Simplified Life

Resisting Rest

By Lara d’Entremont
Guest Contributor 

I sighed as I stood next to the video monitor, listening to the poor, tired girl cry from her crib. She was yawning and rubbing her eyes when I arrived to babysit. And yet, despite being exhausted, she resisted sleep like it was a monster out to get her.  

I don’t have children of my own yet, but from what I’ve seen in other people’s children, it seems they resist sleep the more tired they are.…

Simple Devotion

By Michelle Rabon
Originally Published in Be Still Magazine, Issue 8 

My sweet Granny’s hands are frail, her skin pale and worn with time. Her eyes are full of patience, and her hair is white with years of wisdom. The heart within her chest beats with the rhythm of salvation, and the blood within her veins pumps with the sounds of grace.…

Radical Obedience in Ordinary Life

By Bethany Mathis 
Originally Published in Be Still Magazine, Issue 2 

The word radical, for me, typically drums up images of leaving all I own to travel overseas, having a large ministry, or a platform of some kind. Personally, I have dreamed big dreams of large stages, big influence, and stepping into a God-sized life that He had waiting for me. In spite of my own stubbornness, in the last few years God has worked out in me a new idea of what it means to be radically obedient.…

The Spirit of Enough

By Sandy Mayle
Originally Published in Be Still Magazine, Issue 12 

Every Saturday our newspaper’s “House to Home” insert features real estate for sale in our area along with articles about how to upgrade a home inside or out, how to decorate for the holidays, and what’s trending in home décor colors, fabrics, window treatments, and accent pieces. If I read nothing else in the Saturday paper, I browse that insert for ideas I can use in our home. And I like to look through the realty listings and play a game: If I could buy any property pictured on this page, which one would it be?  

Then I think about my three-year-old granddaughter, Belle. …

A Quiet Life is Hidden in Christ

Aubrey Coleman
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

A tranquil evening in the Coleman household was once interrupted by a seemingly intrusive commercial shouting,  “If you are going to live… LIVE LOUD!” The ad, encouraging viewers to purchase a new model of a car brand, sought to lure the audience in with flashing images of fast cars, bright lights, wealth, and fame.…

Goals for 2017

Well, we are half-way through January. How are you doing with those New Year’s Resolutions?

One of my goals has been to eat healthier (of course… isn’t that everyone’s?). My sister was recently diagnosed with celiac, and she has to eat gluten-free.…

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