Anchored by Grace
An Autobiography by Keith Isbell
My mom introduced me to God over breakfast: eggs, oatmeal, pancakes, and the words of Isaiah. Isaiah was her favorite prophet, maybe because he predicted the Messiah was coming or maybe because Isaiah predicted the gift Christ would bring with Him: God’s grace. She was right. I know that for a fact, because I have been anchored by his grace through hundreds of hard times – including an ongoing bout with cancer, the ravages of Hurricane Harvey, and the untimely death of my mother when I was 14 – and successes that few men even dream about – in business to be sure, but more so with relationships that are the foundation of everything I do.
I’ve wrestled with the Angel of Death on so many levels, but those fights have given me the gift of a story. It’s a story of encouragement, inspiration, and support for others as they suit up for their own battles. When God gives you a story, you tell it. That has become my life’s purpose.
The good news is that I have the gift of gab. They called me Mom’s Little Preacher, even though I spent a good part of my life as a flat-out atheist. I can talk about running a successful business – I’ve had many – but I prefer to talk about facing down all of life’s storms. That’s the story behind Anchored by Grace. You run to win, and you run to live, and the best running mate you’ll ever have is the creator who makes it all possible.