Teaching Kids to Give Generously

Teaching My Children to Give Generously I never planned on that very ordinary spring day to provide a teaching moment, yet that’s exactly how it turned out. I had just loaded my children into the car after a doctor’s appointment and a man, wearing tattered clothes, approached in a wheelchair. He asked if we had any food to spare, and I shared what I had to give: a sack lunch prepared for a picnic and a bakery donut I’d bought {Read More}

Humble | Romans 12:3

  Romans 12:3 Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us. Prayer Father God, Please keep me humble. Don’t think you are better than you really are. #Romans123 @TriciaGoyer Click To Tweet Are you new here? You might want to subscribe to my email updates, or follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, or Instagram. Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in {Read More}

7 Simple Ways to Connect with Your Neighbor This Summer

Have you connected with your neighbor lately? And, no, I’m not talking about jumping on their wi-fi! It gets too easy in our everyday lives just to stay within our homes and yards and not reach out to the people right night door. I have to admit that’s my tendency. I’m content just hanging out my my family, but I’ve also found great joy connecting with my neighbors down the street and right next door. “In the grand scheme of {Read More}

3 Practical Tips to Help You Plan Joy into Your Homeschool

Have you ever met someone who you love being around and you want to make them an instant friend? That’s how I felt when I met Kristi Clover. She’s sweet, smart and fun! She’s also a homeschooling mama of many wonderful kiddos and a blogger. She’s my type of lady! (And we have a book, Homeschooling Basics, coming out soon—and you can listen to Kristi and I talk about God using your pain and you past on her podcast here!) Kristi’s {Read More}

Not Our Own | Jeremiah 10:23

Jeremiah 10:23 I know, LORD, that our lives are not our own. We are not able to plan our own course. Prayer Sweet Jesus, You are all knowing. Help me to remember that my life is not my own, and that I am not able to plan my our course. Only you, Sweet Jesus, in your divine knowing are the one that can plan ahead—and you know the best path for my feet to take. Show me, Lord. Lead me. {Read More}

Chosen | 1 Peter 1:2

1 Peter 1:2 God the Father knew you and chose you long ago, and his Spirit has made you holy. Prayer Abba Father, Help me to remember that you have chosen me, and as your chosen one I am holy. I pray that you can help me be obedient in all your ways and remember that I have been cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ. God the Father knew you and chose you long ago, and his Spirit has {Read More}

3 Social Media Challenges Every Parent Needs to Help Their Teenager Navigate {Guest Post}

Can you imagine a world without social media? No Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. It’s hard right? The reality is that while social media has profoundly shaped us as adults, it is completely reinventing what it means to come of age as a teenager. As someone who has the privilege of teaching and mentoring students in the areas of Biblical worldview, apologetics, and culture, I get a front row seat to the opportunities and challenges facing our young people. The irony is {Read More}

Rejoice | Philippians 4:4

Saturday Scripture Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Prayer Dear God, You are Alpha and Omaha, beginning and end! You are all-knowing, all-powerful, all-loving. You are gracious, creative, merciful, righteous, and forgiving. You provide, heal, redeem, and encourage. My words aren’t enough to give you the honor and glory you deserve. May my thoughts and actions each day, each hour, each moment, rejoice in who you are and what you’ve done! Rejoice in the {Read More}

4 Activities for Your Child’s Summer

  4 Activities for Your Child’s Summer For many children, summer is a time for travel, imagination, and time with siblings. Think back to when you were a kid. Which memories of summer activities are the strongest in your mind? Which memories do you want to give to your children too? Which childhood summer memories are the strongest in your mind? @TriciaGoyer Click To Tweet I found a few summer activities to share with you, beyond the tried and true list {Read More}

Don’t Let Their Stories Die

Memorial Day is a time to remember: In 2000, I got my idea for what came to be my first historical novel, From Dust and Ashes. Wanting to know more about the 23 men who liberated Mauthausen concentration camp, I contacted the 11th Armored Division who put me in touch with six of the veterans. These men then invited me to attend the 59th reunion of their division. I wasn’t expecting that at all. I thought they’d point me to a {Read More}

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