Encouragement

What I Have to Offer

By Kelsey Lasher 
Guest Contributor 

I’m sitting silently, listening to the conversation around the dinner table. My friends have gathered over plates of hamburgers and corn on the cob and all the fruits that summer has to offer, leaning in to fill their bodies with the products of sunlight and warmth.…

The Compassionate Nature of God

By Aubrey Coleman 
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

When we think about God, a multitude of attributes and characteristics may come to mind—powerful, eternal, omniscient, sovereign, glorious, and too many to name. We think of Him often with the grandest distinctions, reasoning with the idea that He is not like us and rightfully so.…

3 Things to Remember When You Feel Forgotten by God

By Joy Lopes 
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

It is tempting to feel as though God has forgotten us in seasons of suffering. 

“If He knows the pain this is causing me, why has He left me in it?” 

Other seasons may be filled with temptations toward sin that feel unbearable and leave you questioning whether God sees your struggle. 

“Doesn’t He see how hard I am fighting?

Giving and the Giver

By Alli Turner 
Editor for The Daily Grace Co. 

As a little girl, I only knew I was giving back to the Lord part of what was already His, usually as the basket was passed down the aisle each Sunday and I dropped in my two or three quarters, not thinking twice about it.…

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.…

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