Regaining God’s View of His Church

By Inonge Siluka 
Guest Contributor 

What do you do when you just don’t want to hang out with your church family? When you find it difficult to foster relationships in church? Or if you just find church life a bit mundane? Perhaps you’re a new Christian, and you walk into a church full of people you have little in common with, and you don’t know how to relate to them; or maybe you just feel like you never quite fit in anywhere, no matter where you go. It can be hard to deal with these struggles, especially when we know that church should be something good, a blessing, and an important part in our Christian life. The struggle is real. I have been there.…

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.…

When the Bough Breaks

By Kelly Fowler 
Guest Contributor 

Picture this: I’m sitting on my comfortable couch in my beautiful home with my wonderful husband asleep in the next room. My refrigerator is full, my car that carries me wherever I need to go is tucked into the garage, and a quiet hum reminds me that I have air conditioning keeping me cool.…

Power in the Name of Jesus

By Aubrey Coleman 
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

As I ran through my list of errands, I found myself stopped at a red light with low volume lyrics playing from the radio, making themselves stand out in the background, “there is power in the name of Jesus.” I had not been paying attention to the song, but for some reason the line made me stop in thought.…

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.” This expression is often used to discourage inappropriate, harmful, undesirable, or unwanted behaviors.…

Finding Significance through Service

By Kyra Riley 
Staff Writer for The Daily Grace Co. 

If you feel insignificant, you better think again 
Better wake up because you’re part of something way bigger 
You’re part of something way bigger 
Not just a speck in the universe 
Not just some words in a bible verse 
You are the living word.

True Simplicity

By  Kayla Colvin  
Originally Published in Be Still Magazine, Issue 6 

Simplicity: It’s a word often used in today’s world. Minimalism is trending, and  “the simple life”  is dangerously close to idolization for most. Pinterest and Instagram are full of examples and tutorials on how to simplify. …