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Anxiety Brings Dependence

"It was new for us to see what does it look like to really trust God with your job, with your finances. God started to …

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Overcoming Depression—Rescued by God

"It was the right people at the right time. . . . It was Ezer that I think God put up there to make me …

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Fasting and Prayer Brings Needed Renewal

"It definitely drew us closer to God, it drew us closer to something greater than ourselves, it helped us to step outside of ourselves and …

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The Art of Lifetime Discipleship

"Discipleship to me is walking along with another person to help them watch God make them into a godly person. . . . I have …

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Learning to Trust God with a Loved One

"I became pretty distraught, and that night I remember just crying out to God and just asking him to take care of her because I …

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Delighting in God During Difficult Times

“One day we were at school, and the next we weren’t. And just like that, it was gone. . . . I was putting all …

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Courage through Uncertain Times

God challenges us, and a lot of times his challenges really strip us of reliance on ourselves or anything else for that matter. What stood …

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The Hope and Renewal of Easter

What it boils down to is the relationship I have with God, not what other people think about him. Easter has much more weight and …

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The Strength of Singleness for Leadership

One of the pastors brought up what I refer to as the energy chart, which ultimately challenges us to make sure we are expending our …

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Replacing Lies With Truth

I realized I need truth more than I needed anything else. It began this process of devouring God's Word. Through that process, it taught me …

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A Rule Breaker Meets the Redeemer

I rebelled in about every way that I could. My identity was in myself and what I could get out of life. My identity now …

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A Glorious Broken Vessel

The hardest time of my life has also been the best time of my life—living in the community that has had to come around me …

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Grace en Español Five-Year Celebration | Thank you

We came to visit Grace one time, and I always say that it was then that my spiritual life became active. Because I heard expository …

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God Preserves a Life through Addiction

He used hard consequences and a lot of pain, but he did not let me go . . . . Looking back I can see …

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Spiritual Poverty in the Midst of Financial Wealth

During a financial wealth of circumstances, you can still be impoverished. The emptiness and longing we were experiencing and then filling with things is really …

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A Higher Perspective Through Suffering

What I realized was that as Jennifer laid in the hospital bed battling for her life, God showed me that I had probably gotten too …

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Worship through Giving

For me personally, the one thing I can say about generosity is that I have gained far more enjoyment from the things I have given …

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God's Word in Practice

Am I going to be a doer of the word or just a hearer of the word? God has delivered me from the fears of …

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God's Tapestry Creates a Family

Do you choose comfort and safety and security, or do you choose to enter into the brokenness and the mess? These kids are real and …

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Trusting God with our Future Family

It is not possible for us to have children biologically, so we knew we were going to have to trust God to provide children . …

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Overcoming Alcohol Addiction

Community opened me up . . . it turns out these people who are meeting are just like me in a lot of different ways. …

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Bending to the Authority of the Local Church

When you are obedient to him, you're in line with his will. That is ultimately the best thing you can do is to be under …

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Walking with Others Through Pain

For the first time in my life, I felt I could see God working in my life through people. I had put all those things …

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Finding True Treasure

How can the Holy Spirit comfort you if you are never uncomfortable? I was always comfortable. I never experienced the power of God until I …

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Freedom and Hope through Confession in Community

Sitting in a room and seeing people struggle and seeing us all come together and live life with each other was the first time in …

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Generosity and Provision

I think that was the first time that I really believed God saw our situation. He knew who we were and what was going on …

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"Checking the Box" on Sundays

If you are coming to church and just sitting, you aren’t experiencing everything that you could be . . . My eyes are more open …

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Choosing Christ over Bitterness

My head was flooded with, ‘you are not good enough’. . . God said, ‘you are wanted.’ I decided I am choosing to believe God’s …

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Overcoming Perfection

When I start thinking, 'I am indestructible,' that is when the small sins that . . . don't seem like a big deal can then …

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Healing After Tragedy and Loss

I had put my faith in Christ when I was 6. God was all I had then, all I knew. When everything in my life …

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How to Start Being Generous

I realized I was a consumer. . . We were spending thousands of dollars on IPTAY and season tickets and going to Clemson, and it’s …

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Prayerful Dependence in the Loss of a Child

I just kept going to God and saying, 'you love her so much more than we do and she is sick; she is really sick. …

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God Moves through the Mosaic Ministry

" year ago, I truly didn’t believe in God and didn’t see [him] the way that I do now. . . . I feel like …

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Serving Jesus in a New Country

The opportunity of coming from the back of the stage, where I played drums, to the front, leading the worship service, opened my eyes and …

