My son taught me to be brave

I should have guessed my son Nathan was going to be a writer when he’d sit with his plastic dinosaurs for two hours, just making up stories in his head. He was The. Easiest. Kid. Ever. Now I know it was because God gave him a great imagination. Thanks God! A few years ago Nathan started writing a novel. I told him to finish it, and I’d help edit it. He did, and I did. And it was really good! {Read More}

Your Ways | Psalm 25:4-5

Saturday Scripture Psalm 25:4-5 Show me your ways, Lord,     teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me,     for you are God my Savior,     and my hope is in you all day long. Prayer Papa God, What a relief to know you are in control. My past, present, and future are secure in your perfect plan. Lord, help me seek out your will and follow it to the best of my ability. Teach me more about you {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}

Relinquish … Give Your Dreams to God

I was thinking about it yesterday, and I’ve had constant book contracts since 2002. That means constant book deadlines since 2002! This, friends, is the grace of God. It’s nothing I could have done without Him … I don’t even want to try! When I attended my first writer’s conference, I was 22 years old and pregnant with my third child. I had big dreams of being a “Christian author.” According to the world’s standards, there is no explanation for {Read More}

Start Your Own Rescue Journal

So you see, the Lord knows how to rescue godly people from their trials. 2 Peter 2:9 (NLT) Grace is an amazing thing. God’s grace saved our souls for eternity, but God often shows up with daily graces too. The important thing is having a soft heart and attentive spirit to see them. Grace is God doing for us what we could never do ourselves. It’s preparing for our rescue. Grace is God doing for us what we could never {Read More}

15 {Untypical} Questions to Verify Your Purpose in 2015

I am one of the busiest moms I know. I write three to four books a year, blog, homeschool, and lead a teen moms’ support group. Oh yes, and I’m working with an amazing production company that’s making huge progress in having one of my book series turned into a TV series! (I know; it blows me away too!) Sometimes I can’t believe this is my life. I’m a former teenager mother. I have no college degree. I live in {Read More}

With God | Luke 1:37

Saturday Scripture   Luke 1:37   Nothing will be impossible with God.   Prayer Father God, thank you for being with me each and every day. For empowering me with the gift of the Holy Spirit. Forgive me for the times my faith is lacking and I turn to others before you. May I rely on your Spirit and meditate on your Word each day. Nothing will be impossible with God. Luke 1:37 @TriciaGoyer Click To Tweet   I’d love for you {Read More}

A Heart Wide Open Christmas: Day 6 | How to Get More of Jesus (even when you’re scared to!)

When our “Just enough Jesus” turns into “I can’t get enough Jesus,” we find Him to be a gracious plenty. –Shellie Rushing Tomlinson There are many Christmases during my teenage years when connecting with Jesus was the last thing on my mind. I wanted to have fun in high school. I wanted to date boys. I still believed in Jesus (sort of), but the only thing I offered to Him were a few hours on Easter and Christmas when I {Read More}

6 Quotes to Bring You Peace

6 Quotes to Bring You Peace When All You Want to Do is Escape from Life   Yesterday, I was a bit overwhelmed (and that might be the understatement of a lifetime!). I work from home as a writer, and I have a book deadline that is looming. My husband is in Australia for work, and my young kids ages 7, 4, and 4 are always extra needy when John’s gone. (Insert LOTS of testing mom.) Did I mention I’m {Read More}

It’s OK to Strive and Fall Short

It’s OK to Strive and Fall Short   I pictured myself as a mix of Mary Poppins and Carol Brady. We were welcoming in two new kids (ages five and two years old), and I was going to show them what having a loving mom and being part of a family was all about. I’d been a good mom to my other four kids (ages 2–23 years old) … better than average, I’d say. At our adoption classes the trainers {Read More}

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