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Simply Joyful Podcast: When God Uses Your Pain & Your Past for Good in Your Life with Tricia Goyer!

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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!God Uses Your Pain and Your Past for Good

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 discussedPrayers That Changed History (my favorite) and Praying for Your Future Husband.

Words to Remember…

Here are a few fun quotes from this episode. Please feel free to 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 

“God showed me that my story can help people so they don’t have to go through the same thing.” @triciagoyer Simply Joyful Podcast (CLICK TO TWEET)

“We always want our kids to grow up, follow their dreams, and do great things…but then we’re afraid to do that for ourselves” @triciagoyer 

God Uses Your Pain and Your Past for GoodPlease Note…

— Be sure to grab your FREE copy of my bookSanity 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!

(This podcast is by Kristi Clover. Discovered by e2 media network and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not emedia network, and audio is streamed directly from their servers.

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