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The Fear of God

My little whiny answer of 'I don’t know if . . . I am going to do that because I am afraid.' What if it …

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Redemption in Biblical Community

I had some shame built around my past. Things that had happened to me or things that I had done that I was really secretive. …

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Trusting God in Uncertain Health

It was sort of in that space and in that period of waiting that God really brought me to the point of surrender. . . …

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Living a Dual Lifestyle

“You feel like you portray this one thing, and then, when you actually try and go out and live, you know, this other person shows …

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The Road of Self Reliance is Dangerous

“When I was starting that relationship, or friendship, I really thought that I could handle it . . . . And obviously my self reliance …

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Saying Yes to God's Plans

“Even when we don’t understand that, God ultimately is the author, he is the one that’s putting all these things together, and being able to …

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Understanding the Weight of Sin Leads to Salvation

“We didn’t want to change our lives and we didn’t, you know, want to give up this sin that we were in love with and …

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Sex Outside of Marriage

“In our minds it was just easier to live together . . . In the Bible it’s not black and white on every single situation …

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A Friendship Reconciles through Humility

“We had such a great relationship. It was a good thing, and then something happened that messed all that up, and . . . I …

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Obedience over Fear in Baptism

“I had lots of reservations. I didn’t have any reservations that related to my relationship with Christ; it was more appearance and putting the right …

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Consequences and Redemption after Adultery

“A lot of lives were thrown completely out of balance because of what I did, and that can’t be fixed now, and it’s something that …

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The Persistence and Love of a Friend Leads to Salvation

“My life was really turmoil. . . . It was at that point that Kathy invited me to church here at Grace. . . . …

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A New Perspective on Life and Heaven

“November 2012 our daughter, Darby O’Brien, suffered a brain hemorrhage while in class at Auburn University . . . We really believed God could heal …

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Turning from Religion to Jesus

“When I sinned I wouldn’t tell anybody; I would hide it, and I would try pretend like I was perfect. . . . Finally . …

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Biblically Oriented

“Something that God just really put on my heart is just examining my life and kind of looking at the things that are in it. …

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Finding Strength in God's Love

“God had to wreck my world multiple times before I finally would open my heart and allow Him to dwell there. . . . I …

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Seeing the Gospel through Grief and Loss

“For a long time I thought it just seemed natural that Tim should walk in, you know, and he doesn’t. . . . You’re just …

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No Fear in Death

“I was close to death. . . . I couldn’t fix my own leukemia, but He did. Since I’m powerless, the only solution I have …

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Forgiveness Leads to Repentance

God talks about being a Father to the fatherless, and He was a husband when mine was absent. . . . I wish I could …

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Seeing God's Grace in the Loss of a Child

“Canaan taught me just truly to love my boy for who he is and not for the things that he was going to be able …

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Healthy Body Image through Changing Seasons

“My body grew as the baby grew, and I didn’t handle that very well. . . . My body is going to continue to change …

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Overcoming Anger through Community in the Local Church

“Anger was a part of my DNA. It’s not an excuse that—it’s just, I didn’t know anything else. . . . I’ve had some good …

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Submitting to and Thriving Under the Authority of Christ

“I think the best way to answer what my life looked like before being under the authority of the Scriptures is “heavy.” . . . …

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Self-Soothing as a Lifestyle

“A lot of times I feel like it’s better for me to be happy and in a good mood than for me to be healthy, …

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Fostering as a Single Woman

“I foster out of obedience—that God gave me these thoughts and gave me these desires and arranged my whole life to make it possible for …

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Life After Divorce

“My marriage was great. . . . There was a knock on the door one day, and at that point . . . everything . …

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Anger in Parenting

“The topic of shame that’s been the biggest in my life is my anger and, specifically, anger in parenting and then anger towards those that …

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Not Graduating College

“I did go to college . . . ’til the middle of my junior year. . . . Some have said, ‘Why didn’t you go …

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Dealing with Postpartum Depression

“I had so many people telling me, ‘Isn’t this just the best season of your life?’ And when I couldn’t say, ‘Yes,’ it devastated me. …

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The False Hope of the American Dream

“We were pursuing the wrong things. We were pursuing everything but God, and when we finally hit the bottom, we realized how far off we …

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Parental Wounds

“I had a really challenging relationship with my mother. . . . She told me things like she wished I’d never been born, and I …

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Overcoming Inadequacy

“When I hear the phrase, ‘I am not,’ I think, ‘I am not able, but God is able.’ I see the value in pursuing him …