Bible Study

Practicing What You Preach

By Stefanie Boyles
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co.

I recently heard a few young women ask an older woman what she thought about a particular female Bible teacher. The older woman wisely admitted that she couldn’t give an honest assessment because she had only heard a snippet of that particular woman’s teaching.…

God is Not Quarantined

by Kristyn Perez

“Quarantine”—it’s a word I rarely used prior to 2020. I probably could have defined it but had no need to use the word in everyday conversations. Why would I? But now, like everyone else, “quarantine” is a part of my regular vocabulary.…

“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, “do your quiet time!” Essentially, what the leaders were getting at was this: read the Bible, and pray consistently!…

How to Lead a Bible Study

By Jana White 
Editor for The Daily Grace Co.  

Preparing to lead a Bible study and work out all of the logistics that can come with it can sometimes feel like you’re planning a child’s birthday party, which is one thing I have not been sad about missing during COVID season.…

The Wanderer’s Returning

By Emily S. Davis  
Guest Contributor 

It’s not that I meant to wander. It’s not that I purposefully determined in my heart to stray from my first love. It was the sinking revelation that I had made the Lord familiar, commonplace. When had His name stopped being so very precious to me? When had things that once moved me suddenly fail to move me anymore? When had that passion for Him become an unrecognizable flicker? 

Over time. 

Slowly, without purposed intention and devotion and priority to fuel the once passionate heart of mine, my soul slowly withered, and Jesus became a familiar aspect of my life, commonplace and taken for granted, when He is anything but common. 

Tricked by life’s busyness and Satan’s cunning patience to slowly lead me away, I didn’t recognize myself as a wanderer until I reflected and realized I had strayed from my first love. This wanderer stood in her pit—with a name that no longer seemed precious, with a hardened heart that wasn’t so easily moved, and a passion in crisis. 

The book of Hosea also describes the story of a nation’s wandering status. The people of Israel were God’s own people, and He had not just become familiar to them—they decided He wasn’t enough for them.…

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