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How to finally change your habits

Fun fact: My book The Finishing School started out as an idea for a journal on habits. (The final product was about 24 chapters basically on habits that I wanted to change related to prayer, distractions, self-control, Bible study, friendships, margin, joy and more). Suffice to say, I love habits and trying to figure out how to maximize my life with them. Not so life is boring, but so I can spend more time doing the things that are really important

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June Goals

I feel like I just wrote May’s goals! These months seem to move so fast! In May we celebrated Vana turning 1, mother’s day and Tyler and I had a weekend getaway to Rayne that totally satisfied the wanderlust for now. MAY RECAP 1. Prayerfully design new journal collection. The key here is prayerfully. A collection takes a lot of time, work and creativity. I feel like I’m bursting with ideas and a vision but don’t feel like I can

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What to do while you wait

I feel like we are all waiting on something. Maybe it’s a college, a husband, a baby, a house or a new business venture to take off. I’ve talked a bit about waiting here (for a husband), here (for a home) and have a whole chapter on it in The Finishing School, but today I wanted to share something I stumbled upon. As I read Psalm 40:1-4, I was so distracted and trying to see the big picture in these

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The exponential cost of missed prayers

What do you do when you feel distant from God? This was me a few weeks ago. I tried and was able to get words out in prayer, but I felt extra distracted and far from Him.  It got me thinking about how we create this distance in the first place and why it is vital that we should be intentional to keep a consistent relationship with the Lord.  Keep praying, not because you need to get 5 checked off

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What finally convinced me: healthy choices matter

A few months back, I started listening to podcasts, as I shared here, and one of those podcasts was The Wellness Mama’s called The Healthy Moms Podcast. In it she shared a statistic that “our children’s generation will be the first to not outlive their parents.”  I didn’t let it sink in right away. But it came up again that week in another podcast. And then it came up again when I was reading something online! I ended up hearing this

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