Happy Labor Day! I hope you get the chance to take a break from everyday life today and spend some time with your loved ones. In anticipation of my upcoming WWII release, Where Treetops Glisten, I’ve teamed up with my co-authors of the book and some other author friends of WWII fiction for a… [Continue Reading]
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… [Continue Reading]
5 Things I Learned from Writing Moms’ Night Out
5 Things I Learned from Writing Moms’ Night Out Do you have a dream that you don’t dwell on long because the idea of it coming true seems so unattainable? I’ve had a dream like that. It’s seeing one of my novels make it to the big screen and that happened on May 9th!… [Continue Reading]
Back-to-School Life Management Secrets for Moms
Back-to-School Life Management Secrets for Moms Secret #1 – Write in the Morning Julia Cameron, best-selling author, has a great suggestion with how to start every morning. She explains, “‘Morning Pages’ are three pages of longhand, stream of consciousness writing, done first thing in the morning. There is no wrong way to do Morning Pages – they are… [Continue Reading]
Branson: Family Fun for Labor Day!
Looking for a fun family getaway over Labor Day? Consider Branson! Branson, Missouri is one of our family’s favorite places to visit. In fact, after spending at TON of money going to Disneyworld earlier in the year my husband and I agreed, “Why did we spend all that money in Orlando when we could have… [Continue Reading]
Plot, Pray & Play’s 2014 Retreat
Plot Pray & Play’s 2014 Retreat Earlier this month, I got back from a very special retreat. Every year, for a dozen years, a group of writers have gotten together to Plot, Pray, and Play. When we get together, we spend our time talking, laughing, praying, and plotting each others’ books. Since we’ve been meeting… [Continue Reading]
Make It Your Story
Make It Your Story I was able to sit down with the folks at Life Plus Homeschooling to chat about how every person has a special story created by God. Watch the video below to find out how you can make much of your family’s particular story. Some ways to create your own life story: Don’t compare yourself to… [Continue Reading]
Sometimes I’ve Felt Like My Heart Has Been Mangled With a Wire Brush.
Sometimes I’ve Felt Like My Heart Has Been Mangled With a Wire Brush. While most writers might want our books to sell more, many writers are surprised by the challenges that come with that kind of success. I’m not talking about fame, notoriety, and greater demands. (Although those are challenges, too.) I’m talking about God’s… [Continue Reading]
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!… [Continue Reading]
Why I Write Romance Novels
Why I Write Romance Novels I’ve gotten the question more than once, “You write romance novels?” I can see the confusion in the eyes of the person asking the question. She looks like such a sweet person. . . . Why would she write THAT? First, I want to defend romance. The Bible is filled… [Continue Reading]
Video Encouragement: Lead Your Family Like Jesus
Video Encouragement: Lead Your Family Like Jesus Happy Saturday! Here’s a collection of my favorites from my ‘Lead Your Family Like Jesus’ video series based on the book I wrote with Ken Blanchard and Phil Hodges. Make Every Day Count Showing Servant Leadership with Tricia Goyer Showing Sacrifice Here’s some video encouragement for your Saturday! @TriciaGoyer… [Continue Reading]