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Spiritual Pruning

By Aubrey Coleman 
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

When the blooming seasons end, it’s time to clip and trim our favorite florals down to their bare branches. The work of pruning is an essential gardening skill. To prune means to cut off or cut back parts for better shape or more fruitful growth.…

Present Troubles, Glorious Future

By Stefanie Boyles 
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

I can’t help but think, “Someone is going to make a movie about COVID-19 one day.” It feels surreal. At the moment, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending 8 weeks of social distancing, which means we should strive to stay 6-feet away from people outside of our immediate families.…

With You

By Jessica Faith Hagen 
Originally Published in Be Still Magazine, Issue 3 

I don’t like heights.  

At all.  

If I’m at high altitudes and I happen to do what everyone knows you’re not supposed to do when high up—look down—I get dizzy and a knot forms in my stomach.…

How Many Hairs Are on My Head?

By Kristyn Perez 
The Daily Grace Co. Community Leader

The other day I asked my kids if they knew how many hairs they had on their heads. They answered with typical 4-year old answers, “A lot! Is it 50 mama? Or maybe even 100?!”  

One of my daughters looked at me timidly to gauge if she had answered right.…

Desire is the Language of the Heart

By Aubrey Coleman 
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

Our desires give a window into our hearts. Desire is a strong feeling of wanting to have something or wishing for something to happen. When we think about the things in this life that we want the most, we get a picture of what our hearts are drawing and pulling us toward.…

When Your Season Gets Messy

By Lindsey Dryer 
Originally Published in Be Still Magazine, Issue 5 

When I moved to Alaska in September of 2014, I had never heard of “break-up season.” In fact, the first time I ever heard the phrase, I giggled because I thought it was a joke.…

Asking for Help When the Bible Seems Dry

By Aubrey Coleman 
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

Have you ever experienced a season of your life when the Bible felt dry? While in seminary a few years ago, I had some of the most wonderfully brilliant Bible teachers in the world of theology uncovering the beauty of the Scriptures to me daily.…

Don’t Be a Mama Martyr

By Stefanie Boyles 
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

One of my favorite quotes is by Goethe, and it reads, “Cease endlessly striving for what you want to do and learn to love what must be done.”  It sits on my windowsill by my kitchen sink—I can conveniently read it while doing the dishes. It’s in a strategic location—I find myself standing in front of that particular window quite often as a mom of three little ones who seem to need at least three meals a day along with countless snacks. It reminds me to find joy in the glorious mundane of motherhood. It beckons my heart to delight in this particular calling, and it reminds me to serve my family as if I were serving the Lord. 

But over the years, I’ve realized a tendency in my heart to swing to the opposite side of the pendulum.…