Archives for July 2017

Long for You Lord | Psalm 130:5-6

  Psalm 130:5-6 I am counting on the Lord; yes, I am counting on him. I have put my hope in his word. I long for the Lord more than sentries long for the dawn, yes, more than sentries long for the dawn. Prayer Sweet Jesus, I long for you Lord. Remind me to always put my hope in your word. I love for the Lord. #Psalm130 @TriciaGoyer Click To Tweet Are you new here? You might want to subscribe {Read More}

Four Ways to Impress Scripture on Your Children | Mary Hairston

I vividly remember a dark and lonely time right after college, and before I had any clue what God wanted to do with my life, when God’s Word first became what I lived on. I grew up reading Scripture and enjoying it, but I don’t think I truly relied on it before then. That year, and years after, I filled journals with notes on the precious thoughts of my God communicated through His Word. They were light in my darkness {Read More}

When You Feel Like An Outsider As a Mom

Years ago, John and I found ourselves trying out churches after a leadership change at a small country church we’d been attending for years. With a preschooler, a toddler, and a baby on the way I often spent more time out of service than in it. One church we were visiting was large, and they had a crying room to take my toddler. I was a young mom and very insecure in my role, and even now my stomach tenses {Read More}

Something I got right with my first parenting memoir . . . and one thing I got wrong

In 2009 my first memoir came out, Blue Like Play Dough. Yes, I might have been hoping to ride on the tails of another popular book at the time . . . Blue Like Jazz. As a mom of three at the time I felt stretched and pulled like a piece of play dough. There was part of my life that felt filled with crumbs. In 2009, John and I had been talking about adoption. I had no idea that {Read More}

Fruit of the Spirit | Galatians 5:22

  Galatians 5:22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things. Prayer Abba Father, I need your Holy Spirit to produce fruit in my life. Help me to be more loving, more joyful, more peaceful, more patience. Help me to have more kindness, more goodness, more faithfulness, be more gentle, and have more self-control. These are the fruit of {Read More}

4 Best Tips for Moms this Summer | Jessica Kastner

Enter below for your chance to win a copy of Jessica Kastner’s Hiding from the Kids in my Prayer Closet Ahhhh summer. What mom doesn’t embrace the season of strappy sandals, beach trips, and never once scavenging the house for matching socks before the bus comes. But although we earnestly look forward to the absence of homework and making lunches with eyes half open at 10 pm, it’s still a challenge to keep the kids happy and entertained every day {Read More}

Writer Wednesday with Sara Ella

Enter below for you chance to win a copy of Sara Ella’s new book, Unraveling. Congratulations to last week’s winner of Then There was You, Jeanne Scott! Please e-mail my assistant Christen at What was your favorite book as a child? Do I really have to choose just one? If we’re talking younger childhood, I really loved a Little Golden Book called Where Did the Baby Go? My mom would read that one to me over and over again, {Read More}

Get Your Kids to Eat Healthy … and Love It!

With ten kids (and eight at home) it seems I’m always in the kitchen. As a mom I want my kids to eat as healthy as possible, but at the same time I don’t want to spent all day, every day in the kitchen! I’ve discovered that taking time to prep makes all the difference. Here are some things I do to prep. Get your kids to eat healthy . . . and love it! Prepare vegetables. I cut carrots, {Read More}

His Steps | 1 Peter 2:21

  1 Peter 2:21 For God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow in his steps. Prayer Father God, Sometimes it is so hard to do good—and suffer—just as you have suffered. Please give me the strength to always do good—even if it means suffering—and help me to always follow you. Do good. Even if it means suffering #1Peter221 @TriciaGoyer Click To Tweet {Read More}

A Super-Simple Way to Effectively Study the Bible with Your Kids! {Guest Post by Amber Lia}

  Make sure to enter below for your chance to win a copy of Study Buddy! The church service ended and we made the mad dash to all four classrooms to pick our four sons. My husband Guy and I divide and conquer. After our third son was born, we realized that man to man combat would need to be replaced with zone defense. Now that we have four kids, we are seriously outnumbered. Even something as routine as picking {Read More}

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