.

2 Chronicles 7:14

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
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