3 Ways Children Teach Us How to Pray | Kari Patterson

As I type these words, my daughter is snuggled up next to me with her head resting on my stomach. She’s been mostly quiet, but throughout the past few minutes she’s softly spoken a thought: “I loved seeing the ducks today.” A question: “When am I going to Madison’s house?” A praise: “I love you, Mommy. You’re the best mommy in the world.” In just minutes she has shared her heart, sought clarity about the future, and expressed authentic praise—sounds {Read More}

Parents be Compassionate with Yourself | Kim Fredrickson

Why it is Important for Parents to be Compassionate with Themselves Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. ~ 2 Corinthians 1:3–4 We’re Not Perfect We are all imperfect parents with imperfect children. We all deserve compassion, parents and children alike. {Read More}

Talking to Jesus | Jeannie Blackmer

Jean Blackmer takes us into the mind and hearts of Biblical characters who walked with Jesus, interacted with him, and prayed. She brings their pain, shame, hope and joy to life, causing me to relate to them in ways I never have before. Talking to Jesus helps me to look at prayer in a new way. I’m excited to share this book with my teens, and I’m looking forward to this book sparking fresh faith in my prayer life! I {Read More}

Writer Wednesday with Michéle Phoenix

Congratulations to Amanda T. for winning a copy of Many Sparrows, Elaine Rieder for winning a copy of A Woman Overwhelmed, and Arletta B. Boulton for winning a copy of She’s Still There. Please e-mail your mailing address to my assistant Christen (amy@triciagoyer.com). Enter below for a chance to win a copy of Michele Phoenix’s Space Between Words! The Making of a Space There’s something exhilarating about writing a book. It’s a mystifying and fascinating process, a creative élan that galvanizes the {Read More}

The Great Cover Up | Chrystal Evans Hurst

Selfies. Most of us have taken them. Some of us have taken them seriously. If you’ve ever posted a selfie on social media, you can appreciate the work it takes to get a good one. The lighting has to be right. The angle has to be right. And lord knows, the filter has to be right, too. Selfies are serious business. I’m embarrassed to say there have been times it took thirty snaps to get the one photo I felt was {Read More}

4 Best Tips for Moms this Summer | Jessica Kastner

Enter below for your chance to win a copy of Jessica Kastner’s Hiding from the Kids in my Prayer Closet Ahhhh summer. What mom doesn’t embrace the season of strappy sandals, beach trips, and never once scavenging the house for matching socks before the bus comes. But although we earnestly look forward to the absence of homework and making lunches with eyes half open at 10 pm, it’s still a challenge to keep the kids happy and entertained every day {Read More}

A Super-Simple Way to Effectively Study the Bible with Your Kids! {Guest Post by Amber Lia}

  Make sure to enter below for your chance to win a copy of Study Buddy! The church service ended and we made the mad dash to all four classrooms to pick our four sons. My husband Guy and I divide and conquer. After our third son was born, we realized that man to man combat would need to be replaced with zone defense. Now that we have four kids, we are seriously outnumbered. Even something as routine as picking {Read More}

Don’t Let Their Stories Die

Memorial Day is a time to remember: In 2000, I got my idea for what came to be my first historical novel, From Dust and Ashes. Wanting to know more about the 23 men who liberated Mauthausen concentration camp, I contacted the 11th Armored Division who put me in touch with six of the veterans. These men then invited me to attend the 59th reunion of their division. I wasn’t expecting that at all. I thought they’d point me to a {Read More}

5 Ways to Let Go in a Life-Giving Way {+ a giveaway} from Vicki Caruana

Letting go has the reputation of being the result of defeat or the result of disappointment or grief. But it is also seen as a healthy act, one that allows for growth, opportunity, or transition to a new state or next level. When it comes to our kids, we have been letting go since they were born. Letting go is a process, not an event. Letting go can be life-giving and empowering. Letting go without warning – that can be {Read More}

Celebrate mom with books and Steeped Tea

Celebrate mom with books and Steeped Tea Mother’s Day is just around the corner. What better way to spoil your mom (or yourself) then with a Mother’s Day giveaway! Two winners will receive a 3 books from my collection (which could include any of the following: Moms’ Night Out, Blue Like Play Dough, Whit’s End Family Devotional, and Prayers that Changed History) + tea from Steeped Tea—enter below! What is Steeped Tea? Steeped Tea carries over 100 seasonal flavors of tea, tea {Read More}

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