Family Volunteering: Tips & Tricks

  Family Volunteering: Tips & Tricks Give back. Together. You know the old saying, “It is better to give than receive.” For many families the best gifts they can give is the gift of themselves … through volunteering. Family volunteering has been an interest to homeschooling advocates for years. Raymond and Dorothy Moore recommend an hour a day of home or community service. Can you imagine how your family (homeschooling or not) could impact the community by volunteering an hour {Read More}

In the World, Not of It: Protecting Innocence

In the World, Not of It: Protecting Innocence   “I will refuse to look at anything vile and vulgar. I hate all who deal crookedly; I will have nothing to do with them.” Psalm 101:3 (NLT) I can remember the first horror film I watched was when I was in third or fourth grade. The plot line was about a man who moved into a haunted house and then uncovers all the horror that happened there. I’m scarred for life, {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}

The One Thing God Asks

The One Thing God Asks Sometimes being available to God means crossing an ocean to be a missionary or moving a thousand miles or starting a crisis pregnancy center. But sometimes, even harder, following God is in the small stuff. Sometimes following God is in the small stuff. @TriciaGoyer Click To Tweet Years ago, a book Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff became popular. And while we shouldn’t worry or fret over things that are inconsequential, we do have to commit {Read More}

Sometimes I’ve Felt Like My Heart Has Been Mangled With a Wire Brush.

Sometimes I’ve Felt Like My Heart Has Been Mangled With a Wire Brush. While most writers might want our books to sell more, many writers are surprised by the challenges that come with that kind of success. I’m not talking about fame, notoriety, and greater demands. (Although those are challenges, too.) I’m talking about God’s sanctification process. It seems to me the greater influence one has, the more God’s really going to dig in and help you dig out the {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}

4 Steps to a Heavenly Family

4 Steps to a Heavenly Family When my kids were younger I’d pray about them finding good jobs, a good spouse, and become productive members of society. I still pray for those things, but I also pray for more now. I pray my children will be citizens of heaven and that God will use them to lead others to be part of this heavenly family. So how has God led guided my husband and I in doing this? 1. Look {Read More}

Video Encouragement: Lead Your Family Like Jesus

Video Encouragement: Lead Your Family Like Jesus   Happy Saturday! Here’s a collection of my favorites from my ‘Lead Your Family Like Jesus’ video series based on the book I wrote with Ken Blanchard and Phil Hodges. Make Every Day Count Showing Servant Leadership with Tricia Goyer Showing Sacrifice Here’s some video encouragement for your Saturday! @TriciaGoyer Click To Tweet Let’s play a game! My book The Kissing Bridge is a featured item in Barnes & Noble through August 18th! Next time {Read More}

Hope For Bible Study Newbies (Who Want to Train their Kids Well)

Hope For Bible Study Newbies (Who Want to Train their Kids Well) I’m not sure I should admit this, but as much as I loved Women Living Well, I felt a twinge of jealousy as I read chapter two. Unexpected emotions rolled around in my gut as I read about how Courtney’s mother sat down with her in fourth grade and taught her how to have a quiet time. I almost couldn’t relate to the picture of a young Courtney, {Read More}

Just Be Available (Part 3 of 3)

Just Be Available (Part 3 of 3) (Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here.) We also need to come to the place where what we want no longer matters. To be available is to be available no matter what. Even if we don’t like what God is asking us to do. Even if we think our plans are better. I have a perfect example of this. In 1999 I’d had some publishing success. I’d written some articles and some {Read More}

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