I absolutely love Bella Grace! It honestly helped through one of the darkest places in my life. I discovered it randomly at Books-a-Million one day, and it immediately caught my attention with the cardstock-esque paper and the beautiful photography. But, I discovered even more beautiful prose, poetry, and women who weren't afraid of sharing their dark places either. I was halfway through my first year of marriage, living no where near family, and having a hard time making friends even though I was continually putting myself out there. My husband was working over 60 hours a week as a pastor at a local church, and I was utterly alone and desperate for someone to just connect with. Upon purchasing the winter edition of Bella Grace, it was clear that even never having personally met these writers and women who contributed to the magazine, I felt connected. I had something to just sit, breathe, and work through the hurt that was scarring my heart, which at this point felt war torn and beat down. Though it's been a long road medically, as I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety and insomnia a month later, and emotionally with learning the ropes of marriage, I can honestly say, Bella Grace helped me see hope and light even in the dark hours, sleepless nights. And as my husband and I just celebrated our one year (yay!), we are in a much better place now than I thought possible. We aren't perfect, and hopefully we never are, I've come to appreciate the hard times, and dark times. Because as I've been so beautifully reminded by Bella Grace, it is not the end no matter where you are or what you are going through. And now, I appreciate even the most normal of days, because I am reminded of how far we've come even in that short amount of time, and what a blessing it is to even have the "normal" days.
― Marissa Miller
I'm currently sitting at a Barnes and Noble, and Bella Grace is accompanying me beautifully on the table. I am at Barnes and Noble because I had a rough day today. I came here in hopes of doing one of two things: to get a book that would enlighten me in some way or another, or to get girly magazine and some chocolate. I quickly decide how I would like my night to go and I wander over to the magazines; because what girl does not want lose themselves in a magazine full of unrealistic fashion and lives of the rich and famous? I soon discovered Bella Grace. it's difficult to put into words the peace that overcame me when I picked up this magazine. I truthfully did not want to buy it because of the price ... but once I sat down and read Christens introduction of the magazine; I can't explain the joy that was stirring in my heart. I have read up to page 28 and already decided I'm buying the copy and telling every friend I know about it. I am so thankful for people like you. Who enjoy the simple beautiful things in life. I feel I have always been sentimental and look for the nostalgic value in all things. This magazine could not have thrilled me more. Life goes by quickly and it's so easy to focus on the negative aspects of our life; but in reality, beauty is always right in front of us.
― Grace Riley
I absolutely adore Bella Grace. It is without a doubt my absolute favorite magazine that I have ever come across in my 20 years on this earth. Thought I would send in this poem I wrote a while back that I never thought to do anything with. It reflects the simple but beautiful moments that I love in my life and felt like it would fit in well with Bella Grace.
— Lindsey Fisher
Bella grace is a precious gift to the world. It has blessed me more than I can express.
— Jennifer Clawson Farnes, Instagram follower
I know it may sound a little mad, but this magazine really reignited my passions. I had stopped creating and writing for a few years after I hit a rough patch. A friend and me picked up this magazine and something happened to both of us. That light we had lost (or thought we did) came back. This magazine is so much more than just pretty and cute. It changes people. We both actually submitted something for the next issue because we believe in Bella Grace so much <3
— Hettie Sorenson, Instagram follower
This is the MOST beautiful work in every way, from the writing to the photos to the entire concept of enjoying simple things. I am treasuring this. I’ve never seen a women’s magazine quite like Bella Grace.
– Nancy Chapman Elliott
I only recently found your magazine. My [friend] saw it at the bookstore and emailed me that I needed to go buy it NOW. She was right. This journal is magic.
— Katie Bell
I simply wanted to say: thank you so much for the beautiful stories, words, precious little moments, photos…It’s perfect. I hope to see a lot more of it.