Overcoming the Fear in Your Past

“I have screwed up big time. If you can do anything with my life, please do.” That was the eloquent prayer I prayed in the early months of 1989. I was 17 and pregnant. I had dropped out of regular high school. My boyfriend was out of the picture. My friends were going on with their senior year. I was depressed. I was without hope. I slept in until noon and watched soap operas, and I was pretty sure my {Read More}

Pure Heart | Psalm 51:10

Saturday Scripture Psalm 51:10 Prayer God, renew my heart. Renew my spirit. Make it steadfast. Make it beat for your glory. Ma my thoughts and actions bring you glory. Help me examine my heart and get rid of the parts that are hindering me from you. When was the last time you did a heart examination? Psalm 51:10 @TriciaGoyer Click To Tweet Are you new here? You might want to subscribe to my email updates, or follow me on Facebook, Twitter, {Read More}

Hope of Future Glory | Romans 8:18

Saturday Scripture Romans 8:18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Prayer Heavenly Father, My heart aches for all the pain and brokenness our world is facing right now. I can’t imagine life without the hope I have in you. The pain we face now can’t compare the the unfathomable glory to come. This season, may I not be distracted with the trappings of Christmas, but focus on {Read More}

Do You Dare? | Trusting God with Your Past, Present, & Future

“I have screwed up big time. If you can do anything with my life, please do.” That was the eloquent prayer I prayed in the early months of 1989. I was 17 and pregnant. I had dropped out of regular high school. My boyfriend was out of the picture. My friends were going on with their senior year. I was depressed. I was without hope. I slept in until noon and watched soap operas, and I was pretty sure my {Read More}

A Letter to Teen Moms | You Are Important

Importance means having meaning. There are many things that people feel are important for young people: school, good grades, sports, and accomplishments. Ask yourself, What things were important to you one or two years ago? What things are important now? Your child, no doubt, is most important. And your child thinks you are most important. Without your succeeding as a mom, his life is going to be hard. The good news is that you’re up to the task. This mothering {Read More}

Future Hope | Proverbs 23:18

Saturday Scripture   Proverbs 23:18   There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.   Prayer Father God, thank you for your love letter to us—your timeless Word—filled with promises, truth, and hope. May I not take your words lightly, but mediate on them and store them in my heart. What a comfort to know I can look forward to my life with hope knowing I’m a child of Yours. There is {Read More}

Don’t Miss Your Kids in All Your “God Projects”

Don’t Miss Your Kids in All Your “God Projects”   I’m a project person. I like lists to check off and gold stars (even if they are imagined) placed on my jobs that are well done. As an author I like to type “The End”at the completion of my novels. As a Teen MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) leader, I like getting into my car after a meeting and letting out a contented sigh, knowing the speaker’s message touched a great {Read More}

Writing a True Story of Depression and Hope

  Writing a True Story of Depression and Hope   Like everyone else, I was heartbroken to hear about the death of Robin Williams. I remember first falling in love with him when he played Mork on Mork and Mindy. I remember playing with the other kids in 5th grade saying, “Na-Nu Na-Nu.” Hearing of his death was hard enough, but to find out he died by suicide made my heart ache.   For many years I didn’t understand the pain {Read More}

Saturday Scripture: Psalms 40:1-3

Saturday Scripture Psalms 40:1-3 I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Psalms 40:1-3 is one of my favorites. Be encouraged. @TriciaGoyer Click To Tweet Prayer God, give me patience to wait for you. Turn {Read More}

Hope, Trust, and Freedom | Guest Post by Pastor Pete Wilson

There are two very different types of hope in this world. One is hoping for something, and the other is hoping in someone. Eventually everything we hope for will disappoint us. Every circumstance, every situation that we’re hoping for is going to wear out, fall apart, melt down, and go away. When that happens, the question then is about your deeper hope, your foundational hope, your fallback hope when all your other hopes have disappointed. What kind of hope are {Read More}

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...