Faith

Spiritual Pruning

By Aubrey Coleman 
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

When the blooming seasons end, it’s time to clip and trim our favorite florals down to their bare branches. The work of pruning is an essential gardening skill. To prune means to cut off or cut back parts for better shape or more fruitful growth.…

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.…

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.…

Gospel Fluency, not Over Spiritualization

By Stefanie Boyles
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co.  

I was jogging on our dusty treadmill the other day. It had accumulated dust because it’s in our garage, and it hadn’t been used for months aside from being a flat surface for a tower of boxes. But alas, I decided to finally take 20 minutes that random day to exercise. It was nearing the end of January, so I didn’t feel the motivation that naturally comes with the turn of a new year.…

Do We Have to Observe Advent?

By Stefanie Boyles
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

This year, more than ever, I have noticed a tangible excitement for the Advent season. More shops are creating and selling Advent material. More families are asking how they can prepare their hearts for the true meaning of Christmas through the observation of Advent.…

Preaching the Gospel to Yourself

By Stefanie Boyles
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

I used to think the gospel was just for unbelievers. It was the good news for salvation and not much more. But as I grew in my understanding of Scripture, I realized that, while the gospel certainly does matter for one’s moment of salvation, it also extends to every single aspect of life moving forward. You see, the gospel is for unbelievers and believers alike because the gospel is for sinners. Though we are declared positionally holy because of Christ at the moment of our salvation, that moment also signifies the beginning of our journey of sanctification on this side of eternity.  

But what is sanctification, and why do we need the gospel for it?

What If It Is Not Well With My Soul?

By Rachael Restrick
Originally Published in Be Still Magazine, Issue 13 

My son has started lying. Apparently, this is normal toddler behavior, but I feel like I must already be failing as a parent. The upside is the hilarity of him not really understanding what it means yet.…

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