Christian Living

Be Still

By Abigail Eades 
Originally published in Be Still Magazine, Issue 10. 

On the morning of August 31, 2017, I received an unexpected package delivered to my front door. It was a belated birthday gift from my brother and sister-in-law—a small wall hanging with two words beautifully illustrated in lowercase script: “be still.” 

The timing of this gift was not lost on me.…

Grace Cultivated

by Liana Berrus 
Originally Published in Be Still Magazine, Issue 10 

It was a morning for pulling weeds. The rain had fallen steadily for several days, and the ground was soft. As I pulled the weeds from the damp earth, I was struck by a thought.…

Body and Bread, Blood and Cup

By Sarah Morrison 
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co.

We rearranged our church because of the Eucharist. There were other contributing factors, too, but I underestimated how the physical movement of chairs would have a spiritual impact. Not just on me, but on the church. Before the rearrangement, we had two sections of chairs with a central aisle.…

From Restless to Content

By Stefanie Boyles 
Staff Writer for the Daily Grace Co.  

When I was a young girl, I was restless. It wasn’t that I was behaviorally hyperactive, but internally, I was constantly pacing. I was always longing for the next phase. No matter how perfect my current situation was – material possessions, success in school, a handful of great friends – something deep in me wanted more. Something felt missing, and my natural inclination was to look for it in a new set of circumstances that the future held.  

How many of us allow our internal sense of well-being, or contentment, to be determined by our circumstances? We feel dissatisfied with our current lot; maybe even disappointed. So we dream about new scenarios that will surely give us reprieve from our dissatisfaction and restlessness. Maybe we turn the negative energy into fuel to create this dream.…

Turning Down the Volume

By Sarah Morrison 
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

On those rare days when life requires little of us when evening draws to a close, and my husband and I are watching our millionth episode of The Great British Bakeoff, every so often I’ll hear an abrupt and unexpected video blaring from his phone.…

Treasure Hunting

By Sarah Morrison 
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

There’s no shortage of verses that our surrounding culture likes to latch onto and adopt. Walk through a craft store of any type and you’re liable to find plenty verses on plaques to hang in your home.…

Being Interrupted by God

By Kristyn Perez 
Lamp and Light Leader for The Daily Grace Co. 

Sickness has found its way into my household. My young kids who struggle to share their toys seem glad to share their germs—cycling colds, eye infections and tummy aches throughout our family for weeks on end.…

Legacy Worth Lasting

By Sarah Morrison 
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

Last winter, out of a surplus of boredom and curiosity, I decided that I wanted to begin beekeeping. I spent hours researching hive types and local ordinances. I pored over what breed of bees I would purchase, how many, and from where.