Archives for March 2015

Jesus Is the Key to Joy

My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, Lord, I will seek. Psalm 27:8 Are you discouraged today? Is your to-do list long enough to wrap around the state of Arkansas five times? Our discouragement always comes from chasing something—chasing order, chasing enough money to get a little bit ahead, or chasing a sense of accomplishment. We may chase accomplishments, or peace, or the dream life we’ve always wanted, but the thing is, in this life we’ll never catch {Read More}

5 Ways to Help a Teen Mom

I had my first baby when I was seventeen. It was hard, but I can’t imagine how a young mom who’s living in New York City feels these days. Have you seen the posters plastered all over the subways in the media? One shows a crying baby and reads, “I’m twice as likely not to graduate from high school because you had me as a teen.” While it’s true that having a baby as a teen is hard, choosing to {Read More}

Words to Live By | Micah 6:8

Saturday Scripture   Micah 6:8   He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.   Prayer Heavenly Father, thank you for your guiding Word—for giving me words to live by. You show me what is good and honoring to you. Help me to be fair, extend mercy, and be humble. May others be able to see your work {Read More}

Interviewing Tips for Nonfiction {Plus FREE Printable!}

I’ve been honored over the years to interview hundreds of people for articles, blogs, and books! A few of my non-fiction projects are Teen Mom, You’re Stronger Than You Think, Life, In Spite of Me and Plain Faith. Throughout the years I’ve learned how to create a better interview—one that will make the subject comfortable and help me as a writer. Here are my tips! Hey, #writers! @TriciaGoyer shares her tips for creating better #interviews. Click To Tweet Prepare. Have a {Read More}

Live Your Life’s Dream… Inspired by God

No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him. 1 Corinthians 2:9 (NIV) As a speaker, one of my favorite things to do is encourage the audience to “dream big.” Too many times we put God in a box. Dream big. Don’t put God in a box. @TriciaGoyer Click To Tweet We’re afraid to step out of our comfort zones. We forget that God created the universe, so {Read More}

Homeschooling Mom, Do You Need Outside Help?

As a wife, a mom, a sinner-saved-by-grace, and a servant of God, I have peace knowing God has a plan for my life. That He’s always had a plan. And that He’s here to guide me to His path for me. This is one of my favorite verses: All the stages of my life were spread out before you, the days of my life all prepared before I’d even lived one day. Psalm 139:16 I look to this verse because {Read More}

Books: Snapshots of Our Lives

John and I are in the process of adopting four girls, ages 14, 12, 12, and 10, from the foster care system. They are beautiful, smart, and funny. We’ve had two day visits and one weekend visit with them, and John and I are just scratching the surface at discovering who these amazing young women are. At the same time John and I are trying to share our lives, our likes, our values, . . . and our books. A few {Read More}

You Are Not Alone | An Interview about ‘Teen Mom’

Teen Moms, I want you to know you are not alone! Read my interview with Christian Book Previews about Teen Mom: You’re Strong Than You Think to learn more. CBP: Teen Mom is a book for teen moms, written by a former teen mom. You also interviewed young moms all over the country. Why was capturing the heart of young mothers important for you? Why did you want to write a book just for them? As a former teen mom, I remember what {Read More}

4 Thoughts that Will Transform Your Schedule

4 Thoughts that Will Transform Your Schedule   I wrote the book Balanced, yet I love how God is able to use my own words to help and inspire myself! As I’ve written blogs based on the book, it’s given me a chance to rethink some of the concepts. Every season of life is different, and I’m even in a new season since the nine months when I wrote the book! These are things I was reminded of—important thoughts that transformed {Read More}

How to Find Time to Clean in the Random Moments of Your Day

How to Find Time to Clean in the Random Moments of Your Day   I don’t have hours a day to clean . . . although since I have a college-aged son, a husband, a grandma, and three kids six-years-old and under at home, I wish I did! Take advantage of the random moments in your day! Here’s how (@TriciaGoyer #balanced): Click To Tweet Instead, I’ve developed the habit of using random minutes throughout the day to clean. Here’s what {Read More}

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