Archives for June 2014

A Love Story of My Own

A Love Story of My Own I grew up going to church for the most part. It started when I was eight-years-old and my mother and grandmother gave their hearts to the Lord. They attended a church where people attended together yet they also reached out to each other outside of the church building. I remember picnics and dinners out. I remember a new community of people who surrounded our family with love. I remember my Sunday School teacher who {Read More}

Where Joy Is Found: Awana Making A Difference in the Kibera Slums

Joy where I never expected I watched my step as I moved through the thick, smelly mud. My red boots sunk into the mix of trash and slime. A few inches to my right was a channel cutting through the pathway, filled with human waste. To my left a woman, wearing a cast off t-shirt and long skirt sat in the doorway of a small shack, grilling corn for sale. At her feet a baby—no more than two-years-old—played with a {Read More}

Eat What You Crave

Eat What You Crave Awhile ago, I was driving down the highway when a billboard caught my attention, “Eat What You Crave” it said in large, large letters. Next to it was photo of a hamburger. It had three or four huge hamburger patties and bacon. You could see the grease dripping off of it. As I zoomed by, I could tell that hamburger was at least 1,000 calories. “Eat what you crave.” Isn’t that what all the billboards, magazines, and {Read More}

The Desire to Be Seen

The Desire to Be Seen Years ago I attended a national mothering conference. A lot of women had gathered together to have fun, bond with friends, and learn how to be better mothers. Unfortunately I didn’t attend with other women. The truth was I’ve never felt so alone in my life. I had a hotel room to myself. I sat alone during the speakers’ presentations, among 5,000 women. I remember looking around and thinking, “Nobody knows me. Nobody understands.” They {Read More}

The Perfect Timing of God’s Provision

The Perfect Timing of God’s Provision God takes care of those who take care of His people. Do you believe it? I do. Years ago we experienced this in our own family. In our home we had my husband, myself, our college age daughter, our high school age son and our one-year-old baby girl. For a season, our son and expectant daughter-in-law were living with us, too. Then, I received a letter from my Grandma. She had lived with us for nine years {Read More}

Podcast: Living Inspired: Holly Melton and Angie Smith

Living Inspired ~ Thursday 3CT (6/26/14) To listen to the interview: go here and click on the player in the upper right corner of the screen.    This week on Living Inspired, please welcome Holly Melton, author of Follow My Lead and Angie Smith, author of Chasing God.   If you’re reading this after 6/26/14 you’ll be able to find this show . . . and all my shows in the archive section. For your chance to win a a {Read More}

An Update from Kenya

An Update from Kenya At age 17, I became a teen mom… During my pregnancy it seemed that wherever I went I felt labeled. People noticed my “mistake,” but they didn’t see my heart. Few noticed how I was seeking God, and trying to make changes. My large, round stomach was all that they noticed. They are called slums because that’s why they are. It’s easy to overlook what’s truly important. @TriciaGoyer Click To Tweet It’s easy to overlook what’s {Read More}

An Unexpected Life

  Growing up I liked to imagine what my future would be like. I imagined living in the small, California town that I grew up in. I pictured getting married, having a few children, and teaching elementary school. None of that came true. Not even close. Growing up I liked to imagine what my future would be like… None of that came true. @TriciaGoyer Click To Tweet Instead, I became a teen mom, having my son at age seventeen. Becoming {Read More}

Books to Movies: With God All Things Are Possible

Books to Movies With God All Things Are Possible   When I became a novelist there was a comment that I received often, but one I didn’t expect. “Wow,” readers would tell me. “This novel would make a great movie!” That’s something a novelist likes to hear, but it carries as much weight as when your son hits a home run for the first time. “Wow, your boy’s going to be in the Big Leagues.” It’s a nice dream, but {Read More}

Homeschooling Essentials

Homeschooling Essentials As a homeschooling mom for twenty years, I’ve learned what’s important and what’s not. Here are a few homeschooling essentials to have around: Ziplock bags for rocks, bugs, play dough, stickers, glitter, etc. Play dough for those moments you need ten minutes of peace Animal books Pencils and an electric pencil sharper Lots of stickers A ruler A hole punch …click here to read the rest of the list. I also asked homeschool veterans to come up with {Read More}

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