My Journey to Adoption {Listen to my Interview on the Restory Show}

Recently I had the joy of chatting with Mary DeMuth on her Restory Show. We talked about my story: growing up needing love, finding it in boys, being a pregnant teen, then turning my life over to Jesus. The bulk of the episode we talk about my family’s journey of adoption. Click here to listen our chat, and keep reading to learn a little more about how my adoption story began! I first thought about adoption around 1999 when I was reading {Read More}

The Brave Writer

I’ve never considered myself a brave person. I’m not one to bungee jump, and the best I’ve done on the ski slopes is the beginner’s run. (And with much trepidation at that!) Stepping out and deciding to pursuing writing was one of my bravest steps. Writing about the deep pain and struggles in my life—in my fiction and non-fiction—has been the bravest. Yet I’ve done other things that are brave. Here are a few: Adopting kids. John and I have {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}

Live Your Life’s Dream… Inspired by God

No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him. 1 Corinthians 2:9 (NIV) As a speaker, one of my favorite things to do is encourage the audience to “dream big.” Too many times we put God in a box. Dream big. Don’t put God in a box. @TriciaGoyer Click To Tweet We’re afraid to step out of our comfort zones. We forget that God created the universe, so {Read More}

How Your Prayers Change the Future

How Your Prayer Change the Future I’d like to think I’m an expert pray-er. I can clearly see how my prayers changed things. For example, I have three little kids—not birthed from me—running around my house who are examples of that. Yet the way that my prayers changed the future is different than you think. God is not a genie in a bottle. My prayers weren’t effective because I figured out the right words to make God do what I {Read More}

A Heart Wide Open Christmas: Day 4 | When Jesus Gives You Surprise Gifts

When we yield our wills to God’s, the question, “What’s in it for me?” is answered with a resounding, “Everything!”– Shellie Rushing Tomlinson A few years ago I was under a major writing deadline that put a hinder on my Christmas preparations. I’d been asked to write a special book that would reach a lot of teens with the gospel, but I knew it was going to come at a price. Yes, the gospel would go out … but my {Read More}

Just Be Available to God

  Just Be Available (Read Part 1 here.) Do you have trust issues? I do. I mean who hasn’t been hurt? Abandoned? Left behind. There are those who say they love us, but then turn their backs on us. And then there is God. He wants us to follow Him and be available to Him … but it’s not as if He speaks to us in a clear, audible voice, right? He wants us to trust Him, but we have so {Read More}

Are Your Kids Empty Vessels?

Are Your Kids Empty Vessels? When my first set of kids were younger, I used to think of them more like empty vessels. I was the mom, and I believed it was my job to fill them up with all the good things of life—things to make them well-rounded and—let’s face it—better than any other kid who’s ever been born. I signed them up for sports, for music, for dance, because there was a lot to instill in these few, {Read More}

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