Archives for September 2014

Why Think About Christmas in September?

Why Think About Christmas in September? What do you think about when you think of childhood Christmases? I think of thick, fat snowflakes falling down. Driving to my grandparents’ mobile home. Sitting by the woodstove, eating homemade enchiladas, and opening a large pile of presents. I grew up in a small, mill town of Weed, California. All my favorite childhood memories are centered there. Why think about Christmas in September? @TriciaGoyer Click To Tweet Why am I thinking about Christmas {Read More}

Don’t Miss Your Kids in All Your “God Projects”

Don’t Miss Your Kids in All Your “God Projects”   I’m a project person. I like lists to check off and gold stars (even if they are imagined) placed on my jobs that are well done. As an author I like to type “The End”at the completion of my novels. As a Teen MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) leader, I like getting into my car after a meeting and letting out a contented sigh, knowing the speaker’s message touched a great {Read More}

Saturday Scripture – Matthew 23:35

  Saturday Scripture   Matthew 23:35   For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.   Prayer I am so grateful to receive divine hospitality. Show me how to a host those who are hungry, thirsty, lonely, and estranged. You are the great teacher.   I am so grateful to receive divine hospitality. @TriciaGoyer Click To Tweet   To celebrate launch of The Lulu Tree Boutique, I’m doing a giveaway! Ten winners will receive {Read More}

The Lulu Tree Boutique! (& Giveaway!)

The Lulu Tree Boutique! (& Giveaway!) *Please note, friends: This post is long. But, would you take time read it, for me? For all the precious Ugandan mamas who need your help? And then, would you consider sharing the post so others might help too? There’s even a giveaway at the bottom! Thank you. From the bottom of my heart. – Tricia  She walked for four hours just to meet me. Her soles were red from Uganda’s earth and she {Read More}

How to Keep & Deepen Your Relationship With Your Teen Son

How to Keep & Deepen Your Relationship With Your Teen Son My 6-foot-tall son lumbers into the room and sinks onto the sofa. “So, I’ve been thinking about Chapter Two…” he says. I pause what I’m doing and we talk. We talk about fictional conflict, inciting incidents, and motivation—what the character wants more than anything. Nathan has just finished writing a novel and lately we’ve been chatting about that. I have six children and my relationship with each of them {Read More}

Rewriting is the Real Work of Writing

Rewriting is the Real Work of Writing I get letters almost daily from people who want to write a novel. Most of them have started one, and some are close to the end of their book. But once the writing starts, the fears come quickly. We know what we want to say. We know what story we want to share . . . but the words on the page often don’t match. We look at our manuscript and see that {Read More}

How to Say “Yes” to God

How to Say “Yes” to God   I don’t know about you but as soon as I became a Christian I wanted to do something FOR God. I was a pregnant teen who found forgiveness and freedom and I wanted to make my life count for Him. Over the years I found many ways to serve Him and to be truthful it was a lot of work. I taught Sunday School, led Bible studies, and volunteered in numerous ministries in {Read More}

Family Volunteering: Tips & Tricks

  Family Volunteering: Tips & Tricks Give back. Together. You know the old saying, “It is better to give than receive.” For many families the best gifts they can give is the gift of themselves … through volunteering. Family volunteering has been an interest to homeschooling advocates for years. Raymond and Dorothy Moore recommend an hour a day of home or community service. Can you imagine how your family (homeschooling or not) could impact the community by volunteering an hour {Read More}

Making Pinterest-Worthy Graphics for Your Blog

  I’ve been blogging for many years. I write to encourage, educate, and inspire. I love to hear from readers. I like to know my words are getting out and making a difference! Over the last year, Pinterest has revolutionized my blogging. Blogs that used to get a few hundred readers get readers in the thousands or tens of thousands. Most of these readers come from Pinterest and Facebook. Readers are inspired, educated, and encouraged by my words, but the first step to {Read More}

Let Us Come Boldly to the Throne of Our Gracious God

Saturday Scripture Hebrews 4:16 “So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.” (New Living Translation)   Prayer God, thank you that you have given us reminders of promises like the one in Hebrews 4. Let us receive your mercy and find grace today when we need it most. You are our strength. Let us find our sustenance {Read More}

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