Encouragement

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.…

With You

By Jessica Faith Hagen 
Originally Published in Be Still Magazine, Issue 3 

I don’t like heights.  

At all.  

If I’m at high altitudes and I happen to do what everyone knows you’re not supposed to do when high up—look down—I get dizzy and a knot forms in my stomach.…

Desire is the Language of the Heart

By Aubrey Coleman 
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

Our desires give a window into our hearts. Desire is a strong feeling of wanting to have something or wishing for something to happen. When we think about the things in this life that we want the most, we get a picture of what our hearts are drawing and pulling us toward.…

When Your Season Gets Messy

By Lindsey Dryer 
Originally Published in Be Still Magazine, Issue 5 

When I moved to Alaska in September of 2014, I had never heard of “break-up season.” In fact, the first time I ever heard the phrase, I giggled because I thought it was a joke.…

Asking for Help When the Bible Seems Dry

By Aubrey Coleman 
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

Have you ever experienced a season of your life when the Bible felt dry? While in seminary a few years ago, I had some of the most wonderfully brilliant Bible teachers in the world of theology uncovering the beauty of the Scriptures to me daily.…

Identity Rooted in Christ Alone

By Madyson Mahler 
Originally Published in Be Still Magazine, Issue 2 

i·den·ti·ty / noun: identity;
the fact of being who or what a person or thing is.  

There’s a lot of hearts down here on this earth walking around confused. A lot of girls and women and boys and men searching for who they are and what they were made for.…

Don’t be Stingy with Encouragement

By Aubrey Coleman
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

There is a great deal of the world around us that offers discouragement with ease. This should not surprise us because Jesus told us that in this world we will have trouble. But even amongst Christians, we can discourage one another by gossiping, being judgmental, unfairly critiquing, speaking unkindly, or being unloving towards one another.…

The Grace in Muddled Days

By Melissa Dennis 
Originally Published in Be Still Magazine, Issue 4 

God’s sufficiency is the constant rhythm beating in our lives as believers, yet for some reason we get so stuck in the muddled days that we can’t lift our gaze out of the mire to see the glory we were made for.…

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