I'm a redeemed child of God and the momma to four vivacious daughters. I'm passionate about finding hidden blessings in the trials of life, living it out in an honest and open way, while encouraging those around me to believe in better.

25 Mar

bible study bundle

BundleoftheWeek.com, 5 eBooks for $7.40! Are any of you familiar with Bundle of the Week? If not, it’s a pretty a cool deal and you might wanna take a look-see!

Each week a new bundle of ebooks — on all different subjects — is available for only $7.40 … that’s a savings of more than 70%!!

When I was contacted last week to see if I’d be willing to have 31 Days of Faith included in this week’s bundle, I wasn’t too sure. But when I checked it out I was all kinds of on board!

This week’s bundle is a “Bible Study” bundle and includes the following ebooks:
Savoring Living Water by Katie Orr and Lara Williams
Pursuit of Proverbs 31 by Amy Bayliss
Focused15: 1 Corinthians 13 by Katie Orr
31 Days of Faith by Tracie Stier-Johnson
Beholding Him, Becoming Missional by Laura Krokos

If you’d like to spread the word about these incredible Bible studies at this great price, click here to tweet this —> Strengthen your faith & deepen your knowledge of the Bible with these Bible Studies. http://ow.ly/joegu

Posted in 31 days of faith, resources

31 Jul

have you heard?

Unless you’ve been in Siberia over the last week, I’m pretty sure you’ve heard the {I haven’t been too quiet about it} news!

Starting tomorrow, August 1, I’ll be hosting a Facebook study on my {tsj} photography Facebook page. Throughout the month … all 31 days … we’ll be studying my ebook, 31 days of faith {finding joy in your anguish}.

I’ve gotten a few questions wondering how this’ll work. Well … given that I haven’t done something like this before, I’m kinda flying by the seat of my pants and I’m totally open to suggestions.

I believe in this message and truly believe God will change hearts and lives. I really want to make this easy and accessible to everyone.

To that end … when I received a request asking if I’d consider an Instagram feed for this study, I thought, “Yes!”

So here’s what I’m thinking for both the Facebook and Instagram studies. First off, each day you’ll read from the coordinating chapter {day one = chapter one}.

If you’re on Facebook, you’ll find an in-depth post from me in the morning, and I’ll also be checking in throughout the day. What I’m really hoping more than anything is an interactive discussion and dialogue. There are so many different ways we can learn and grow from each other. Let’s connect with each other and stay committed to lifting each other up during this study of faith!

And for those of you checking in on Instagram, the hashtag is #31faith. You’ll read the day’s chapter, snap a photo of something you’ve journaled or read, or you know … do what you do on Instagram! I’ll be checking in there too {I’m tmstier}, but posting won’t be as in-depth as it’ll be on Facebook.

As for the blog, I’m not planning on posting here for the study. I may have an update post or two, but I’m not planning on any in-depth content. Again, my hope through this is to really connect with you, and you, with each other. I feel that Facebook might be the best way to accomplish that.

Are y’all ready!? I know I am! See you tomorrow!

{Don’t have the ebook yet? Hop on over for the 31 days of faith buying options.}

Posted in 31 days of faith, encouragement

24 Jul

31 days of faith :: facebook study

Are you new here? If so, do you know I wrote an e-book just for you? Something to encourage you … urge you … to find joy through any situation or circumstance you might be facing.

You see, as I walked through a difficult time in my life, I learned to lean harder than ever on my faith. It was out of that journey and my deep desire to share something greater than my pain, I wrote 31 days of faith : finding joy in your anguish.

I think we can all use a whisper of encouragement weaved throughout our day. And with that in mind, I came up with a plan! Since we’re coming up on a new month with 31 days in it, I thought it would be fun to host a study group on my Facebook page. So each day in August, I’ll walk through the book with you in a more in-depth sort of way. My hope is to breathe encouragement into your day, to help you see Jesus, and to show you joy in the middle of a trial.

Whattaya think? You in? And if you know someone else that could use a word {or series} of encouragement, won’t you give them a heads up on our study group?

Okay, so here’s the deal … if you already “like” my Facebook page, you’re good to go! Just check in with Facebook each day for any posts from me and join in the discussion. On the other hand, if you haven’t “liked” my page and would like to join in the discussion, you can follow this link and like my page there. Or … you can hit the like button on the little Facebook-widget-thingy just to the left of this post. Easy-peasy, right?

OH! and wait … it gets better! This weekend, July 28th and 29th, 31 days of faith will be available on Amazon for FREE! Free I say! So be sure to download it and tell all your friends too! I’m gettin’ fired up about this little study group!

And P.S. … don’t have a Kindle? No worries, download Amazon’s free Kindle reading app and you can begin reading on almost any device you own … including your computer! I’m all about the ease here folks!

Okay … and lastly, while I’ve still got you here with the “free” … would you like to have each of my blog posts delivered right to your email inbox? Did you know there’s an easy {there it is again!} way to do that? Just subscribe by clicking either of the places I’ve marked with the BRIGHT GREEN arrows below! Only not on the photo … don’t click the photo … click on the actual site … over there on the left-hand side up under my {really-need-to-be-updated} photo. And wa-la … when I write a post, it’ll be automatically delivered to your email inbox!

Posted in 31 days of faith, giveaway

17 Feb

winners! winners!

Oh friends how you’ve blessed me! Yesterday was just a little bit too much fun! Thank you SO very much for your comments,  notes,  continued support, and encouragement. You motivate me!

As promised yesterday … I have five winners of 31 Days of Faith to announce {I used random.org to pick them}:

Kristy Jo
Lauren L
Susan L

When you have a moment, send me a note and let me know how you’d like to receive your copy  {PDF or gifted via Amazon}.

And if I could be so bold to ask a favor? If you have a teeny-tiny minute, could y’all hop over to Amazon and hit the “like” button. You can also share directly to Twitter or Facebook from that page. The more it’s shared and liked, the further the reach to someone who may need to hear a word from God.

I continue to pray this little e-book touches lives in a miraculous way! Be blessed my friends!

Posted in 31 days of faith, giveaway

16 Feb


31 Days of Faith is available!!!!!!

{that totally deserves extra exclamation points and boldness, don’tcha think?}

First, I’d like to take a minute to mention … this e-book business is a whole lotta work! But it’s been worth it … every minute has been worth it!

I’m excited to announce I’ve got a website {31DaysofFaith.com} all ready to go! You’ll find all the details and purchasing info over there.

I’d love to hear from you! Tell me what you think, share it with friends, leave a review on Amazon, share on Facebook and Twitter … I won’t mind! Seriously, spreading the word will bless me immensely and also has the potential to help someone suffering find joy in the midst of their trials.

That’s my prayer for this e-book. I’ve been praying over it … asking God to meet the readers in a way they never knew possible.

And for you, my faithful readers … a little giveaway’s in order! It’s your constant encouragement that keeps me sharing and opening my heart. As a thank you, I’ll be giving away 5 copies of 31 Days of Faith! Just leave a comment to enter. You can also tweet or facebook, just be sure to come back and let me know. {I’ll announce the winners on Friday}


Posted in 31 days of faith, giveaway