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Posts Tagged: Grace Fox Christian author and speaker

5 Good Reasons to Trust God

  Jesus said, “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me” (NLT). His words—“Don’t let your hearts be troubled”—imply that we have control over worry and fear’s role in our lives. We can choose to let them run rampant or we can choose to trust God instead.   Letting… [ read more ]

Why Our Morning Thoughts Matter

What are the first thoughts that come to mind when you wake up? Here’s a multiple-choice quiz: It’s morning again. My to-do list is a mile long; I don’t know where to begin. Good morning, Lord. Thank You for the gift of a new day.   Our thoughts shape our beliefs which in turn influence… [ read more ]

The Purpose for Suffering

  One of my favorite things in life is watching my grandchildren grow in every aspect of their lives—physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional. Every time I see them, they’ve changed.   That’s the way it should be, right? God never intended a baby to remain a baby. His plan is for infants to grow and… [ read more ]

How to Keep Hope Alive: Host a Celebration

  Afghanistan. Haiti. Covid. Forest fires. Hurricanes. Politics.   The news weighs heavy on my heart. Some people might say “Stop listening to it.” I’ve thought about doing that, but turning off the news only provides temporary relief. It soothes my soul for a little while, but it doesn’t change the reality that’s out there…. [ read more ]

Why Do Our Choices Matter?

  John Donne was an English clergyman and poet who lived from 1572-1631. He’s the fellow who coined the well-known phrase, “No man is an island unto himself.” Wise, guy, he was. He understood that the choices we make impact not only ourselves but also those around us.   Take Rahab, for instance. She’s the… [ read more ]

3 Truths about Finding Joy

  How do you define joy?   My favorite definition is one by Kay Warren: “Joy is the settled assurance that God is in control of all the details of my life, the quiet confidence that ultimately everything is going to be alright, and the determined choice to praise God in every situation.”   This… [ read more ]

Encouragement for Those Fighting a Battle Today

  Would you do me a favor? Would you please raise your hand if you’ve ever had one of those nights when worrisome thoughts woke you and wouldn’t let you fall back to sleep? I just want to know that I’m not the only woman in the world who’s experienced this.   It happened to… [ read more ]

Fighting our Battles by Focusing on Truth

  When I wrapped up my Zoom Bible study last Tuesday, I encouraged the participants to be on their guard. “We’ve just studied five names of God,” I said. “Don’t be surprised if a test comes along in the not too distant future. Be watchful but don’t be afraid. It will give you opportunity to… [ read more ]

Choosing Joy in Life’s Hard Places

An oldie goldie song says, ‘The beat goes on, and the beat goes on.” I feel as though the lyrics describe the pandemic lockdown. I’m ready to listen to a new song, but this one hasn’t finished playing yet, and I can’t change it. What to do?   On the days when I feel like… [ read more ]