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Why Your Work is Not in Vain

By Danielle Munoz
Originally Published in Be Still Magazine, Issue 13 

Work. The Lord gave it to Adam and Eve not after, but within Eden, one special blessing among many in the “good” world He founded.  

As they created, collected, organized, pruned, and explored among the fruit and creatures of God’s garden, the couple walked in their identity as ones made in their Creator’s image (Genesis 1:28).…

Faithfully Navigating the Holidays

By Stefanie Boyles
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

The air feels different during the holidays. Maybe it’s the decorations on all of the store fronts. Maybe it’s the red cups filled with holiday-themed beverages. For some, maybe it’s the prospect of time off from work. Or maybe it’s the feasting and gift giving with family and friends. Whatever the reason, the air is thick with hopeful expectation – the holidays are magical.

Do We Have to Observe Advent?

By Stefanie Boyles
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

This year, more than ever, I have noticed a tangible excitement for the Advent season. More shops are creating and selling Advent material. More families are asking how they can prepare their hearts for the true meaning of Christmas through the observation of Advent.…

Finding Hope in the Valley

By Lauren Bowerman
Originally Published in Be Still Magazine, Issue 9 

The next best thing to living in the light of the Lord’s love is to be unhappy til we have it, and to pant hourly after it…when it is as natural for us to long for God as for an animal to thirst, it is well with our souls, however painful our feelings.

A Word Fitly Spoken

By Aubrey Coleman
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

Can you recall a time in your life when someone shared some really hard truths with you? A time when you were called out on your sin, confronted with ways you’d wronged someone, or simply listened to someone tell you something you really didn’t want to hear?…

Preaching the Gospel to Yourself

By Stefanie Boyles
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

I used to think the gospel was just for unbelievers. It was the good news for salvation and not much more. But as I grew in my understanding of Scripture, I realized that, while the gospel certainly does matter for one’s moment of salvation, it also extends to every single aspect of life moving forward. You see, the gospel is for unbelievers and believers alike because the gospel is for sinners. Though we are declared positionally holy because of Christ at the moment of our salvation, that moment also signifies the beginning of our journey of sanctification on this side of eternity.  

But what is sanctification, and why do we need the gospel for it?

What If It Is Not Well With My Soul?

By Rachael Restrick
Originally Published in Be Still Magazine, Issue 13 

My son has started lying. Apparently, this is normal toddler behavior, but I feel like I must already be failing as a parent. The upside is the hilarity of him not really understanding what it means yet.…

“Do Your Quiet Time”

By Stefanie Boyles
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

Growing up in the church, the resounding exhortation I heard in youth group was this: do your quiet time! Essentially, what the leaders were getting at was this: read the Bible and pray consistently! And they’re right – right? These are essential spiritual disciplines for all believers! However, I clearly remember the struggle to follow through. I would attend a youth conference and come home fired up.…

Knowing God’s Word from the Inside and Out

By Aubrey Coleman
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co.

When I first started walking with Jesus, I remember being so mesmerized by women who could reference scripture without their Bibles. Searching for understanding, I surrounded myself with those who knew God’s Word deeply and let it pour out of their lives. I craved that kind of knowledge of the Bible.…

Take Heart: Full Sun is Coming

By Sarah Morrison
Originally Published in the Be Still Magazine, Issue 6 

Second Peter 1 is an anthem. Peter knows he’s about to be martyred for the cause of Christ, and he’s writing to fellow believers in order to remind them of what they already know: Christ is the sufficient source of all knowledge, and His Word is trustworthy and strongly confirmed. 

How Can a Loving God Allow People to go to Hell?

By Stefanie Boyles
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

I recently found myself telling my daughter (age 6), “There’s no such thing as a dumb question.” I wanted to encourage and engage her curiosity. Like most families, we strive to protect wonder and curiosity and open communication in our home. We enjoy hearing our kids’ questions, even when the occasional incessant string of “why’s” has the potential to drive a person mad. This is because questions are powerful.…

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