Stefanie Boyles

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Stefanie Boyles is the wife of an Active Duty Army Chaplain, and she is the mother to three young children. She has a passion for women’s ministry and has a newfound love for creating theologically rich content for children with the heart of encouraging families in their pursuit of God. She also enjoys reading good books, dabbling in watercolors, and home educating her children. She is a Staff Writer for the Daily Grace Company and the co-host of the Daily Grace podcast. You can follow her on Instagram at @stefanieboyles.

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.…

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?

“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.…

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.…

Resolve to Live Life Well

By Stefanie Boyles
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

How often are the New Year’s resolutions we made at the beginning of the year at the forefront of our minds at the end of that same year? Do we even remember what we resolved to do? If you’re anything like me, your New Year’s resolutions were forgotten by March.…

Cultivate What You Crave

By Stefanie Boyles
Staff Writer for the Daily Grace Co.  

Our family loves to eat salmon. Whenever we go to Sam’s Club, my 6-year old asks us to buy the big package of fresh salmon. I know it’s farm-raised and doesn’t compare to fresh salmon from Alaska – I can say that from personal experience because I had the blessing of living and working and eating in Anchorage right after college.…

Nothing to Prove

By Stefanie Boyles
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

During my first pregnancy, I was blissfully ignorant. I was a new nurse in a competitive nurse residency program. I studied cardiac rhythms instead of poring over parenting books. Our immediate friends didn’t have kids, so the topics of our conversations were more often good books and under appreciated hole-in-the-wall restaurants, not the million and one choices involved in parenthood. …

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