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The Grace in Muddled Days

By Melissa Dennis 
Originally Published in Be Still Magazine, Issue 4 

God’s sufficiency is the constant rhythm beating in our lives as believers, yet for some reason we get so stuck in the muddled days that we can’t lift our gaze out of the mire to see the glory we were made for.…

When Life Puts You on Pause

By Trudy Samsill
Originally Published in Be Still Magazine, Issue 15 

Have you ever found yourself watching a movie and something happens that forces you to need to press the pause button? The phone rings, someone needs a bathroom break or a snack refill.…

Simple Devotion

By Michelle Rabon
Originally Published in Be Still Magazine, Issue 8 

My sweet Granny’s hands are frail, her skin pale and worn with time. Her eyes are full of patience, and her hair is white with years of wisdom. The heart within her chest beats with the rhythm of salvation, and the blood within her veins pumps with the sounds of grace.…

Radical Obedience in Ordinary Life

By Bethany Mathis 
Originally Published in Be Still Magazine, Issue 2 

The word radical, for me, typically drums up images of leaving all I own to travel overseas, having a large ministry, or a platform of some kind. Personally, I have dreamed big dreams of large stages, big influence, and stepping into a God-sized life that He had waiting for me. In spite of my own stubbornness, in the last few years God has worked out in me a new idea of what it means to be radically obedient.…

The Hidden Sin of Bitterness

By Jessica Head
Originally Published in Be Sill Magazine, Issue 14 

“Why would he say those things to me? Can’t he see how hard I’m working?” I cried to my husband after a particularly hard day at work.  I sat and sulked, recalling all of the facts to him, being sure not to leave out any details, no matter how small.…

The Spirit of Enough

By Sandy Mayle
Originally Published in Be Still Magazine, Issue 12 

Every Saturday our newspaper’s “House to Home” insert features real estate for sale in our area along with articles about how to upgrade a home inside or out, how to decorate for the holidays, and what’s trending in home décor colors, fabrics, window treatments, and accent pieces. If I read nothing else in the Saturday paper, I browse that insert for ideas I can use in our home. And I like to look through the realty listings and play a game: If I could buy any property pictured on this page, which one would it be?  

Then I think about my three-year-old granddaughter, Belle. …

Patience and Provision

By Taylor Segar
Originally Published in Be Still Magazine, Issue 12 

In seasons of waiting, it can become so difficult to navigate prayer. The longer we wait, the more unsure we can become of what we should be asking God to do.…

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