How To Get Things Done Even When You Can’t Clone Yourself

I looked at my friend’s to-do list that she posted on Instagram. “No wonder I’m cracking!” she posted. “I need a clone.” I cringed as I looked at her list. It was long. I also cringed because I remember the feelings that huge of a to-do list brought on. The feeling that I was always behind. The feeling that I was a failure because I couldn’t keep up. And it seemed the more I focused on all the ways I {Read More}

God’s Grace and Getting Rid of Stinking Thinking

As I type this note I’m heading back from the 15th annual Plot, Play, Pray retreat that I attend every year with a group of Christian novelists that I consider some of my dearest friends. Every year at the retreat we each go around and share deeper what’s been happening in our lives throughout the year. As I was thinking about this I realized that overall it’s been a year of comfy clothes, naps and God’s grace. Mostly it’s been {Read More}

Ask Tricia: Time to Write

I get asked questions all the time. As a wife of twenty-six years, a mom of ten—seven having been adopted, a homeschooler and a writer of over 60 books people want to know how my life works. Here is one of those questions and my short answer. More to come in the coming weeks! How do you find time to write? How do you find time to write? I’m a homeschooling mom of four who writes and I mostly feel {Read More}

Ask Tricia | Balance

I get asked questions all the time. As a wife of twenty-six years, a mom of ten—seven having been adopted, a homeschooler and a writer of over 60 books people want to know how my life works. Here is one of those questions and my short answer. More to come in the coming weeks! How do you balance it all? —Christina  I don’t do it all! We’ve said no to almost every outside commitment. My young adult son helps by {Read More}

How to Find More Joy This Christmas

Does the thought of Christmas stress you out? Are you more focused on your to-do list than the true meaning of the season? Do you stay up at night worrying about how you’re going to do it all? I spent many years doing exactly like that. The thought of Christmas brought dread, not joy. Then one year I decided to make a change. What’s the use of spending hours baking when I was cranky with my family? What was the {Read More}

How to Live a Slow{er} & More Peaceful Life

Too often we rush through life. We speed through our neighborhoods and cities without truly seeing what we’re passing. We don’t have time for friends, and because of that when we truly need a friend no one is around. In the Amish community, travel is done at the speed of a buggy. They attend church with those who live closest to them. They help a neighbor, knowing they will have a day when help is needed. And because of that, {Read More}

Cultivating a Quiet Heart {Having a Mary Heart Podcast}

In the very first episode of Having a Mary Heart Podcast, Joanna Weaver interviews Tricia Goyer, author, speaker and mom of ten kids! In this video, Tricia shares “5 Tips for Cultivating a Quiet Heart in the Middle of a Crazy, Busy Life!” Check out the audio version as well as the FREE “Quiet Heart Tips” printable. Available at www.JoannaWeaverBooks.com Life is crazy. In addition to our three biological kids, a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law, and two grandkids, John and I {Read More}

How Growing Your Dreams Helps Your Kids Grow Theirs

As a mom of ten kids I hear a lot of dreams. “I want to be a firefighter.” “I’m going to be a fashion designer.” “I’m going to write kids’ books!” When kids are little dreaming big comes naturally. Yet as they get older they are discouraged. They realize dreaming means doing … and doing means hard work! So how do we encourage our kids to keep dreaming? By following our own dreams! It’s then we become a first hand {Read More}

4 Things to Cut from Your Schedule {Before School Starts}

Does your schedule seem too full? Are you wondering how you’re going to survive the upcoming school year? That’s me. With seven school-aged kids I’m trying to figure out what we can add. I’m also re-evaluating what needs to be cut. God has given each of us 24 hours, and if things are too crazy-busy, it’s a sign something needs to change. And we’re the only ones who can do it. So before the school year starts, here are four {Read More}

Take Time to Create. Take Time to Explore.

When I first began pursuing my dream career as a writer, I felt guilty following my dreams. My days looked like this: homeschooling in the morning, and then writing in the afternoon with a few hours I set aside while my children played. Those early years, I wrote articles and ideas for novels as Barney played on the television. At least a dozen times during those writing hours, my kids would ask me for milk, for a snack, or to {Read More}

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