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Episode #002 with Tricia Goyer
I could not be more excited to have my amazing friend Tricia Goyer be my first official guest on my new podcast. Tricia is one of the most inspiring people I know. I find myself sharing parts of her story (anonymously) with others all the time. You know those conversations like, “I have this friend who…” People are always so blown away by her story and how she and her husband have said, “Yes!” to God in some ways that not many would be up for. I can't wait for you to hear it!
We all have “baggage.” You know, those things in our past that we wish hadn’t happened. Past pain and hurt that left a scar on our heart or a wedge in a relationship. There we are all the same. However, how we deal with that pain is often dramatically different.
Some ignore it and try to stuff it down deep inside where they hope it won't bother them again. Some hide it and pray that no one will ever find out about it. Some choose to forgive and find peace with their past.
Then there's Tricia…
This is where Tricia's story is so amazing. I can't wait for you to hear all about how Tricia allowed God to weave together her story in such an impactful way — both for others and within her own family.
On a “Simply” & “Joyful” side note…
I love talking to my guests about ways they add simplicity and joy to their lives. Well, Tricia is also one of those people you stand back and think, “How does she do it all?” She is a mom to ten…did you catch that…10 kids! Yep! Plus, she's a very accomplished author!! She's written over 60 books! I can't wait for you to hear that segment of the podcast.
Bloggers Night Out Panel at CHEA of California in 2015. We're with Amber Lia (future guest on the show), Angela Mills, and Kiersti Plog.
In This Episode…
In this episode, you are going to be blown away by Tricia's story. She will encourage you to “press forward” toward what God is doing in your life.
“Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,.” — Philippians 3:13 (ESV)
She also shares some of the advice that she received from her life coach that has helped her to find more balance and joy.
Highlights from This Show…
— We talked about the importance of taking every thought captive.
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” — Philippians 4:8
“We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take everythought captive to obey Christ.” — 2 Corinthians 10:5
— My other favorite books from Tricia:
— Every podcast episode will have all the highlights and links from each episode (just like this) on my website. So, come on over to the blog to find the show notes.
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— My first 3 episodes of the podcast are available NOW!!! Make sure you head over to listen to my first podcast introducing the Simply Joyful Podcast & myself (HERE) and don't miss my next interview with Chrystal Hurst (HERE)!! I know you will love these episodes!
Words to Remember…
Here are a few fun quotes from this episode. Please feel free to “click to tweet” or share the images on social media. Tricia always has so many wonderful words of wisdom. Here's a few that stood out to me. I'd love to hear from you in the comments about what stood out to you in this podcast.
“God can use what we feel ashamed of to make a difference in others lives.” — Kristi Clover
“God showed me that my story can help people so they don't don't have to go through the same pain.” — Tricia Goyer
“We always want our kids to grow up, follow their dreams, and do great things for God…but then we are afraid to do that ourselves. It's a great example for our kids to see ‘if Mom does it and can do great things for God, I can too.'” — Tricia Goyer
“That is my hope for all my kids, that they find that thing that makes them feel like “I was created to do this.” And for them to be able to pursue it and really enjoy it. Even though it is hard and there is work, there is joy in it, too.” — Tricia Goyer
“Whatever negatives thoughts are running in my mind, capturing those thoughts and thinking in positive ways, has brought so much joy.” — Tricia Goyer
“A lot of circumstances haven't changed, there is still laundry and messes, but my attitude towards them has changed. I don't rehearse those negative thoughts over in my head and that has brought me joy…” — Tricia Goyer
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A Special Thanks to…
Rend Collective for allowing me to use their incredible song “The Joy of the Lord is My Strength.” This song has so much special meaning to me and it highlights the theme verse for my podcast — Nehemiah 8:10. Be sure to check out their music! They are such a fun band to listen to…and to see live.
Connect with Tricia…
Tricia Goyer is a driven, passionate and charismatic author with a detail-focused approach to her unique blend of storytelling. A prolific writer, she's published well over 55 books, including her debut novel, From Dust and Ashes, which was about the liberation of the Mauthausen Concentration camp in Austria at the end of World War II. Tricia traveled to the actual location and interviewed over 100 veterans to collect their remarkable experiences…passing them on to a new generation of readers. Tricia puts the same dedication and detail into every book she writes. Check out more of Tricia's books HERE on Amazon. Also, be sure to visit her website at www.triciagoyer.com
Connect with Kristi…
I hope you enjoyed this week's podcast! My prayer is always that you will be blessed and encouraged by each episode.
Blessings and joy,