Anxiety

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.…

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.…

The Truth in Our Anxious Thoughts

By Joy Lopes 
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

At its very roots, anxiety highlights our dependency on God. It is the experience of staring your own finitude in the face as a created human being. Most of the time, when we recognize our finiteness at any given moment of the day, we may not think in our minds, “Oh shoot, I forgot that I’m finite.” Maybe it sounds more like, “How am I going to get this all done?”, “I can’t do this,” “What if…?” In actuality, remembering that we are finite is almost always the reality at work in our hearts when we feel anxious.…

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.…

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