Changing the way we do social media

There is a tension I am constantly trying to manage. How do we encourage and inspire you in a world that is so saturated already with encouragement and inspiration? I’ve been wrestling with this for a while. And here’s why. Our mission is to create practical tools and content that equip women to cut through the noise of everyday life and find fullness of life in the presence of the Lord. I’ve felt this tension that maybe I’m just adding

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16 ways to practically get rid of stress

A month or so ago, I attempted to take the week off. We had three weeks until the launch and one of those weeks I was going to be out of town so I didn’t actually quit working completely for the week, but I did give up my inbox to my two lovely teammates! Why you ask? Because I was having health issues, nothing major, but enough to cause me to wonder if it was stress-related. If you had asked

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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 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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7 favorite podcasts + lessons in binging

Hey friends!! I am late the podcast game, but I’m thinking surely there is someone out there is later than me? No? Anyway, I thought I’d share what my favorites have been so far! There are seriously so many out there so it was hard to narrow it down, but I learned a valuable lesson the last few months. It is so easy to go on a listening binge and not be present when you need to be. I pretty

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