5 Simple Prayers That Will Make You a Better Parent

Being a parent is hard. It’s easy to get focus on the daily struggles and frustrations and forget that each day is an opportunity to teach, guide and grow my children into the unique people God created them to be. I often come up with goals for how to relate and react to me kids, but goals only go so far. I usually end up ditching them before one day passes. Instead, I’ve discovered the best action for becoming a {Read More}

4 Ways to Teach Your Children to Take Leaps of Faith

From the time my daughter was eight years old she told me she wanted to be a missionary. That’s sweet when you’re looking into the eager eyes of a child. Much harder is peering into the eager eyes of a young adult, realizing this was soon to be a VERY. REAL. THING. Leslie’s plan was to live in the Czech Republic for a year and work with the local church. She needed approximately $19,000, a nice chunk of change to {Read More}

Have a Positive Outlook on Life . . . in 3 Minutes!

Are you a glass half-empty or glass half-full type of person? Do you always look to the negative or try to find the positive? For many years I swayed toward Miss Negativity. I could have an almost-clean house, and I’d mope over the one area not yet sparkling. Or I’d read a dozen great reviews of my books and then cry over the one negative comment. For years I battled this, and it was only recently I realized how far {Read More}

6 {Easy} Habits To Transform Your Year

Every year I think I’m going to do better and be different—about to-do lists, cleaning, cooking, and spiritual pursuits. I see where I’m falling short, but my efforts only last so long. That’s usually because I try to do too much. Can you relate? My solution is to incorporate easy habits that make a big difference. None of the things on this list will take a lot of work . . . but each will reap big rewards! Some weeks it {Read More}

7 Prayers to Say for Your Children

7 Prayers to Say for Your Children So many times I find myself praying for the same things for my children. That they are healthy. They they are safe. That they are obedient. The other day I was reading the Bible, and I came upon Philippians 1:9-11: I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding. For I want you to understand what really matters, so that you {Read More}

Making Memories | You Don’t Have A Choice

Making Memories You Don’t Have a Choice   This summer I was blessed to hang out with two young women who I mentored when they were young teen moms. Both of them are single moms still, but their lives show a lot of growth—both in their life situations and in their faith. We chatted about our teen moms support meetings, about the discussions we had around the living room of the pregnancy care center, and about their kids as babies. {Read More}

How to Work from Home, Eternally Impact Your Kids, and Get Paid to Inspire a Generation

How to Work from Home, Eternally Impact Your Kids, and Get Paid to Inspire a Generation   You have a dream . . . and more than anything you wish it could happen. You’ve never wanted to see yourself on the silver screen or to become a millionaire by age thirty. Instead, all you wanted was to make a difference. For many of us moms, the biggest difference we want to make is in the lives of our kids. I {Read More}

My Testimony & a Call for Readers’ Photos!

My Testimony & Call for Readers’ Photos! One of my favorite blogs, ForTheFamily.org, has featured my testimony video. I’d be honored if you take a couple minutes to listen and then share your own testimony in the comments below. I love to be inspired by my readers’ stories.     & Show me your photos! I’d like to do a monthly blog post featuring your reading life! Share your photos as a reader by tagging @TriciaGoyer and #iSpyTriciaG on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, or Instagram. {Read More}

27 Ways to Show Your Husband Respect

27 Ways to Show Your Husband Respect   When John swept into my life, I was a teenage mom, and I saw him as a godly man who worked hard and made good choices. I could tell he loved God and cared for people. I looked up to him with respect. Then came marriage . . . It wasn’t that I stopped respecting John, but I saw more of his flaws. I also had more expectations. As the years passed, {Read More}

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