Christian Living

Simple Devotion

By Michelle Rabon
Originally Published in Be Still Magazine, Issue 8 

My sweet Granny’s hands are frail, her skin pale and worn with time. Her eyes are full of patience, and her hair is white with years of wisdom. The heart within her chest beats with the rhythm of salvation, and the blood within her veins pumps with the sounds of grace.…

Radical Obedience in Ordinary Life

By Bethany Mathis 
Originally Published in Be Still Magazine, Issue 2 

The word radical, for me, typically drums up images of leaving all I own to travel overseas, having a large ministry, or a platform of some kind. Personally, I have dreamed big dreams of large stages, big influence, and stepping into a God-sized life that He had waiting for me. In spite of my own stubbornness, in the last few years God has worked out in me a new idea of what it means to be radically obedient.…

The Hidden Sin of Bitterness

By Jessica Head
Originally Published in Be Sill Magazine, Issue 14 

“Why would he say those things to me? Can’t he see how hard I’m working?” I cried to my husband after a particularly hard day at work.  I sat and sulked, recalling all of the facts to him, being sure not to leave out any details, no matter how small.…

Fighting the Fight of Faith

By Stefanie Boyles
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

I don’t like confrontation. I don’t like tension. I don’t like resistance. I don’t like hard. Instead, I prefer harmony. I prefer compliance. I prefer the path of least resistance. I prefer easy. Yet, again and again, I’m confronted with the truth that this life on the narrow path is a fight. The battle is won, yes. Christ conquered the grave, and we can absolutely find hope in His life, death, and resurrection. But the Christian life is an active fight – not against anyone but against sin. Though Christ has paid the penalty of our sins, the presence of sin remains in our lives. So we have to ask ourselves: how are we fighting the sin in our lives today? 

Each of us has different sin patterns that we can identify in our lives. While one person may wrestle with lust, another person may wrestle with unrighteous anger.…

Your Legacy Starts Now

By Stefanie Boyles
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

Before the start of a new year, I take some time to reflect on the previous year. What were highlights from each month? How do I feel each area of my life is doing, like my relationships and personal health and spiritual growth? What lessons have I learned?…

The Spirit of Enough

By Sandy Mayle
Originally Published in Be Still Magazine, Issue 12 

Every Saturday our newspaper’s “House to Home” insert features real estate for sale in our area along with articles about how to upgrade a home inside or out, how to decorate for the holidays, and what’s trending in home décor colors, fabrics, window treatments, and accent pieces. If I read nothing else in the Saturday paper, I browse that insert for ideas I can use in our home. And I like to look through the realty listings and play a game: If I could buy any property pictured on this page, which one would it be?  

Then I think about my three-year-old granddaughter, Belle. …