Book Review: Keeping Hope Alive: Devotions for Strength in the Storm

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A timely book for our circumstances! Storms of life will strike. It’s not a matter of “if” but “when” and how fierce the winds will blow. We need strength—God’s strength—to survive those storms. With personal stories and insightful perspectives, Grace Fox brings you ninety daily devotions of hope. Each day’s devotion includes a key Bible verse, a time to pause and read, and then an action step or a question to ponder. There’s also a short prayer for the moment and an encouraging quote from others who have walked through times of crisis. Check out this review: No writer brings…

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Book Review: Finding Hope in Crisis: Devotions for Calm in Chaos

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Life can change in a nanosecond. Crisis strikes, and we wonder whether we’ll survive the next hour, never mind the day. Our soul years for the storm to subside, for calm amid the chaos. With personal stories and insightful perspectives, Grace Fox brings you ninety daily devotions of hope. Each day’s devotion includes a key Bible verse, a time to pause and read, and then an action step or a question to ponder. There’s also a short prayer for the moment and an encouraging quote from others who have walked through times of crisis. * * * Check out this…

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2021 Spring New Releases

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2021 Spring New Releases Author: Crystal BowmanTitle: My Arms Will Hold You TightPublisher: TyndaleRelease: January 2021ISBN-13: 978-1496446220Genre: Board BookLink to Book: https://www.tyndale.com/p/my-arms-will-hold-you-tight/9781496446220 Author: Roseanna M. WhiteTitle: Dreams of SavannahPublisher: Bethany HouseRelease: January 5, 2021ISBN-13: 978-0764237478Genre: Historical RomanceLink to Book: https://www.roseannamwhite.com/books/stand-alone-novels/dreams-of-savannah Author: Becky HarlingTitle: How to Listen so Your Kids Will TalkPublisher: Bethany HouseRelease: January 5, 2021ISBN: 978-0764237218Genre: NF/ParentingLink to Book: http://beckyharling.com/store Author: Caryl McAdooTitle: Duplicity at the Lowell HousePublisher: Peaceable PublishingRelease: January 11, 2021ISBN-13: 979-8569032020Genre: Mystery, HistoricalLink to Book: Amazon Only Author: Molly JebberTitle: Maryann’s HopePublisher: Kensington Publishing GroupRelease: January 26, 2021ISBN-13: 978-1420150674Genre: Historical Fiction/AmishLink to Book: https://www.mollyjebber.com/maryannshope.html Author: Grace…

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Book Review: Finding Hope in Crisis: Devotions for Calm in Chaos

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Searching for a devotional to help you in trying times? With personal stories and insightful perspectives, Grace Fox brings you ninety daily devotions of hope in her book, Finding Hope in Crisis: Devotions for Calm in Chaos. Press pause for a minute each day to read these gems and refocus on the truth that God’s strength will carry you onward. Inhale the Holy Spirit’s peace. Exhale your worries and fear. Each day’s devotion includes a key Bible verse, a time to pause and read, and then an action step or a question to ponder. There’s also a short prayer for…

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A Chat with Author Grace Fox

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Greetings from Marti Pieper in chilly Seneca, South Carolina. As I wait out the pandemic in my warm home, I can’t help but think about my friend Grace Fox and what her winter must be like where she lives. But I’ll let her tell you about that—as well as her new devotional book, which sounds perfect for such a time as this. Welcome, Grace! Please tell us about your new book, Finding Hope in Crisis: Devotions for Calm in Chaos. This devotional contains 90 meditations and thoughtful quotes written to encourage and strengthen those whose minds are on overload. After…

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God Responds to Arrow Prayers

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  Conversing with God looks different for everyone, but at some time or other we all shoot arrow prayers heavenward. I do it often. It happens when I’m traveling by plane and a spiritual conversation opens with a fellow passenger. On one occasion a woman beside me said, “I’m on a personal quest. I’m searching for peace. Have you found it?” I shot an arrow prayer before answering: “God, give me the right words.” I shoot arrow prayers when driving down the highway. “God, safety.” I shoot them when needing inspiration for my writing assignments: “God, creativity.” I shoot them…

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Living Beyond Our Comfort Zone

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  Life is marked by change. Eighteen months ago, my husband and I purged our earthly belongings and moved aboard a sailboat. This was no midlife crisis. We did it because God said “go.” Transitioning from house to boat was my husband’s dream come true. He grew up in a waterfront home and drove a speedboat when he was six years old. He later built a small sailboat and then owned a 27-foot Catalina. As for me—well, I grew up on the Alberta prairies. The first time I rowed a boat, I did it backwards. I don’t even like cold…

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A Chat with Author Grace Fox

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Greetings from Marti Pieper in Florida, where fall comes without colored leaves and only sometimes with cooler temperatures! We’re presently grateful for nights when we can open windows and leave the air conditioning off, even though temperatures still climb into the ’80s during the day. Where today’s featured author lives, however, the temperatures are considerably cooler year-round. I got to know Grace Fox through CAN and through another author’s group to which we both belong. I’ve long admired her ability to use her words to touch hearts and change lives. Let’s take time to catch up with her now. Welcome,…

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Authors in Action!

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This week our CAN authors are sharing heart warming stories of fulfilling the Great Commission and speaking around the country on matters close to their heart! Grace Fox just completed an 11-day trip through Nepal. This was a pilgrimage of sorts for her and her eldest daughter who was born with hydrocephalus in Nepal 33 years ago. Her daughter’s lifelong dream has been to visit her birthplace, and this trip fulfilled that dream. Read the beginning of this story—how Grace’s husband returned to North America with their three-day old daughter while Grace was left behind in Kathmandu not knowing whether…

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Opportunities, Adventures, and More!

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The second annual SoCal Christian Writers’ Conference is coming up June 21-23 at Biola University in La Mirada, CA. Writers of every genre and stage will find community and a place to grow. Learn about the publishing industry from veteran authors, editors, and agents. Hone your craft and develop a deeper understanding of what makes a best-selling novel or nonfiction book. And find a haven of spiritual refreshment that will reignite the passion in your soul that tells you this is the story our Storyteller has put on your heart. Be reminded that with Him, your words can touch lives. For more…

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