Simplified Life

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.…

The Goal of Studying Scripture

I think sometimes we need to be reminded of our goals. Lots of us take time at the new year to think about our personal goals, which is such a good thing. It is good to go deeper though, and think about why our goal is important and why it is a priority.…

How To Study Scripture

I wrote this post two years ago, but the New Year seems like the perfect time to share it again. I know that there are lots of methods for studying Scripture, but this is what has worked for me!

The question that I get asked most often is how I spend time in Scripture.  …

Stop Glorifying Busy

For some reason, being busy is the in thing these days. Your success is often judged by how much you do. As women, we chat about other women, and we make comments like “how does she do it?”, and “she has so much on her plate”.…

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