Encouragement

How to Fight Anxiety with Prayer

by Alexa Hess

When I first started struggling with anxiety, I didn’t tell people about it. I pushed it down and hoped it would go away. I also didn’t talk with God about my anxiety. It was easy for me to think that God didn’t understand what I was going through, so I didn’t need to tell Him about it.…

How to Practice Solitude

by Jennie Heideman

Are you experiencing a day, week, or season where you feel like you can barely hear yourself think? Perhaps you have a busy season at work where the demands are relentless. Or, you have little kids at home, and the days blur into nights as you feel like you will never have a moment to yourself again.…

The Father’s Hand

by Kristyn Perez

The other day, I crossed the street with my toddler. My little one is 18 months old and in the dangerous stage of toddlerhood. As I type even now, he’s running around with a bowl over his head, testing the limits of his senses and bumping recklessly into the couch.…

Praising the Pace

by Alexa Hess

Recently, my husband and I were listening to a Tim Keller sermon. During it, Tim said something that hit me hard: “Honor the pace of God in your life.” For those who are reading this, you most likely fall into either one of these two camps.…

Working with Weakness

by Alexa Hess

Weaknesses. We all have them. Our body aches. We make mistakes. We fail. It is easy for us to ridicule ourselves for our weaknesses. We would much rather be strong people who have it all together all the time.…

New Morning Mercies

By Alexa Hess

Waking up is the worst time of day for me. Not just because I’m not a morning person but because of what happens in my mind. Within seconds of my alarm going off, my mind is filled with anxious thoughts about my day.…

How to Keep the Joy of Easter Year-Round

By Alexa Hess
Staff Writer for the Daily Grace Co.

It has been some time since we celebrated Easter Sunday, and for some of us, the joy of such a day has already begun to fade. Easter Sunday is an incredible time of rejoicing, but when we return to a normal week and move further and further from that day, it can be hard to maintain that joy.…

How to Apply the Gospel to Body Image

Kyra Riley Daniels
Staff Writer for the Daily Grace Co.

In the beginning, God designed the human body to reflect His divine authority and creativity. He breathed life into and blessed the bodies of the first man and woman. God specifically created Adam and Eve to spread the kingdom of God throughout the world, and their whole being was a testament to that commission.…

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