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.
In adolescence, I discovered that writing words on a page helped release the river of emotions that had 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 the DSM-IV and a pile of diapers. After my oldest was born, I quit working and devoted my energies to learning how to be a mom. After repeated requests for pictures of my growing baby from family and friends far away, I started a blog to keep everyone up to date. I documented his progress developmentally and shared all of his first experiences. When baby number two came, I blogged about his growth and development as well.
A few years ago, I realized that as my children had gotten older, I wasn’t writing about their development anymore. Nor was I posting as many pictures of them. I decided to change blogs, start over with a new name, and begin writing from my heart again.
I think I finally found my lost self after all of these years. It’s nice to be found.
I am now writing regularly for this blog, other blogs and websites, as well as writing a book. 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.
I have written for a variety of web sites and publications, including:
The Gospel Coalition: Dare Not Compare How to Help Your Child Read With Discernment A Prayer For the Mom Who’s Worn The Place for Health and Healing When My Children Act Out in Public Motherhood for the Rest of Us I Come Messy and Ashamed Host Without Grumbling Parenting is Hard for a Reason The Most Important Prayer for Our Kids and Parenting for Recovering Pharisees
Desiring God: The Power of a Parent’s Words The Sanctifying Work of Parenthood Grace Greater Than All Our Worries The Gospel Cure for a Child’s Heart (and our own) The Most Frightening Prayer I Could Pray For My Children A Tantrum for My Transformation We Really Need the Gospel A Prayer for the Worried Mom’s Heart The Idols of a Mother’s Heart Five Things to Teach Your Children This Christmas
Kirk Cameron.com: Praying for Your Children Instructing With a Full Heart Cultivating a Strong Marriage When You Go Along the Way: Gospel Teaching Moments in the Everyday Cultivating Gratitude in a Child’s Heart
Domestic Kingdom: Rejoicing in the Mess Preparing for the Storms of Life When Worries Capsize Your Heart Faithful in the Waiting T is for Tantrums, Treasures, and Truth When I Want to Edit My Life What’s in a Name? Rejection Redeemed When I Want to Run and Hide One of the Most Important Things to Remember When My Heart is Discouraged
Proverbs 31 Magazine, January 2013 edition, “Contentment Where God Plants You” p.6-7, April 2013 edition “Peace in the Storms of Life” p. 12-13
ERLC: When Motherhood is Hard
Woman to Woman Magazine: “When Worry Invades Your Life” in Fall 2012 edition
Mitera Magazine: Spring 3013 edition, p. 9-10 “To Walk Alongside the Hurting”
The Mother’s Heart Magazine: March/April 2013 “Family Stories” p.42-44.
E-Magazine Ruby for Women: August 2012 issue, p. 7-8 “A Farm, A Garden, and Life Forever”
Single! Young Christian Woman ezine: July/August 2013 p. 4-5 “The Place for Help and Healing”