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Posts Tagged: Grace Fox author and speaker

Do You Have a Hidden Strength?

Several years ago, a ruptured Achilles tendon landed me in a knee-high non-weightbearing cast. A few days later, my opposite leg suffered a knee injury. Those injuries combined ruled out crutches and put me in a wheelchair for three months. But that wasn’t all. Insomnia hit me, too.   Several months prior, I’d accepted a… [ read more ]

5 Promises God Keeps and Why

In the past four days, God has reminded me several times that He always keeps His promises. The first reminder came last weekend as I researched for a First 5 assignment.   refers to Abraham believing God’s promise to make him the father of countless descendants. Humanly speaking, this was an impossibility. He and his… [ read more ]

Encouragement for the Weary

    The past two weeks have allowed me the privilege of spending every day with two different sets of ministry coworkers and friends. We’ve walked together, shared meals, brainstormed and laughed and prayed together. I found it interesting that so many shared how they entered the new year feeling exhausted.   One woman lost… [ read more ]

Rescue at the Midnight Hour

  I’ve been reading the little book, The Red Sea Rules, by Robert Morgan. As I read about the Israelites’ adventure in the desert, I envision millions of men, women, and children facing their life or death situation. The waves of the Red Sea lapped on the shore before them as the sound of pounding horse… [ read more ]

Three Words That Change Everything

    An email arrived in my inbox yesterday, words written by a woman whose husband died recently. She described her concerns for her young adult children and her frustration over lacking a sense of purpose since becoming a widow.   My heart hurt for her. That pain added to the hurt I’ve felt for… [ read more ]

The Truth About Trying to Hide Sin

    I began eating in secret when I was about six years old. My dad brought home a stash of chocolate bars and little bags of potato chips from a restaurant where he’d done some electrical work. The restaurant owner was doing a remodel job and needed to clear out his storage room, so… [ read more ]

A Simple Prayer When We Need Jesus to Teach Us

The back-to-school season has arrived again. Depending on where they live and work, some teachers have already welcomed their students. Others are busy setting up their classrooms or will soon be doing so. And some—homeschoolers, for instance—are preparing, too, only in a different setting.   Teachers play a vital role in their students’ lives. They… [ read more ]

Fasting for a Purpose

    Most believers acknowledge fasting as a spiritual discipline. The late author and missionary Dr. Wesley L. Duewel explained it this way: “Fasting in the biblical sense is choosing not to partake of food because your spiritual hunger is so deep, your determination in intercession so intense, or your spiritual warfare so demanding that… [ read more ]

A Powerful Prayer for Those You Love

And he [Jesus] said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment… (Matthew 22:37,38 ESV)   I have three adult married kids. None live nearby so we stay in touch through phone calls,… [ read more ]

Death, Taxes, and Other Guarantees

  You’ve probably heard it said that life offers only two guarantees: death and taxes. Well, I beg to differ.   John 16:32.33 says, “…Yet I am not alone because the Father is with me. I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have… [ read more ]