Writer Wednesday with Kathleen Fuller

Congratulations to Brenda Murphree who won a copy of Kristy Cambron’s The Lost Castle + a signed book bag! Please e-mail my assistant Christen (amy@triciagoyer.com) with your mailing address! Enter below for a chance to win a copy of Kathleen Fuller’s Words from the Heart! What was your favorite book as a child? This won’t surprise anyone—the Little House books, particularly Farmer Boy. I loved the description of farm life in that book. Plus, the food—oh, the food! I also liked {Read More}

Homeschool Basics: Balancing Your Own Goals and Dreams

Congratulations to last week’s winner: Jessica Lippe — please e-mail your mailing addresses to my assistant (amy@triciagoyer.com)! Enter below for your chance to win a copy of Homeschool Basics! Balancing Your Own Goals and Dreams (from Homeschool Basics) It’s easy to think about focusing on relationships with others. It’s harder remembering that we also need to nurture our relationships with ourselves. It’s very easy to convince yourself that you to give up all your goals and dreams to homeschool your kids. But {Read More}

Top Ten Reasons Why Homeschool Moms Need A Break

Congratulations to last week’s winners: Katie Anderson and Rayann Jones — please e-mail your mailing addresses to my assistant (amy@triciagoyer.com)! Enter below for your chance to win a copy of Homeschool Basics! Top Ten Reasons Why Homeschool Moms Need A Break (from Homeschool Basics) Not that moms need a reason to take a break, but often we forget the importance of why we need one. Here’s my top ten list to help you remember to make mom-time a priority. 10. To have {Read More}

What Homeschooling is Really All About

The number of homeschoolers has grown, and this leaves many people scratching their heads. Is this a cult? Is this a movement? Is this a fad? Before we dig into the how-tis of making homeschool work, let’s talk about what homeschooling is, and what it isn’t. After all, every good structure needs a strong foundation, and for us, a great homeschool is built by knowing the facts. What Homeschooling Is . . . Homeschooling is an educational choice.  Many people {Read More}

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}

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