Conntecting the Dots

Posts Tagged: Grace Fox Christian author and speaker

When the Storm Strikes

It was a September day, and Sailor-Man and I were boating back from Campbell River, BC after attending a friend’s memorial service. And then it happened: the sky blackened. Ominous clouds rolled in. The wind picked up and began whipping waves into froth. Thankfully, we’d seen the storm coming and had time to prepare, but… [ read more ]

Finding Strength to Soar

Sailor-Man and I live within sight of a nest that houses a pair of bald eagles. A few days ago, I caught a close-up of the birds in flight. The sight of these feathered majesties rising on the wind reminded me of God’s promise to strengthen His people, and I breathed a prayer of gratitude:… [ read more ]

Taming the Tongue

  Taming the tongue isn’t easy. This is true at any time, but moreso in the current political climate. How many times in the past couple of years have you forced yourself to refrain from saying something regrettable? Or perhaps you didn’t: You expressed an opinion contrary to a friend or family member’s and sparked… [ read more ]

Trusting God with our Concerns

  In a recent conversation about trusting God with our concerns, a friend reflected on bygone days when her kids were young. She recalled sleepless nights, laundry piles that multiplied by the minute, and temper tantrums (not hers!) over simple things like broccoli touching macaroni and cheese on one’s lunch plate. “Those times were challenging,”… [ read more ]

How to Experience Joy When Your Heart Aches

  Last week provided an opportunity to spend three days on the Makana with our youngest daughter and her family. I’m so grateful for that time because this week, as you read this, we’re packing up their household and moving them to northern British Columbia where our son-in-law will do his two-year family practice residency…. [ read more ]

How Does Living on a Boat Parallel Spiritual Disciplines?

  I’m sitting at the little desk in our sailboat as I write this. Inches away I see a systems panel covered in lights and switches. Their labels include, “Fore Deck Lt,” “Courtesy Lts,” “Sanx,” “Grey Water,” “Blower 2,” “Propane Valve,” “Reverse Polarity,” “Nav Inst,” and my favorite—”Collision Avoid.”   The mass of switches and… [ read more ]

Count Your Blessings

As I write this, early morning sunshine streams through my sailboat’s pilothouse windows. Sailor-Man has already left for our ministry office, and I am alone. All is quiet but for the sound of birds chirping. Theirs is a happy song, and it lifts my spirits. It reminds me of — “Therefore I tell you, do… [ read more ]

Finding Freedom from Strongholds

  What’s a stronghold? Simply put, it’s anything that has a strong hold on us. It’s usually rooted in faulty thinking patterns and lies we believe.   Fear is a stronghold with which many people struggle, myself included.   When my kids were preschoolers, an unknown intruder broke into our home and stole my jewelry… [ read more ]

Celebrating Easter Even When it Looks Different

  My husband and I drove to our oldest daughter’s home in Washington state this week. Her husband had been scheduled for foot surgery, so they asked if we might come and lend a hand. “Of course,” we said. Besides, this is the first Easter weekend we’ve spent with them in years.   In pre-pandemic… [ read more ]

Being a Good Neighbour — Guest Post by Maggie Wallem Rowe

Maggie Wallem Rowe has become a dear friend. She’s a fun-loving adventurer from North Carolina who’s currently living and ministering alongside her pastor-husband in Norway. She’s a woman of the Word and of prayer, and one who cares deeply about others. Maggie is also a storyteller extraordinaire with a new book scheduled for release mid-April…. [ read more ]