Author Archives: Rachel Macy Stafford

Hands Free Life: Unimaginable Strength

Hands Free Life: Unimaginable Strength

“I want be on the swim team like Natalie,” Avery announced shortly after she turned six. She’d even put on Natalie’s team suit and Speedo goggles to show that she meant business. The suit was drooping in the rear and the goggles were on upside down, but this was no laughing matter. In fact, this

Only Love Today: One Kind Thing

In a world quick to condemn, criticize, and overreact, be quick to be kind. The summer before I started middle school, I gained a lot of weight and developed unsightly stretch marks on my thighs. I was ashamed. While my parents worked during the day, my older sister took me to the neighborhood pool. I

Daily Doses of God’s Grace: Take the Pressure Off So Others May Too

I wasn’t sure how Natalie would react to hearing me admit my most painful truths in a bookstore filled with friends, colleagues, neighbors, and complete strangers. Although Natalie had heard snippets of my past mistakes and the lessons I’d learned from them, this particular book-signing talk contained a steady stream of the most difficult admissions

Hope In Light of the Unexpected

  Editor’s Note: Welcome to Sit & Listen Saturday featuring Devotionals Daily on Alexa. Enjoy reading as well as listening to your devotional today from Only Love Today by Rachel Macy Stafford.   This life you didn’t necessarily plan for is becoming quite beautiful on you. In the Light of the Unexpected It might be that day

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