4 reasons we can’t let fear hold us back

If you follow me on social media, you saw a very panicked Valerie asking for prayers on insta-stories the day I was set to go flying in a plane for the first time in 18 years. A little back story. When I was a kid, I burst my eardrum after a long car ride to Corpus Christi, Texas for the Lamb family reunion. I remember the yellow Psalty shirt I was wearing that was stained with blood from a very

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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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House prayers worksheet

I remember when Vana was just 6 weeks old and we found out Pappi’s cancer was terminal, we did a lot of bouncing and walking around the house and a lot of praying forΒ Pappi, Mimi, Tyler and his siblings…a miracle.Β I felt a bit helpless to do anything else, but was quickly reminded that prayer is not something we just do when we can’t do anything else.Β  Prayer is the front line, the first defense – not a last resort. Ephesians

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How to practice silence & solitude

Solitude is the furnace of transformation. Without solitude we remain victims of our society and continue to be entangled in the allusions of the false self. – Peter Scazzero In the last year, I’ve read so much about the need for silence and solitude. I was always left really inspired to do it, but still had one big question: WHAT DOES SILENCE AND SOLITUDE ACTUALLY LOOK LIKE? My vision of it has always been getting quiet and clearing my mind,

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