How to Start a Teen MOPS Group

  I get emails all the time from people asking how they can start a Teen MOPS group. Well, here’s some info. How to start a Teen MOPS group: If you’ve followed me for any time on Facebook or Twitter, you’ve heard me talk about Teen MOPS. Teen MOPS is a support group for teenage mothers. It’s part of MOPS International. Basically Teen MOPS is a support group for our youngest moms. I started a Teen MOPS group in Kalispell, {Read More}

Biography/Personal Reflections Books I Read in 2014 {and my TOP PICKS!}

I read over 60 books in 2015! They are a mix of biography/personal reflection, business/writing, Christian fiction/fiction, and Christian non-fiction. I also read the Bible all the way through for the seventh time! (This does not count the numerous research books that I scanned for my writing projects or the homeschooling/children’s books I read. It also doesn’t include books I read for endorsement.) I also know I’ve forgotten some books. In 2015 I have to keep track better! <– Resolution! {Read More}

My Favorite Marketing Tools for Authors

My Favorite Marketing Tools for Authors You think that writing a book is the hard part, right?! Getting your book noticed (and appreciated) by readers is a whole new thing. Here are ways I’ve connect with readers and have grown my fan base … without being annoying! Just a few quick tips that have worked for me… Marketing: 1. I’ve hired a nearly full-time assistant to help with marketing. She posts my blogs, formats my newsletters, sends out packages, etc. {Read More}

111 Classic Movies to Share as a Family

Just the other day I was looking for a movie to watch with a friend’s kids. They love High School Musical and all the new movies, but they watch those over and over again. Remembering the movies I loved as a kid–and ones my older kids loved–I started making a list of movies I’d love to share with my young friends. I also asked my Facebook and Twitter friends for input. 111 Classic Movies to Share as a Family! Yes {Read More}

Let All That You Do Be Done In Love.

Saturday Scripture 1 Corinthians 16:14 Let all that you do be done in love. Prayer God, thank you for the long list of To Do’s in my day. Let each one of them be done with the same kind of love you have shown me. Allow my life to be a representation of the depth and width of that love. Amen. I want my life to represent the depth and width of God’s love. @TriciaGoyer Click To Tweet Are you {Read More}

September Book Giveaway!

September Book Giveaway! Winners announced on September 19th! 10 winners will receive 2 books of mine: Generation NeXt Parenting & Generation NeXt Marriage. Enter the raffle below (as many times as you’d like) to win. Only those in the U.S. are eligible to win. a Rafflecopter giveaway Are you new here? You might want to subscribe to my email updates, or follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, or Instagram.

6 Ways to Find Joy in Your Day {Printable!}

6 Ways to Find Joy in Your Day {Printable!} As a homeschooling mom I’ve had kids at home for 25 years. This means noisy days, busy days, and these-kids-are-giving-me-a-headache days. With three little ones I’m looking at another 15 years of homeschooling and having kids at home. Does that seem overwhelming? It would have been if I hadn’t discovered something amazing: JOY! Over the last year God has been speaking to my heart and encouraging me to find joy in everyday living. {Read More}

In the World, Not of It: The Christian Bubble

In the World, Not of It: The Christian Bubble   When we moved to Little Rock in 2010, I knew it would be easy to slip into the Bible Belt bubble. My husband’s job was with a Christian organization (FamilyLife), so surrounding ourselves with like-minded friends would be easy. Big, beautiful churches are within a few miles of our home, and I knew we could make great friends at church, too. But is that all life is about—to be surrounding {Read More}

In the World, Not of It: Protecting Innocence

In the World, Not of It: Protecting Innocence   “I will refuse to look at anything vile and vulgar. I hate all who deal crookedly; I will have nothing to do with them.” Psalm 101:3 (NLT) I can remember the first horror film I watched was when I was in third or fourth grade. The plot line was about a man who moved into a haunted house and then uncovers all the horror that happened there. I’m scarred for life, {Read More}

Saturday Scripture: 1 John 4:12

Saturday Scripture 1 John 4:12 “No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.” Prayer Thank you for friends that lift us up, carry us when we need help, listen when we need to vent. Even for those that are not friends, will you show me ways I can love the people around me? Make your love complete in all of us. God, make your love complete {Read More}

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