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Posts Tagged: Grace Fox author and speaker

Little is Much in God’s Hands

Little is much in God’s hands. Do you believe it? I do! Here’s why.   The day before I flew to Florida to attend my first writers conference back in 1999, I sat at the kitchen table and cried. I had no idea what God had in mind, but I knew He wanted me there,… [ read more ]

Becoming Visible

Cheri Strange connected with me recently online and asked me to consider endorsing her new book, Can You See Me, Now? Good news for the lonely, left out, and less than.  I read it from cover to cover, and I loved it. I could totally relate to the reality of feeling overlooked and invisible, and… [ read more ]

Finding Hope When Tragedy Strikes Again

  The news of a gunman slaughtering 21 innocents broke like another tragic wave on the shore of humanity. It left us stunned but, sadly, not surprised. The prophet Jeremiah observed mankind’s desperate state more than 600 years before Christ walked this earth, and he wrote, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately… [ read more ]

Why Pray in the Power in Jesus’ Name?

“Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name.” ( ESV)   How do you close your prayers? I usually say, “In Jesus name, amen.”   Truth be told, I’m probably guilty of rattling off these words without much thought to their significance. It does me good to pause and… [ read more ]

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 ]