Forfeiting the Comparison Game

by Alexa Hess 

When I was younger, the word “not enough” defined most of my thoughts about myself. Not pretty enough. Not funny enough. Not smart enough. Not interesting enough. I didn’t realize then that I spent too much of my time determining my worth based on comparison to others.…

The Comparison Game

By Kayla Colvin  
Guest Contributor 

If there’s one thing that this pregnancy has taught me, it’s that I have a terrible habit of comparing myself to others. As my body grows bigger, so does my human nature need for affirmation. With the weekly updates and clickable hashtags, I consistently and begrudgingly find myself comparing my size and lifestyle against women all over the world.…

Don’t Be a Mama Martyr

By Stefanie Boyles 
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

One of my favorite quotes is by Goethe, and it reads, “Cease endlessly striving for what you want to do and learn to love what must be done.”  It sits on my windowsill by my kitchen sink—I can conveniently read it while doing the dishes. It’s in a strategic location—I find myself standing in front of that particular window quite often as a mom of three little ones who seem to need at least three meals a day along with countless snacks. It reminds me to find joy in the glorious mundane of motherhood. It beckons my heart to delight in this particular calling, and it reminds me to serve my family as if I were serving the Lord. 

But over the years, I’ve realized a tendency in my heart to swing to the opposite side of the pendulum.…

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.…

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.…

Your Legacy Starts Now

By Stefanie Boyles
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

Before the start of a new year, I take some time to reflect on the previous year. What were highlights from each month? How do I feel each area of my life is doing, like my relationships and personal health and spiritual growth? What lessons have I learned?…

The Battle of Body Image

By Jana White 
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co.  

We live in a world that is obsessed with outward appearance. Everything we look at puts forth an expectation for us—for our bodies, our faces, our hair, and our makeup. There is likely some lie that we have bought into that has led us down a road of self-critiquing our own bodies to possibly even a destination of contempt for the way we look.…

Rahab: We All Have a Story

By Melissa Holmquist
Guest Contributor 

We all love stories don’t we? Just look at how many versions of the movie Cinderella have been made. Why? We love that story! We’ve all felt like Cinderella – unfairly treated, overworked, under-appreciated, abused, ignored, scorned.  And then, POOF, bibbity-bobbity-boo, her fairy godmother appears out of nowhere and her life is changed forever!…