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SJP #002 : Tricia Goyer : When God Uses Your Pain & Your Past for Good in Your Life!

By Kristi Clover: Author, Speaker, Blogger, Podcaster, & Homeschool Mom of 5

Welcome to the Simply Joyful Podcast Episode #002 with Tricia Goyer Show Notes:   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.   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 -- Tricia is involved with Teen M.O.P.S. and Project Zero (in Arkansas) -- I just love the photos that Tricia shares on Instagram and Facebook. You'll want to be sure to follow her there. (I wish I was able to find that picture for you to see...that was a lot of shoes.) -- Books we discussed: Prayers That Changed History (my favorite) and Praying for Your Future Husband. Please Note... -- 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. -- Be sure to grab your FREE copy of my book, Sanity Savers for Moms, by joining our Simply Joyful community. It's a great way to keep in touch...and get subscriber only freebies like my book. Click HERE to get the book and join! -- 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!   Help Get the Word Out... My prayer is that this podcast would be a blessing to all who hear it. If you enjoy this podcast, it would be such a blessing to have you "Subscribe" to this podcast on iTunes or Stitcher and leave me a rating and review. This helps the podcast to rank in iTunes and be more "visible" for people searching for new podcasts to listen to. If you wanted to share this episode with friends or on social media, I've created several great images that are share-worthy. Thanks!   *My "Thank You" for Your Rating & Review on iTunes or Stitcher* If you do subscribe, rate, & review this podcast in iTunes or Stitcher, I'd love to thank you by giving you my new Sanity Savers for Moms Coloring Book for FREE! Just leave the review and email me, and I'll send you a coupon code to access the coloring book! (See show notes for details) Thank you so much for helping us get the word out about the Simply Joyful Podcast!   I hope you enjoyed this week's podcast! My prayer is always that you will be blessed and encouraged by each episode. Live Simply. Be Joyful.  

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