18 Ways to Jump Start Your Quiet Time in 2018

Recently I was talking with a friend about spiritual growth. Out of everything I’ve done in my journey in drawing closer to God, the one thing that has brought me closer to Christ than anything else was spending daily time in God’s Word. Yet as mom it’s not easy to do! The wonderful thing is there is no right way to do it. I’ve tried different methods during different seasons. The point of all of it is spending time reading {Read More}

#WALKITOUT 006: Ken Blanchard

In today’s episode we’re chatting with Dr. Ken Blanchard. Few people have influenced the day-to-day management of people and companies more than Ken Blanchard. A prominent, sought-after author, speaker, and business consultant, Dr. Blanchard is universally characterized by his friends, colleagues, and clients as one of the most insightful, powerful, and compassionate individuals in business today. Ken is one of the most influential leadership experts in the world and is respected for his years of groundbreaking work in the fields {Read More}

The Story Travelers Bible

Enter below for your chance to win 1 of 3 copies of The Story Travelers Bible!  The Story Travelers Bible Review by Christen Krumm We enjoy Bible story books at our house and Tracey Madder’s The Story Travelers Bible is no exception. The Story Travelers Bible is packed with eighty-five fully illustrated Bible stories. Readers will follow along with their “tour guides”—Lana, Munch, and Griffin—as they experience the stories of the Bible after getting into a magical Church bus that {Read More}

You’ve Changed! {Three GOOD habits to overcome the BAD habits that plague you}

I’m glad we’re friends now, but you might not have felt the same if we would have met when I was in high school. I wasn’t following God. I was very much into my boyfriend. I cussed and watched horrible movies. I even got into a fist fight. (Okay, the truth was I got into two.) I’m not proud of the person I was, and I have to admit it wasn’t easy to change. Even after I became a Christian {Read More}

#WALKITOUT 001: Maria Goyer

My guest for #WALKITOUT 001 is my daughter Maria Goyer. John and I met Maria two and a half years ago when we were interested in adopting a sibling group from foster care. Maria is the oldest of the four girls that we adopted. She has been such a blessing in our lives. She is our scientist artist girl, so she will take things apart, put them back together, and design stuff, draw pictures and create stuff. We are super proud {Read More}

Peace in Every Way | 2 Thessalonians 3:16

2 Thessalonians 3:16 Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you. Prayer: Dear Jesus, I thank you that you’re the Lord of peace. When I turn to you, it doesn’t mean all my problems will be solved immediately. When I turn to you, it does not mean I’ll have all the answers to my questions or that my worries will vanish like the morning {Read More}

The Rumor is True (and a special FREE book for you!)

Have you heard the rumor? I have to admit it’s true. I am not a superwoman. Yes, that’s right. I’ll admit it here. The truth is that none of us are superwomen (or supermen) but we try so hard to hide it, don’t we? I know I do. It’s super easy to write a blog about how to encourage our kids. It’s super hard to admit that just this morning I had to seek forgiveness from my daughter for the {Read More}

Thirsts for You | Psalm 63:1

Saturday Scripture Psalm 63:1 O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you;     my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you,     as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, My soul thirsts for you. My flesh faints for you. Only you can satisfy. Yet how quick I am to look to my family, friends, possessions, or status to fill the longings of my heart. Lord, forgive me for those moments when {Read More}

We Prove Ourselves | 2 Corinthians 6:6

  2 Corinthians 6:6 We prove ourselves by our purity, our understanding, our patience, our kindness, by the Holy Spirit within us, and by our sincere love. Prayer Father God, Please help me to be pure. Help my mind to be clear, so I can have understanding. Please give me patience. Please help me be kind—even when it’s hard. Help me to remember that I have the Holy Spirit within me, and give me the ability to have sincere love. {Read More}

Too Hard? | Genesis 18:14

  Genesis 18:14 Is anything too hard for the LORD? Prayer Dear Heavenly Father, Nothing is too hard for you. Please help me have faith to trust in you when the going gets tough and I want to throw the towel in. Help me remember to lean into you, and to trust in you. For nothing is too hard for you to accomplish. Is anything too hard for the LORD? #Genesis1814 @TriciaGoyer Click To Tweet Are you new here? You {Read More}

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