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}

A Few of My Favorite Blogs

I don’t know about you, but I love blogs. I love the nuggets of advice and inspiration I get every day from people I know, love and trust! So where do I turn to when I need inspiration? This isn’t an exclusive list, but it’s a good one. The best part is I consider all these amazing people FRIENDS! The Better Mom         Gary Thomas         Lisa Whittle         Mother of {Read More}

Be an Earth Angel to Someone in Need

God will make you rich enough so that you can always be generous. 2 Corinthians 9:11 (GW) When John and I first got married, we lived through lean years. I’d been a single mom, so John took on an instant family. He was in college, and we lived in low income housing. John delivered pizza at night to make ends meet. I didn’t have much to offer to others, but I did have time and love. I’d often babysit for {Read More}

My Testimony & a Call for Readers’ Photos!

My Testimony & Call for Readers’ Photos! One of my favorite blogs, ForTheFamily.org, has featured my testimony video. I’d be honored if you take a couple minutes to listen and then share your own testimony in the comments below. I love to be inspired by my readers’ stories.     & Show me your photos! I’d like to do a monthly blog post featuring your reading life! Share your photos as a reader by tagging @TriciaGoyer and #iSpyTriciaG on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, or Instagram. {Read More}

Christian Fiction Shares Good News Even When You’re Not Looking For It.

When did you first start reading Christian fiction? What kept you reading? Here is my story… I was a very rebellious kid in highschool. A Christian friend of my mom’s loaned her some novels by Jeanette Oke. I was a big reader. I usually read stuff like Stephen King, but I loved those Jeanette Oke books. I read them over and over. When I was 17 and pregnant out of wedlock, I gave my heart to the Lord. A few years {Read More}

God’s Mission & Tool Chest for Moms

The assignment: confirmed in the moment by the Holy-Spirit via telepathic communication. The command: given by the High Chief to Love One Another (Matthew 22:39). You close your Bible and check the leather binding to make sure it’s not one of those self-igniting editions. It’s not. And that’s a good thing too, it’s your favorite exhaustive, study edition. You snap open your super-secret tool chest. (So secret in fact, you have yet to use some of the apparatus.) Inside the chest, next to the {Read More}

The Desire to Be Seen

The Desire to Be Seen Years ago I attended a national mothering conference. A lot of women had gathered together to have fun, bond with friends, and learn how to be better mothers. Unfortunately I didn’t attend with other women. The truth was I’ve never felt so alone in my life. I had a hotel room to myself. I sat alone during the speakers’ presentations, among 5,000 women. I remember looking around and thinking, “Nobody knows me. Nobody understands.” They {Read More}

D-Day 70th Anniversary Blog Tour | The Story Behind ‘Chasing Mona Lisa’

D-Day 70th Anniversary Blog Tour   June 2-13, 2014 Welcome to the D-Day 70th Anniversary Blog Tour! Ten authors of Christian World War II novels are commemorating the brave men who stormed the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944. Thank you for joining us as we remember their heroism and sacrifice. Our novels illuminate different aspects of the war—from the Holocaust to the Pacific to the US Home Front. Each day, visit with a new author as we share {Read More}

Winners from the No More Frumpy Mommy Challenge Announced

Thanks to everyone who participated in the No More Frumpy Mommy Moms’ Night Out challenge! I had so much fun reading through your entries and other tips you shared. I’m happy to announce the grand prize winner, who will receive $200 for her own moms’ night out, is . . . skiwee50! The runner-up winners, who will receive Fandango gift cards and copies of Moms’ Night Out and Moms’ Night Out and Other Things I Miss, are: Valarie McCoy Rachel DeVaughn Carolyn Deevers Jenn {Read More}

Our Walled-Off Hearts | Guest Post by Mary DeMuth (Plus a Giveaway)

Our Walled-Off Hearts Recently, a reader on my blog wrote something quite astute: “As much as tearing the walls down hurts, it doesn’t seem to be as painful as maintaining them.” We live in a walled-off world—walls we erect because we’ve been hurt by someone or several someones. It seems easier (and safer) to protect our hearts at any cost, brick by brick. But the problem comes when that wall becomes the very fortress that prevents joy in our lives. {Read More}

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