18 Ways to Jump Start Your Quiet Time in 2018

Recently I was talking with a friend about spiritual growth. Out of everything I’ve done in my journey in drawing closer to God, the one thing that has brought me closer to Christ than anything else was spending daily time in God’s Word. Yet as mom it’s not easy to do! The wonderful thing is there is no right way to do it. I’ve tried different methods during different seasons. The point of all of it is spending time reading {Read More}

No one has their whole act together … but 3 ways to get closer

I wrote this blog post from Austin. I was on a “whirlwind tour of Texas.” I spent three days at the Declare Conference and then traveled to Austin to be interviewed by Jamie Ivey for The Happy Hour podcast (you can listen to that episode HERE — The Happy Hour is one of my favorite podcasts!) And finally I was able to spend the night at my friend Kristin Schell’s house … you may know her as The Turquoise Table lady! {Read More}

The Story Travelers Bible

Enter below for your chance to win 1 of 3 copies of The Story Travelers Bible!  The Story Travelers Bible Review by Christen Krumm We enjoy Bible story books at our house and Tracey Madder’s The Story Travelers Bible is no exception. The Story Travelers Bible is packed with eighty-five fully illustrated Bible stories. Readers will follow along with their “tour guides”—Lana, Munch, and Griffin—as they experience the stories of the Bible after getting into a magical Church bus that {Read More}

Two Young Men, a Journalist Full of Faith, and a Family Forged by God

    Her answer came when one story fell into her life and never left. Leroy Sutton, who lost his legs in a childhood train accident, and Dartanyon Crockett, who was legally blind and had no permanent place to call home were first drawn together by their handicaps. The boys soon developed a brother-like bond and became inseparable—Leroy often found riding the back of Dartanyon wherever they went. As Lisa filmed her feature about this remarkable friendship for ESPN, she {Read More}

Peace in Every Way | 2 Thessalonians 3:16

2 Thessalonians 3:16 Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you. Prayer: Dear Jesus, I thank you that you’re the Lord of peace. When I turn to you, it doesn’t mean all my problems will be solved immediately. When I turn to you, it does not mean I’ll have all the answers to my questions or that my worries will vanish like the morning {Read More}

The Rumor is True (and a special FREE book for you!)

Have you heard the rumor? I have to admit it’s true. I am not a superwoman. Yes, that’s right. I’ll admit it here. The truth is that none of us are superwomen (or supermen) but we try so hard to hide it, don’t we? I know I do. It’s super easy to write a blog about how to encourage our kids. It’s super hard to admit that just this morning I had to seek forgiveness from my daughter for the {Read More}

My Soul Finds Rest | Psalm 62:1-2

  Saturday Scripture Psalm 62:1-2 Truly my soul finds rest in God;     my salvation comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation;     he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. Prayer Heavenly Father, Only you provide the peace, the rest, the hope my soul so desperately longs for. Forgive me for looking to other things to fill the ache within or calm my fears. Only you will suffice. You are my fortress, my rock, my salvation. {Read More}

Thirsts for You | Psalm 63:1

Saturday Scripture Psalm 63:1 O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you;     my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you,     as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, My soul thirsts for you. My flesh faints for you. Only you can satisfy. Yet how quick I am to look to my family, friends, possessions, or status to fill the longings of my heart. Lord, forgive me for those moments when {Read More}

Long for You Lord | Psalm 130:5-6

  Psalm 130:5-6 I am counting on the Lord; yes, I am counting on him. I have put my hope in his word. I long for the Lord more than sentries long for the dawn, yes, more than sentries long for the dawn. Prayer Sweet Jesus, I long for you Lord. Remind me to always put my hope in your word. I love for the Lord. #Psalm130 @TriciaGoyer Click To Tweet Are you new here? You might want to subscribe {Read More}

Four Ways to Impress Scripture on Your Children | Mary Hairston

I vividly remember a dark and lonely time right after college, and before I had any clue what God wanted to do with my life, when God’s Word first became what I lived on. I grew up reading Scripture and enjoying it, but I don’t think I truly relied on it before then. That year, and years after, I filled journals with notes on the precious thoughts of my God communicated through His Word. They were light in my darkness {Read More}

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