Writer Wednesday with Carrie Turansky

Congratulations to Alice Railton who won a copy of Kathleen Fuller’s Words from the Heart! Please e-mail my assistant Christen (amy@triciagoyer.com) with your mailing address! Enter below for a chance to win a copy of Carrie Turansky’s Across the Blue! What was your favorite book as a child? When I was young my great aunt gave me the Caldecott Award winning book each Christmas. I treasured those stories, and I still have some of those books today. One of my favorites {Read More}

My son taught me to be brave

I should have guessed my son Nathan was going to be a writer when he’d sit with his plastic dinosaurs for two hours, just making up stories in his head. He was The. Easiest. Kid. Ever. Now I know it was because God gave him a great imagination. Thanks God! A few years ago Nathan started writing a novel. I told him to finish it, and I’d help edit it. He did, and I did. And it was really good! {Read More}

#WALKITOUT 003: Janet McHenry

My guest for #WALKITOUT 003 is Janet McHenry. Janet McHenry is a speaker and the author of 21 books, including her best-selling PrayerWalk: Becoming a Woman of Prayer, Strength, and Disciple, as well as five others on prayer. She literally walks it out in her small town in the Sierra Valley in northern California, where she walks and prays for the people, businesses, local government agencies, and schools. A retired high school English teacher, Janet says she and her rancher husband {Read More}

Sight and Sound Theatre: Perfect Family Entertainment

“Mom, can we go back to that show again?” I can’t count the number of times my younger kids have asked me when we could return to Sight and Sound Theatre in Branson, Missouri. We attended the Jonah show a few years ago before we adopted our four older daughters. Anytime the topic of Jonah came up our younger kids (now ages 6-10) would tell about the “real” whale they saw. I can still picture their faces with they saw {Read More}

Protected: Teach Them Diligently

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Living the Impossible Life {by Marlo Schalesky}

It was another impossible day in my normally impossible life. I woke to Jayden’s blood glucose monitor shrilly announcing a low blood sugar, one twin fiercely arguing with the four-year-old about a pencil, the bunnies escaped from their cages and running rampant (and leaving little round “signs” of where they’d been) all over the room, and one ten-year-old shouting about the Warriors shirt she just had to wear to school today, but of course, could not find. I should have {Read More}

Lift Up Your Eyes | Isaiah 40:21-26

Saturday Scripture Isaiah 40:21-26 21 Do you not know?     Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning?     Have you not understood since the earth was founded? 22 He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth,     and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy,     and spreads them out like a tent to live in. 23 He brings princes to naught     and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing. 24 No sooner are {Read More}

Lavished | 1 John 3:1

Saturday Scripture 1 John 3:1 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Prayer: Papa God, You are the perfect Father, and your love for your children never ends. How blessed I am to be your adopted child! Thank you for sending your beloved and precious Son for me {Read More}

Rules for Outings: The ABCs of Safety and Manners {+ FREE printable}

One of the biggest mistakes I’ve made as a mom was to expect what I haven’t taught. I’d take my kids out and expect them to know not to ask the lady sitting next to us at the park for part of her lunch. Or expect them to know that they shouldn’t run and scream in a store or touch in an art museum. How WOULD my kids know that if I didn’t teach them? The teaching and training is {Read More}

Meaningful Easter Basket Books For Your Kids

Easter is one of my favorite times of the year. I love celebrating Jesus and His resurrected life. I appreciate how—symbolic of Jesus’ rebirth—the whole earth breaks forth in life, budding fresh and new from a frozen world stripped bare. Easter gives us an opportunity to pause and reflect on the life of Christ. I love making Easter baskets for my children each year. Yes, I do add in candy and small personalized gifts, but the focus of each gift {Read More}

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