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Giving Thanks Through Head Lice

By Pam Sigmon
Guest Contributor 

I can honestly say that I am a mother who has bowed her head to thank God for head lice. Of course, that was not my first inclination. In fact, it was more like I lifted my head up to complain to God about head lice. But God, in His goodness and sovereignty in all situations, gently reminded me of His Word, which instructs us to “in all things give thanks.” So there in my bathroom, I bowed my head, and I thanked a sovereign God for head lice. 

My daughter was in first grade and had recently asked me to teach her how to wash her hair all by herself. So, we began the lesson of hair washing.…

Love in the Time of Corona

By Laura K. Weld 
Guest Contributor 

It isn’t explanations we need. It’s a person. We need Jesus Christ, our refuge, our fortress, the stronghold of my life. It takes desolation to teach us our need of Him. 

Elisabeth Elliot, Suffering is Never for Nothing 

I read Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s classic, Love in the Time of Cholera, probably twenty years ago now.…

The Sovereignty of God

By Jana White 
Editor for The Daily Grace Co. 

This year most of us have experienced something unprecedented. We have faced a global pandemic—a virus that spread throughout the world causing death and destruction. With this came a disruption in normalcy.…

The Comparison Game

By Kayla Colvin  
Guest Contributor 

If there’s one thing that this pregnancy has taught me, it’s that I have a terrible habit of comparing myself to others. As my body grows bigger, so does my human nature need for affirmation. With the weekly updates and clickable hashtags, I consistently and begrudgingly find myself comparing my size and lifestyle against women all over the world.…

Accountability Relationships

By Aubrey Coleman 
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

In the middle of government orders to stay at home during Covid-19, many of us found ourselves alone in our homes with little human interaction. Aside from a roommate, a spouse, children, or parents, many of us were forced to see friends virtually through our phones and computer screens.…

Exposing the Idol of Self

By Jana White 
Editor for The Daily Grace Co. 

I polled some of my sweet church friends and asked them what the Lord has been revealing to them in these days we are finding ourselves limited and at home. They were so kind to be vulnerable in their sharing.…

It Was the Will of the Lord to Crush Him

By Joy Lopes 
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

Honesty Hour  

A tainted view that I held for many years and have heard from the hearts and mouths of believing and unbelieving friends alike, is that God the Father only loves us because of what Jesus did on the cross—that before Jesus’ sacrifice, God did not love or want me and that His wrath was against me fully and finally, until Jesus stepped in to appease Him. 

The lie of those words feels heavy even to write, but it is something I believed for a long time. In those years of misunderstanding, I did not know there was anything wrong with my theology—what I believed about God. I figured it did not matter much because I was in Christ, and so God the Father saw Him and not me anymore. I thought I was hidden from Him; I did not have to face His disappointment, disapproval, or rejection. In a way, it was like I had disappeared completely, and only Christ was left–which is not wholly false.  

Scripture Interprets Scripture  

But I would read verses like Galatians 2:20 which says that I have been crucified with Christ and He is now the One who lives, and I would use that to fuel that misconception of Father God’s view of me. The Scriptures themselves do not pollute our understanding of God, but the preconceptions we bring to them can influence our application, or misapplication, of the Bible. This is why we need Scripture to interpret Scripture for us and not our own, extrabiblical ideas. This means that we should rely on other parts of the Bible to shape our understanding of more difficult passages and continually ask the Holy Spirit to guide us.  

If I had allowed the rest of the Bible to influence my understanding of Galatians 2:20, I would have understood that while its words were completely true—that I have been crucified with Christ and that He lives perfectly in my place before the Father—I would have also seen that Jesus’ blood covers me in this way because the Father purposed that it should, in order to draw me near to Himself. His blood cleanses me to make me presentable to the Father, not to hide me from His view (Ephesians 5:25-27).

When I Heard God’s Calling

By Emily Brisch  
Originally Published in Be Still Magazine, Issue 6 

It was February. My daughter was six months old, sleeping in her crib while I had locked myself in the bathroom. I was sitting on the cold tile floor, my body shaking inconsolably while tears flowed from my exhausted eyes, and a pit grew bigger and bigger in my stomach.…

A Word on Gossip

By Sarah Morrison  
Former Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co.  

I’ve found that believers often forget about the preciousness of bearing the image of God. This image is God’s fingerprints all over us. It’s in the way we behave. It is in the way we interact with one another.…

Self-Care and the Loneliness Epidemic

By Stefanie Boyles 
Staff Writer for the Daily Grace Co. 

Does anyone else feel like friendships are hard to maintain in adulthood? Or is it just me?  

There are so many things clamoring for our time and energy. Maybe you have three young kids, and you manage a small business from home.…

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