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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.

1 Jul

bundle of the week :: christian living

BundleoftheWeek.com, 5 eBooks for $7.40!

I’m honored to have 31 Days of Forgiveness included this week!

This week’s bundle is packed full of tools and encouragement for living a life of active faith. Discover and embrace your identity in Christ, the path to truly forgiving those who have hurt you and simple ways to let your light shine through this inspiring collection of ebooks and devotionals.

Get this bundle for 60% off this week only.

Complete by Arabah Joy
Research shows it takes only 21 days to change the way we think. In Complete, Arabah Joy takes readers on a 21 day journey to think about themselves truthfully: that in Christ, we are complete. This journey takes readers through practical daily applications such as targeted scripture memory, visualization, exercises to renew the mind and address fear, and much more.

Shine by Trina Cress
In Shine: The Beginner’s Guide to Living More Intentionally for God Everyday, Trina shares ideas and inspirations for letting our lights shine in our own little worlds and in the world at large through simple acts like starting a conversation with a stranger, giving unexpectedly, and living intentionally for Christ everyday.

Holey, Wholly, Holy by Kris Camealy
Though the season of Lent occurs once a calendar year, the reality is, as Christians, we live the Lenten experience again and again. In Holey, Wholly, Holy: A Lenten Journey of Refinement, Kris walks along side the believer and offers encouragement and hope for the journey from holey (broken in sin) to wholly (surrendered unto God) to holy (claiming the gift of grace through Christ). This ebook is for anyone who longs to grow closer to Christ, and hungers to accept that grace that His resurrection offers!

Desires of My Heart by Heather Bixler
So many believers walk their Christian walk without really knowing what it means to delight in the Lord. In Desires of My Heart, a devotional based on Psalm 37:4, Heather helps readers work to get past the barriers that are inhibiting their walk with the Lord, while also encouraging them to live a life guided by The Holy Spirit.

31 Days of Forgiveness by Tracie Stier-Johnson
In 31 Days of Forgiveness, Tracie leads us on a biblical and compassionate walk through the depths of our hurt, pain, unforgiveness, bitterness, resentment, and anger. If you commit to walking this journey, God will redeem your pain—pain you may not know you’re carrying—and your life will never be the same.

The Christian Living bundle is only available through 8am EST on Monday, 7/8. Get yours today:


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6 May

grace hoarder …

Hello, my name is Tracie and I’m a grace hoarder.

I sometimes wonder if there’s something wrong with me. Is it possible to take advantage of, or take grace for granted? Join me over at my friend Rivera’s place as I share my thoughts.

OH! and she’s also giving away a copy of 31 Days of Forgiveness!


Posted in 31 days of forgiveness, forgiveness, guest post


1 Apr

love is a sacrifice …

With Easter weekend behind us, I can’t help but feel the heavy conviction of any unforgiveness lingering in my own heart.

You see, it wasn’t nails holding Jesus on that cross … it was love.

And forgiveness flows from love. Jesus loved us enough to hang here until death. So we could live forgiven.

Love is a sacrifice.

Forgiveness is a sacrifice.

God sent His Son to die for our forgiveness — so we could live in freedom. While doing so, He also set a very important model for us.

If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. Matthew 6:14 NLT

Join me today at Mommy On Fire to read more of my thoughts on this very important heart matter.


Posted in 31 days of forgiveness, forgiveness, guest post


22 Feb

31 days of forgiveness :: a book release party!

So. My friend called me up and said she wanted to have a book release party for me.

“Noooo.” I said slowly. “No. No.” I said shaking my head. That’s just crazy talk as far as I’m concerned!

As she continued talking about it, something inside me said, “Why not?!”

And so we are. Having a party. A book release party. For the book I wrote, 31 Days of Forgiveness {through the eyes of grace}. A book God is already using in mighty ways … ways I can’t begin to fathom.

And I’d like to invite you … you know, if you’re in the area … or feel like coming into the area for a party. :)

I’d like to also give a shout out to my galpal Cat for the amazing invite she designed!! Thanks a gazillion friend!!!

31DaysOfForgiveness.com
31 Days of Forgiveness on Amazon


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20 Feb

31 days of forgiveness … thoughts

To say I was overwhelmed by the launch of 31 Days of Forgiveness would be bigger than an understatement. Overwhelmed, surprised, shocked, in awe of … and crazy emotional would describe those three days of the launch.

You know … I’d be lying if I said it didn’t matter how the book did. Of course it mattered. But I had no set goals in mind or what “doing well” looked like in my mind.

And I’d be lying if I said I didn’t do all I could to get 31 Days of Forgiveness into the hands of all who’d listen {and then some!}.

{this gorgeous photo is courtesy of
my instagram friend @aedriel}

I had an absolute blast those three days of the release! It was so fun to connect with people and see their excitement. It motivated me and excited me! My favorite part might’ve been the Instagram giveaways … my girls even got in on the action, highjacking my phone and doing a giveaway on their own!

And of course it was fun to watch the “numbers” and see how the book was doing and growing and reaching.

As I watched with amazement, copy after copy of the book being downloaded, I was in awe. And completely reminded why I wrote it in the first place:

The message of forgiveness is something most
of us struggle with in one form or another.

I believe proof of that is in the numbers:

11,307 books downloaded
#1 in both categories it’s listed
#25 on the free Kindle list
#4,969 in Amazon’s entire bookstore
$5,600 donated to The Seed Company

all of this is equal to Untold Works by God

Wanna know a secret? Satan did.not. want me to release this book!

The very day I was supposed to get some vital information to the book’s designer, I was hit with a doozy {excuse my lack of a better word}. A doozy that would require EPIC forgiving. Epic. And the crazy thing is, I wrote 31 Days of Forgiveness out of an experience that taught me the meaning of radical forgiveness!! I thought I was done and done.

Learned the lesson.

Lived through the lesson.

Came out strong enough to teach the lesson.

Like really?!? Hadn’t I done my time? Filled my forgiveness quota and all that?

Apparently not.

You see, I was also scheduled to go to a local conference and work on put a speaking message together. Any guesses on the topic? If you guessed forgiveness, you’d be right.

But guess what happened? I was so bowled over by the recent events in my life, forgiveness was something that felt hugely foreign to me at that moment in my life … and so I backed out of the conference.

And contemplated not releasing the book at all.

Given the state I was in, I was pretty sure I was the last person to be sharing a message of forgiveness.

But wouldn’t you know? God knew. He knew the timing of events. He knew {pass the kleenex please}, He knew I would need those exact words He helped me pen. And He knew when I’d need them.

And slowly my heart softened.

In full disclosure, I’m not 100% there yet and the ugly bombards me daily … but I have a road map and a heart understanding on how to get where I need to be.

And because God guided me through it, spoke gentle words of encouragement, and prodded me on … now others have that same road map and God willing, heart understanding too.

The messages of hope, restoration, and healing that have come out of the release of 31 Days of Forgiveness have had a profound impact on me. I believe God is up to something big here my friends. And if He’s up to something big, you’d better believe the enemy is out in FULL FORCE!!

I continue to pray over this book, the hands that hold it, the hearts that embrace it, and the people who need it. What I believe to be a very important message of the cross.

31DaysOfForgiveness.com
31 Days of Forgiveness on Amazon


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