You’ve Changed! {Three GOOD habits to overcome the BAD habits that plague you}

I’m glad we’re friends now, but you might not have felt the same if we would have met when I was in high school. I wasn’t following God. I was very much into my boyfriend. I cussed and watched horrible movies. I even got into a fist fight. (Okay, the truth was I got into two.) I’m not proud of the person I was, and I have to admit it wasn’t easy to change. Even after I became a Christian {Read More}

The Star: A Joyful and Thoughtful Telling of the Christmas Story that Families Will Love

My Review of The Star: A Joyful and Thoughtful Telling of the Christmas Story that Families Will Love The Star Opens November 17, 2017 A few years ago I decided to lead a devotional for our teen mom support group around the Christmas story. I wanted to share about the wisemen who followed the star. My desire was to let these young moms know that sometimes we have to leave what is know and comfortable to follow Jesus … such {Read More}

#WALKITOUT 001: Maria Goyer

My guest for #WALKITOUT 001 is my daughter Maria Goyer. John and I met Maria two and a half years ago when we were interested in adopting a sibling group from foster care. Maria is the oldest of the four girls that we adopted. She has been such a blessing in our lives. She is our scientist artist girl, so she will take things apart, put them back together, and design stuff, draw pictures and create stuff. We are super proud {Read More}

Parents be Compassionate with Yourself | Kim Fredrickson

Why it is Important for Parents to be Compassionate with Themselves Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. ~ 2 Corinthians 1:3–4 We’re Not Perfect We are all imperfect parents with imperfect children. We all deserve compassion, parents and children alike. {Read More}

Writer Wednesday: Julie Cantrell

Congratulations to Laura Hix for winning a copy of The Austen Escape! Please e-mail your mailing address to my assistant Christen ( Enter below for a chance to win a copy of Julie Cantrell’s Perennials! What was your favorite book as a child? My mother gave me such a gift by teaching me to value books. She read many stories to me, but I had two definite favorites. One was Robert the Rose Horse by Joan Heilbroner and P.D. Eastman. Perhaps this {Read More}

Rough Day? 3 Tips for Getting Through

Rough day? Oh man, I understand. Wouldn’t it be nice if life was easier? The truth is that rough days happen. Here is my advice for getting through: Rough Day? 3 Tips for Getting Through: Prayer, Perspective, Purpose 1. Prayer. I don’t know where I’d be without prayer. Throughout the day I seek God. “Please, help me. Give me strength. Give me wisdom. Give me patience, Lord!” I also ask friends to pray for me. I have a network of friends that {Read More}

Talking to Jesus | Jeannie Blackmer

Jean Blackmer takes us into the mind and hearts of Biblical characters who walked with Jesus, interacted with him, and prayed. She brings their pain, shame, hope and joy to life, causing me to relate to them in ways I never have before. Talking to Jesus helps me to look at prayer in a new way. I’m excited to share this book with my teens, and I’m looking forward to this book sparking fresh faith in my prayer life! I {Read More}

Writer Wednesday with Katherine Reay

Congratulations to the following winners: Kelsey Gilbert for winning a copy of Secret Keeper Girl Janet Gerrard for winning a copy of The Life Giving Table Megan Lakner for winning a copy of Carry On Winners, please e-mail your mailing address to my assistant Christen ( Enter below for a chance to win a copy of Katherine Raey’s The Austen Escape! Welcome to my office! Here is where I spend the vast majority of my time. I’m not a writer {Read More}

#WalkItOut Hashtag Contest!

  Want a chance to win 20 books from me? Let me help you with your Christmas shopping this year! Share your life-theme Scripture verse with the hashtags #triciagoyer and #walkitoutnov on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter—bonus points for a cool graphic and additional hashtags! Example: My favorite Scripture verse is: The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing,” Zephaniah 3:17 #Scripture {Read More}

Walk it Out Stories: Afraid to Surrender | Katie Orr

We spent days painting it and (in our teenage minds) it was a masterpiece. Using a 1980s overhead projector and a transparency picture of clip-art Jesus, a few friends of mine and I traced and painted a floor-to-ceiling image of Christ for the youth group room. Including one arm stretched forward, He stood with a finger pointing right at the viewer. At the bottom of the mural was the caption, “Count the Cost,” serving as the foundation for the artist’s {Read More}

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