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How to Fight for Faith in the Darkness

By Kristyn Perez

The past year has been one of darkness for many. Whether due to illness, fear, political divisions, or injustices, it has been a heavy season. The CDC reports that anxiety and depression rates in America are up to 42%, compared with 11% the previous year.…

Dealing with Discontentment

By Miranda Mae Ewing

My sister and I used to brace ourselves every time we would see family who lived far away from us. Without a doubt, the question we were most often asked was, “So have you met anybody yet?” And the answer was usually the same, “No, not yet.” The person who asked would just smile and nod sympathetically: “I bet it will be soon.”

By no means was this question asked with wrong intentions.…

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.…

Fear of Exposure

By: Aubrey Coleman

A mom of multiples struggles anxiously through her days, but she doesn’t dare share it with others or ask for help because she wants to maintain the appearance that everything is under control. A family sits at the dinner table making small talk as they avoid their children’s behavioral problems in hopes that they will just go away.…

Seeing God: A Pre/Post Quarantine Reflection

By Caitlyn Baldwin 
Guest Contributor 

When you look back on 2020, what do you want to see? It might be tempting to focus on the things that didn’t turn out like you thought they would. For me, that looks like time not able to spend with family for fear of the risk, the trips that were postponed, events large and small that were cancelled, a quarter of my first year of grad school moved online, a job put on hold.…

Prayers that God will Always Hear

By Sarah Morrison
Staff writer for The Daily Grace Co.

Prayer is one of the most deceptively difficult tenants of our faith. In the same moment that we bow our heads in silent prayer, erroneous thoughts flood in and distract. Likewise, though the Lord’s posture is always readied to receive prayers, we frequently find ourselves out of time or effort at the end of the day.…

Abolishing the Passivity of Greeting

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By Sarah Morrison
Staff writer for The Daily Grace Co.

Greetings, salutations, concluding remarks— these are all things so easy to look over and ignore. They aren’t the “meat” of the content given. They are simply humble annotations; in our minds they’re explanatory at best and frivolous at worst.…

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