Archives for June 2016

Living History: The Real People Behind the Stories {by Kelli Stuart}

I can count on one hand the teachers who impacted me the most growing up. It started in 11th grade with my history teacher. On the first day of school, he came to class dressed as Captain Meriwether Lewis, and launched into a ten-minute monologue on the adventures of Lewis and Clark. I was hooked. Up until that time, history had been nothing but boring stories and pictures in books to me. But he brought it to life. He made {Read More} | A FUN way to teach your child about car safety features!   A FUN way to teach your child about car safety features! “We downloaded Dashboard Blitz, an app on car safety features and my 6-year-old and I had a blast playing it!” This isn’t a phrase I ever thought would cross my lips, but it did. And it’s true. I’ve been thinking a lot about automobile safety ever since my 16-year-old daughter attended driver’s education. In Arkansas, where we live, driver’s education is not required, but in the Goyer {Read More}

Come Close | James 4:7-8

Saturday Scripture James 4:7-8 So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. Prayer I pray I will be humbled before You today. I pray that You will make me aware of the schemes of our enemy and make me strong to resist those schemes. Draw me close to {Read More}

5 Ways to Help a Mom Who is Suddenly Single

I was a single mom when I first had my son at 17-years-old, and I mentor teenage mothers in a weekly support group, most of which are single. And every month my husband travels out of town for 7-10 days (sometimes more!), making me single for a time. Yet I am thankful I am married to an amazing man who is a wonderful companion and huge support. When he is away I realize how hard it is for single moms {Read More}

22 Great Summer Reads for Your Kids!

I’m a mom of ten kids and a book addict. This means we do a lot of reading! I’ve gathered a list of some of our favorite books. These are perfect for summer reading. Boys ages 6–12 Henry Huggins Series by Beverly Cleary Book 1: Henry Huggins Book 2: Henry and Beezus Book 3: Henry and Ribsy Beverly Cleary was one of my favorite authors growing up, and I still love reading her books to my kids. This series is {Read More}

Pure Heart | Psalm 51:10

Saturday Scripture Psalm 51:10 Prayer God, renew my heart. Renew my spirit. Make it steadfast. Make it beat for your glory. Ma my thoughts and actions bring you glory. Help me examine my heart and get rid of the parts that are hindering me from you. When was the last time you did a heart examination? Psalm 51:10 @TriciaGoyer Click To Tweet Are you new here? You might want to subscribe to my email updates, or follow me on Facebook, Twitter, {Read More}

How to Survive God Seeing Your Everything {by Christy Fitzwater}

The table was kind of full, so I slid down against the wall and invited little girls to come say their Bible verses to me on the floor. “Can you help me learn this verse?” asked one girl, after she plopped down next to me. “Of course,” I said. “Well, the first place to start is to make sure you really understand the verse. That makes it a lot easier to remember.” So we read Psalm 139:2: You know when {Read More}

How to Wait on the Lord

Are you currently waiting on the Lord? Maybe you’re waiting for a job, a spouse, or a wayward child to return home. Maybe you’re waiting for wisdom for next steps or how to handle a hard situation. Waiting is hard because there is so little we have to wait on these days. We can microwave a meal in three minutes. We can journey across the globe in one day. We can google the answer to any question in three seconds. {Read More}

Many Wonders | Psalm 40:5

Saturday Scripture Psalm 40:5 Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders which You have done, And Your thoughts toward us; There is none to compare with You If I would declare and speak of them, They would be too numerous to count Prayer God, grant me the patience toward myself to simply know that You love me, at this moment, just how I am. Let your goodness and your attention toward me sink into the depths of my being. {Read More}

5 Things Your Daughter Should Know About Chasing Boys {by Kari Kampakis}

I love reading aloud to my older girls, and this year I came upon a book that we all loved! 10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know by Kari Kampakis was one of our favorite reads of the year. I loved it so much that I asked Kari to write a guest post for my blog. If you have preteen or teen girls you don’t want to miss this book! There are certain things in life worth waiting for. A really awesome {Read More}

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