Stacey Patrick

Follower of Jesus Christ. Fresno Pacific University Grad (BA's in Christian Ministry & Early Childhood Development). Author of "Grace Leads" and other writing projects. While life's adversity has made its appearance in her life, through developmental delays and now chronic illness, she writes thoughtful pieces to give readers a deeper understanding of God's Word. Gracefully Overcoming is where you can find out more about her writing ministry.
The Need for Community

The Need for Community

"Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm...

Satisfaction in God Alone

Satisfaction in God Alone

“I said in my heart, “Come now, I will test you with pleasure; enjoy yourself.” But behold, this also was vanity” (Ecc. 2:1). The writer takes many roads to find happiness, yet there was nothing worthwhile in any of the avenues he chose. He remained just as...

The Great Grace of Our Lord Jesus

The Great Grace of Our Lord Jesus

“But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. And as for all who walk by this rule,...

The Testimony of Affliction

The Testimony of Affliction

“You know it was because of a bodily ailment that I preached the gospel to you at first,  and though my condition was a trial to you, you did not scorn or despise me, but received me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus (Galatians 4:13-14).” Apostle Paul shared the...

Living the Gospel

Living the Gospel

Recently, I began to visit a neighborhood church during the week. The most noticeable characteristic of these followers of Christ is the way they love. A month later, I am still in awe of the way they love and welcome anyone into their flock. They seem to show...

The Gospel and Community

The Gospel and Community

The Encounters As long as I can remember, my close-knit family has always done life alone. You see, chronic illnesses are prevalent in our family. Health problems tend to cause everyone to run away like it's contagious. It is a different culture of community, where...