Encouragement

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.…

The Comparison Game

By Kayla Colvin  
Guest Contributor 

If there’s one thing that this pregnancy has taught me, it’s that I have a terrible habit of comparing myself to others. As my body grows bigger, so does my human nature need for affirmation. With the weekly updates and clickable hashtags, I consistently and begrudgingly find myself comparing my size and lifestyle against women all over the world.…

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.…

Finding Hope in the Valley 

By Lauren Bowerman  
Originally Published in Be Still Magazine, Issue 9  

The next best thing to living in the light of the Lord’s love is to be unhappy til we have it, and to pant hourly after it…when it is as natural for us to long for God as for an animal to thirst, it is well with our souls, however painful our feelings.

Where is God When My Life Doesn’t Go As I Planned?

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

Have you ever felt forgotten by God? Have you ever experienced betrayal? Do you feel like your life is not what you expected it to be? Too often as women we stuff our feelings and doubts deep within our souls, but in the quiet moments of the night the question nags at us: “Where is God when my life doesn’t go as I thought it would?” Recently, I’ve been meditating on the story of Joseph and wrestling through these questions. …

The Groom We Need

By Joy Lopes 
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

How often do we think about the church as a bride in desperate need of a groom? This imagery is all throughout Scripture, just take a look at Hosea. So maybe you think about this every day, but I know I could use the reminder in my propensity to forget how needy I am.…

Envy: Everyone’s Dirty Little Secret

By Joanna Kimbrel  
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co.  

You scroll through your Instagram feed and see a bright white kitchen, sparkling in the ethereal glow of natural light pouring through the huge window over the farmhouse sink. One child sits on the floor playing with wooden toy cars, while the other sits in her perfectly clean high chair happily munching on raw veggies.  …

Cloudy Vision

By Cara Cobble Trantham  
Originally published in Be Still Magazine, Issue 6 

In the year King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and His train filled the temple.

Isaiah 6:1

In our times of grief and desperation, that is often when we most need a vision of the Lord.…

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