Encouragement for 2017

Another year has come and gone (perhaps a little too quickly). Maybe you are feeling discouraged reflecting on the year and all the things you didn’t get to do or achieve. If this describes your current mood or if you’ve ever had one of those days (months, years) when you feel like quitting, then read on! I came across these “fun facts” from Sharon Jaynes. Just think if these people had given up after feeling discouraged. Isaac Newton did poorly in {Read More}

5 Messages to Encourage Another Young Mother

I’ve seen the discouragement in her eyes—the weariness too—at church, in my neighborhood, and even at the grocery store. I remember the days of being a young mom with kids in the house. I see the mommy-guilt in her eyes. I see the weariness. I see her struggling and questioning her purpose. How did I ever think I could do this . . . and do this well? she asks. As a mom of 10 kids with 27 years of {Read More}

Daily Encouragement | Hebrews 3:12-14

Saturday Scripture Hebrews 3:12-14 12 See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. 13 But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. 14 We have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original conviction firmly to the very end. Prayer Papa God, Thank you for the gift of community with believers. {Read More}

5 Ways to Breathe God-Messages

5 Ways to Breathe God-Messages Where do you go for inspiration? Sometimes I sit down with my journal. Other times I take a walk or take a bath. Today I found inspiration from Facebook and hymns. Honestly! Facebook is always interesting, but when I read through my feed today I noticed a few things: Death, loss, and moms struggling with anxiety. I saw needs . . . lots of needs. I saw friends and acquaintances who need a fresh dose of {Read More}

How to Say “Yes” to God

How to Say “Yes” to God   I don’t know about you but as soon as I became a Christian I wanted to do something FOR God. I was a pregnant teen who found forgiveness and freedom and I wanted to make my life count for Him. Over the years I found many ways to serve Him and to be truthful it was a lot of work. I taught Sunday School, led Bible studies, and volunteered in numerous ministries in {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}

A Devoted Fan

A Devoted Fan It has been said, “The goal of marriage is two-fold: to reveal the glory of God and to enhance the glory of one’s spouse”. How come this second half is so hard? Why do we find it so difficult to be our spouse’s biggest fan, cheering him or her on, and offering the gift of affirming words? Of course, words are only the beginning. What our moms also told us is true, “Actions speak louder than words.” {Read More}

See Me. Encourage Me.

Everyone needs a little encouragement—to been seen, to be appreciated, to be listened to, to be honored with a moment of your time. I mean everyone. God reminded me of this last week in South Carolina. I was at the Allume conference, and between two sessions I was taking some of my things to my hotel room to drop off. I was passing an open door when the housekeeper called to me. She was a young woman in her 20s {Read More}

Podcast: Living Inspired: Lisa Troyer | Elizabeth Byler Younts

Living Inspired ~ Thursday 3CT (9/19/13) To listen to the interview: go here and click on the player in the upper right corner of the screen. This week on Living Inspired, we’ll be chatting with inspirational author Lisa Troyer about her book A Place to Belong (Barbour Publishing, 2011), and Amish fiction author Elizabeth Byler Younts on the upcoming Promise to Return (Howard Books, 2013).   Sign up below for your chance to win a copy of A Place to Belong or {Read More}

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