My Writing

St. Augustine is known to have said “I count myself one of the number of those who write as they learn and learn as they write.” I find that to be true of myself as well.

I have always loved to write. As a teen, I wrote for my school newspaper and church newsletter. When I struggled with depression in adolescence, I wrote pages of poetry to release the river of emotions that filled my heart. In my college writing class, I found writing helped me process my thoughts about life–the past, present, and future.

Then came marriage, graduate school, a career as a child psychotherapist, and then my first child. My passion for writing got lost somewhere between textbooks and a pile of diapers. After my oldest was born, I quit working and devoted my energies to learning how to be a mom. Needing an outlet to express the challenges of motherhood and the work God was doing in me, I started blogging and rediscovered my love for writing.

In addition to this blog, I write regularly for other blogs and websites. If you are interested in hiring me as a freelance writer, click on the links below for samples of my writing. I can be reached via email at: gcfox1 at gmail dot com.

My Books:

This book is about a mom’s need for the gospel. It’s about how the gospel gives hope to moms. It’s about how Jesus’s perfect life, sacrificial death, and triumphant resurrection and ascension intersect with our daily life as moms. It’s about how we as moms can appropriate all that Christ has done for us when our schedules get flipped upside down, when our children are hurting, when we feel helpless in our motherhood, when we worry about our children, or when we feel the weight of “mommy guilt.” In every moment, in every season, and whatever the circumstances, the gospel is sufficient to give us hope.

The book contains seventeen meditations on different circumstances a mom might face in her day. Each meditation focuses on what the gospel has to say to that particular situation. Each meditation also includes a gospel-centered prayer. Sufficient Hope can be read individually or in a small group with other moms.

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This book is about idolatry, particularly the idols we worship as moms. It explores the concept of idolatry and how we were made for worship. It helps moms look at and evaluate the idols they turn to for life and hope and encourages them to turn from those idols, finding their hope in Christ alone.  Specific idols addressed in this book are: children, control, comfort, approval, and success.   

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This book is about community in the local church, specifically about the relationships among women in the church. It explores the why, how, and what of sisterhood. Because we are united to Christ, we are united with each other. This unity is reflected in how we relate to one another. I explore specific areas of sisterhood including: serving one another, discipling one another, mourning with one another, and growing together. I also look at the challenges of sisterhood in the church. 

My book, A Heart Set Free: A Journey to Hope through the Psalms of Lament, is published with Christian Focus Publications. It is a primer on the art of lament; a journey through the structure and pattern of the Psalms of Lament. It's purpose is to encourage readers to cry out to God in lament, finding their hope in him.

I have written for a variety of web sites and publications, including these:

CCM Magazine

"Priority and Payoff" September 15, 2015 p. 22-27 (interview with Crystal Lewis)


"The Power of a Song" October 15, 2015 (interview with Building 429)