Misdirected Fury

Misdirected Fury

It was one of those beautiful spring days. The windows of my house were open, letting in the fresh air. I listened to my children playing in the yard while I washed my baby in the bathtub. They were rambunctious and happy to be outside. Then, suddenly, the tone of their voices changed. They started…

The Beauty of Silence

The Beauty of Silence

My three best friends are wildly different from each other. They have different lifestyles and personalities. Their relationships with me are built on unique-to-us experiences. There is one major thing that all of them have in common, though. None of them are afraid of silence. One will sit on the couch and listen to music…

new every morning

new every morning

“Jeremiah!” they called. “Come back! There’s nothing out there but sand!” The desert prophet ignored their cries and continued his stumbling journey away from the city. His grimy, wrinkled face hadn’t been washed in ages because of a recent drought over the land, and his legs wobbled from lack of food. The holy city behind…

An Interview with Annie Downs

An Interview with Annie Downs

Jessiqua: Hello again! And welcome to Kindred Grace! We reviewed your book Speak Love for this year’s March of Books and greatly enjoyed it. Are you currently writing any other fantastic books? Or are you taking a break from writing? Or are you not allowed to say? Annie: Hahahaha. If I tell you, I’ll have to kill…

Speak Love

Speak Love

I wasn’t always the positive person I am now. There for a time in my life that I was actually rather critical. I didn’t intend to be cruel or anything, I was just very observant of the flaws in those around me. Thankfully, since I’m a bit of an introvert, I wouldn’t speak most of…

Concerning Spiritual Gifts…

Concerning Spiritual Gifts…

“Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant…” (1st Corinthians 12:1) Spiritual Gifts: Unity and Diversity In The Same Body. “There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all…