Joanna Kimbrel

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Joanna Kimbrel is a co-host of the Daily Grace podcast and a staff writer for The Daily Grace Co. She and her husband, Chad, live in Georgia with their daughter. She has a passion for sharing the beauty of God’s Word with others, and believes that good theology and personal knowledge of God changes who we are and everything we do. She loves teaching women to study the Bible in the context of her local church and through The Daily Grace Co. Joanna loves spending time alone in a cozy coffee shop, Saturday morning adventures with her husband and daughter, singing, and chatting about theology. You can find her on instagram @joannakimbrel

How to Deal with Bad Days

by Joanna Kimbrel

Have you had a bad day recently? One of those days when everything seems to go wrong? You know the ones. Maybe it started with sleeping through your alarm, and it just went downhill from there. Spilled coffee, unexpected bills, toddler meltdowns, bumper to bumper traffic, burned dinner, and a hundred other things leave you exhausted and wishing you could sleep the day away and pretend it never happened.…

Immanuel: God With Us

By Joanna Kimbrel
Director of Theology

In the beginning, God was with us.
He walked with us in the garden.
He dwelt among us.
The uninhibited, unrestrained, unimaginable presence of God with us,
And it was very good. 

The holy Creator delighted in His good creation—
The man and woman called to bear his glorious image.…

Envy: Everyone’s Dirty Little Secret

By Joanna Kimbrel  
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co.  

You scroll through your Instagram feed and see a bright white kitchen, sparkling in the ethereal glow of natural light pouring through the huge window over the farmhouse sink. One child sits on the floor playing with wooden toy cars, while the other sits in her perfectly clean high chair happily munching on raw veggies.  …

But Is He Kind?

By Joanna Kimbrel 
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

“The Lord is righteous in all His ways.” These words from Psalm 145:17 have often been a comfort to me. A reassuring reminder in the midst of brokenness. I look around and see circumstances that are out of my control, injustice that appears unrighted, and events whose purposes I cannot understand.…

When We See Him Face to Face

By Joanna Kimbrel
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

I was recently deeply moved by a short video circulating the internet. It features a seventh grade boy who is severely colorblind. His teacher, who has the same condition, lets the student try on his colorblind glasses.…

God With Us

By Joanna Kimbrel
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

In the beginning, God was with us.
He walked with us in the garden.
He dwelt among us.
The uninhibited, unrestrained, unimaginable presence of God with us,
And it was very good. 

The holy Creator delighted in His good creation—
The man and woman called to bear his glorious image.…

A Prayer for Hard Days

By Joanna Kimbrel
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

It’s been a hard day. 
I’m frustrated. I’m discouraged.
My patience is running out.
God, I’m tired.
I want nothing more than to crawl into bed and forget this day ever happened. …

Daily Grace Local

By Joanna Kimbrel 
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

It is a good thing to study the Bible on our own. As we study Scripture individually, we grow in our personal knowledge and love of God and, in turn, grow in sanctification as we fear God and increasingly walk in holiness.…

Notre Dame and the Hope of Eternity

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By Joanna Kimbrel 
Staff writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

On Monday, April 15th, 2019, flames engulfed the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris France. A team of more than 400 firefighters worked in the night to extinguish the flames, but the fire brought the cathedrals iconic spire crumbling to the ground and left the legendary 13th century masterpiece with devastating damage.

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