Anxiety

Anxiety

By Ashley Ladd 
Guest Contributor 

While taking my daughter to her endocrinologist appointment this morning, I cringed as the receptionist pointed to the elevator and said, “It’s on the 5th floor.” I hate elevators. Being on them makes me feel unstable and vulnerable.…

Loving the Lonely: Ministry in the Midst of COVID-19

By Rylee Free 
Guest Contributor 

The severity of the Coronavirus crisis continues to increase, and more and more people have found themselves confined to their homes. For the Church, it may be tempting to simply shirk our responsibility to love our neighbor and our local church in the name of social distancing. While it is imperative that we respect the elderly, young children, and the immunosuppressed by social distancing, this does not give us a hall-pass on doing ministry during this time.  The question is then, how?…

Present Troubles, Glorious Future

By Stefanie Boyles 
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

I can’t help but think, “Someone is going to make a movie about COVID-19 one day.” It feels surreal. At the moment, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending 8 weeks of social distancing, which means we should strive to stay 6-feet away from people outside of our immediate families.…

How Many Hairs Are on My Head?

By Kristyn Perez 
The Daily Grace Co. Community Leader

The other day I asked my kids if they knew how many hairs they had on their heads. They answered with typical 4-year old answers, “A lot! Is it 50 mama? Or maybe even 100?!”  

One of my daughters looked at me timidly to gauge if she had answered right.…

Suffering and Sanctification

By Lauren Bowerman 
Originally Published in Be Still Magazine, Issue 13 

How do you put into words the loneliness of depression? How do you explain it when deep weariness seems to cling to you day after day? How do you articulate to fellow believers – to people who look to you as a “strong Christian woman” – that only weeks ago you sat on your bathroom floor, barely able to breathe except to utter the words to God or whoever might be listening, “Why don’t you love me?” 

How?

God Cares for the Small Things, Too

By Aubrey Coleman
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

Last month, my husband and I sent off one of our cars to a mechanic. We intended to sell it if the problem we were dealing with could be resolved. As I prepared to have all things pertaining to the car in order, I soon realized the title to our car was nowhere to be found.…

He’s Got This

By Marsha Hudson
Guest Contributor

Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you. 

Jeremiah 32:17

No matter how frequently (or infrequently) I fly, each time I step onboard, walk down the cramped aisle, sit down and buckle the belt that is supposed to save me in the event of a crash, I have the reoccurring thought—there’s something purely magical, even spiritual, about flying. …

A Letter to the Weary

By Suzy VanDyke
Originally published in Be Still Magazine, Issue 1 

Dear friend who feels like you can’t get out of bed in the morning;

Who feels guilty because nothing too terrible has happened to you lately: nobody has died, and you have food each day and a place to live.…

Bible Study Tools: It is Well

By Sarah Morrison 
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

A lot of us spend our days with minds that jump from one worry to the next. Bills, family, jobs, school, friendships, decisions, life changes, illnesses, broken dreams, and unfulfilled longings—this is just a smidge of what causes anxiety in our hearts. In an age where most information is googleable, value is determined by likes or shares, and societal pressures imprison us through the media, anxiety is difficult to avoid and escape. 
 

Yet, it doesn’t have to be this way.…

Free From Fear

By Shon Williams
Guest Contributor

I had an irrational fear of peanut butter. I am not allergic and I have never experienced any adverse side effects from eating it, but I was afraid of it. Truthfully, it was really the calories in the peanut butter I feared.…

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