Ask Tricia {+ giveaway winners announced}

I get asked questions all the time. As a wife of twenty-six years, a mom of ten, a homeschooler and a writer of over 60 books people want to know how my life works. Here is one of those questions and my short answer. More to come in the coming weeks! How do you and John nurture your marriage? —Jennifer We try to have a date night at least twice a month. We try to get away together every year. {Read More}

How is God at Work in Your Life?

How is God at Work in Your Life? I’ve been working through Experiencing God (again), and I find myself pondering Reality One: God is Always at Work Around You. This is summed up in John 5:17: But Jesus replied, “My Father is always working, and so am I.” The same God Christ knew as His Father, is our Heavenly Father today. God was working before He sent Christ to the world. He was working while Christ was in the world. And {Read More}

Chosen By God | Colossians 3:12 -14

  Saturday Scripture   Colossians 3:12-14 So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it.   Heavenly Father, Thank you for choosing me for {Read More}

Craving Connection! Let’s make 2017 about people {+giveaway!}

What are you most excited about in 2017? I’m SO excited about the people in my life, and there are a lot of them. In 2016 we finalized the adoption of our four girls. So now we have 10 kids, eight of them are at home. I’m currently homeschooling kids ages 6, 6, 9, 12, 13, 13 and 16. Wow! That’s a lot of people who need my attention. Yet even though these kids can be all consuming, I’ve learned {Read More}

Recognizing Faulty Decision-Making

  “It’s not my fault!” ranks in my Top 10 Most Frequently Used Phrases, and may well be #1. Don’t get me wrong – I’m not the kind of person who always has to be right. But heaven protect anyone who implies that I might be wrong. My favorite family game? “Pin-the-Blame-on-Someone-Else”! Asking myself the hard questions But over the last few years, I’ve started asking a hard question when I start feeling overwhelmed by the latest curve ball life’s {Read More}

Treasure | Matthew 6:19-21

Saturday Scripture Matthew 6:19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Prayer Heavenly Father, You are so good to me and have generously blessed me in the many ways. May I keep {Read More}

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