Welcome to Grace to Joy

In 2020, Faith over Fear became our mantra. After all, we believe God's word to be true. Truth that even the threat of death brings no fear when you know the Savior. Reading verses such as Philippians 1:21 "For to me, to live is Christ to die is gain" and Romans 8:28 "For we know that God causes all things to work together for our good, to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose", just a couple of verses from His word that were brought to vivid points of decision. Choices to be made: Will we believe God, or will we believe the world?

I may not know you, but I was praying for you to come through with a greater faith, and less fear!  Fear has no place in the heart of a believer. How could it, when the very word believer means to put one's trust in. To rely on. 

And now, here we are, beginning a new year, one that will hold much change. And it would be easy to fear the days ahead, were it not for the truth of God's word. And it is the truth!

The sum of Your word is truth,

         And every one of Your righteous ordinances is everlasting.

Psalm 119:160

Even Jesus prayed for us, that the Father would

"Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth. "

John 17:17

Jesus never prayed in vain. 

So as we walk into the days ahead, may we do so by relying on the truth of God's word alone. By having our heads up, eyes wide open, looking to Him for every response and reaction. May we be sanctified (set apart unto service) by His truth, for He certainly has a plan and a purpose for each one of us, in the very place and time we are in. May we walk by His Spirit daily. May our every desire be His desire, and then let's be amazed at what God will do! 

Did you know there are over 7000 promises in His great book? Open it, read them. TRUST THEM. Trust Him. 

In 2021 let us be known as Believers who believe! 

If I can be praying for you specifically, don't hesitate to drop a note to grow@gracetojoy.org, or click on the link for prayer. And God bless us all as walk as believers.

Philippians Bible Study

This 290 pg. workbook provides an in-depth Bible study of the book of Philippians.  Consisting of personal study time, five days a week for ten weeks, the workbook makes it possible to work at your own pace, or grab a girlfriend or two to work through it together.  Perhaps your church's ladies ministry would even choose to use this study, and meet weekly for discussion time. 

In the letter to the Philippian believers we find the Apostle Paul saying, "Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say rejoice!"  This study will show how it's possible to have joy even when we don't understand the what, when, why, or how of a situation (and isn't life always full of situations?)  See how the Apostle Paul unlocks the secret of living in contentment and joy.  It's our prayer that it won't be long before you, too, are Finding His Joy.  

Workbook study is available through Amazon. $17.99     

Kindle Edition  Amazon Kindle $10.99

Or, add the Kindle addition for only $2.99 when you purchase the  workbook from Amazon.


One of the greatest blessings we've been given is God's word, but like  many things that are "good for us" we find ourselves not making the time to read it.  I hope these short devotionals will keep you inspired to be in the Word, and to live wholeheartedly for God.