5 Things I Learned from the Gift of Silence {by Jill Lynn Buteyn}

Silence can be deafening. Especially when you don’t know what to say. The blank space is there waiting for you to fill it. To make it all better. When my friend Kara Tippetts was fighting breast cancer, I learned a new normal. I remember her talking about how it was okay not to talk. The Gift of Silence, she called it. I’d never thought of it that way before. I’d thought of words as a gift. But in the many {Read More}

4 Ways Your Healthy Friendships Bless Your Kids

I say the same thing every time my kids are about to meet one of my friends: “Oh, you’re just going to love her!” Because of my work as a writer, many of my friends are also writers, and they are scattered all over the US (and world!). We meet up with friends on road trips, and sometimes my friends visit and stay in our home. Having healthy relationships with my friends is important—not only for me, but for my {Read More}

The Lulu Tree Boutique! (& Giveaway!)

The Lulu Tree Boutique! (& Giveaway!) *Please note, friends: This post is long. But, would you take time read it, for me? For all the precious Ugandan mamas who need your help? And then, would you consider sharing the post so others might help too? There’s even a giveaway at the bottom! Thank you. From the bottom of my heart. – Tricia  She walked for four hours just to meet me. Her soles were red from Uganda’s earth and she {Read More}

Messy Beautiful Love: Book Giveaway & Author Interview

Messy Beautiful Love: Interview & Book Giveaway   You may be familiar with one of my favorite bloggers, Darlene Schacht, also known as the TimeWarpWife. I’m happy to announce that Darlene’s book is releasing tomorrow! To celebrate, I’m giving away 3 copies of her books and letting you know a little more about why I’m so excited about this book. She answered the following questions for us… Yay! @TriciaGoyer is celebrating @timewarpwife’s book release with a giveaway! Click To Tweet Your book is {Read More}

8 Genius Ideas for Your Homeschool

      8 Genius Ideas for Your Homeschool   I’ve been a homeschooling mom for 20 years, and I’ve graduated three students. Two are college graduates, and the third is working on his degree. After adopting seven more children I’m starting completely over. Homeschooling: The most genius thing I’m doing this time around is not stressing out. @TriciaGoyer Click To Tweet The most genius thing I’m doing this time around is not stressing out. We’re using Sonlight for preschool and {Read More}

Writing a True Story of Depression and Hope

  Writing a True Story of Depression and Hope   Like everyone else, I was heartbroken to hear about the death of Robin Williams. I remember first falling in love with him when he played Mork on Mork and Mindy. I remember playing with the other kids in 5th grade saying, “Na-Nu Na-Nu.” Hearing of his death was hard enough, but to find out he died by suicide made my heart ache.   For many years I didn’t understand the pain {Read More}

August’s Instagram Roundup!

  August’s Instagram Roundup!   Here are some favorite snapshots from my Instagram feed this month. If you’re on Instagram too, let’s connect!   Follow me on Instagram to get these photos and more arrive directly to you as I post them! Here are some favorite snapshots from my Instagram feed this month. @TriciaGoyer Click To Tweet Prayer Thank you God, for blessing me with children whose smiles bring such joy to my heart. I have so much to be thankful {Read More}

Back-to-School Life Management Secrets for Moms

Back-to-School Life Management Secrets for Moms Secret #1 – Write in the Morning Julia Cameron, best-selling author, has a great suggestion with how to start every morning. She explains, “‘Morning Pages’ are three pages of longhand, stream of consciousness writing, done first thing in the morning. There is no wrong way to do Morning Pages – they are not high art. They are not even “writing.” They are about anything and everything that crosses your mind– and they are for your eyes only. Morning Pages {Read More}

Plot, Pray & Play’s 2014 Retreat

  Plot Pray & Play’s 2014 Retreat Earlier this month, I got back from a very special retreat. Every year, for a dozen years, a group of writers have gotten together to Plot, Pray, and Play. When we get together, we spend our time talking, laughing, praying, and plotting each others’ books. Since we’ve been meeting together for so long, we know each other well. We also keep up with each other during the year through a private loop. We are {Read More}

July’s Instagram Round-Up!

I’m a pretty avid Instagram-er.   So I thought I’d share some photo highlights from the past month of summer travels and fun with the Goyer clan. If you’re on Instagram too, let’s connect! Family Photo at the Dixie Stampede! The Girls Love Exploring Iva’s Farm Summer Days Swimming with Goggle Friends! From Our Trip to The Living History Museum – Dress Up is So Much Fun! I Loved Catching Up With Joanna Weaver! A Beautiful Montana Rainbow! From our {Read More}

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