Friendship

How to Care for Singles in Your Church

by Alexa Hess

A 2017 Barna survey states that over 54% of Americans are single but only 23% of singles are active church members. While this number most likely has grown over the years, the low percentage of singles in church versus the number of singles in America should alarm us.…

Committing to Act and Uphold

By Sarah Morrison   
Former Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

Exodus 17 tells a story of Israel defeating Amalek against all odds. Up to this point in the book of Exodus, we observe a history of God calling Moses to do things out of the ordinary and then working miracles through them—a staff turns into a serpent, water spills from a rock, manna falls from heaven. Exodus…

Be a Gift to the Grieving

By Aubrey Coleman 
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

As the holidays approach, there will undoubtedly be many who set the table this year faced with the reality of a seat unfilled, a plate unused, and a presence un-forgotten. The loss of a loved one brings a subtle sadness to once cheerful traditions and celebrations.…

How Jesus Modeled True Friendship

By Aubrey Coleman  
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co.  

As Christians, we were created for relationships. Ever since the beginning of creation, God never intended for us to be alone. Jesus, Himself, was surrounded by faithful disciples and friends during the span of His life and ministry on earth.…

Friends Don’t Let Friends Continue in Sin

By Aubrey Coleman 
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

“Friends don’t let friends drink decaf coffee,” is a jovial meme in a post that I scroll past on my social media feed. Because this phrase is often used humorously, I was surprised to learn that, “friends don’t let friends,” was actually coined by a drunk driving slogan in the 1980s that read: “Friends don’t let friends drink and drive.”…

Learning to be Deeply Rooted

By Bethany Mathis 
Originally Published in Be Still Magazine, Issue 4 

A few weeks ago my four-year-old daughter came home from school and asked if we could plant a flower. She had learned that day about how plants grow and was beyond excited to watch one grow herself.…

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.…

A Word Fitly Spoken

By Aubrey Coleman
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

Can you recall a time in your life when someone shared some really hard truths with you? A time when you were called out on your sin, confronted with ways you’d wronged someone, or simply listened to someone tell you something you really didn’t want to hear?…

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