How to wake up early for time with the Lord

I think for most believers, a nice quiet time with the Lord before everyone wakes up sounds really good in theory. But it can feel like there are a million obstacles in our way to actually wake up and make it happen. Today, I wanted to share some tips from my own life that help me wake up for a little time with the Lord in the morning. I’m by no means perfect and I do go through stretches where

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How to set yourself up for journal success

Along with enjoying this blog post, join Val as she preps her journal LIVE on Instagram and Facebook on Monday, December 30 at 8pm CST!I remember when I started using my quarterly planner, it was an investment (we’re talking $120 for the full year!) and something shifted. I’m familiar with the fear of spending money on something and not using it. It feels so wasteful and I feel silly for thinking something was gonna do something it didn’t do. This time

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How to change your mindset biblically

Have you ordered your 2020 Yearly Prayer Journal yet? Grab it here! This might be some of the most important content I’ve ever shared with you for free. Yep, you read that right. I’ve talked a lot about prayer over the last 6 years, but nothing like this. Over the past year, I’ve worked on developing a healthy mindset (getting rid of anxiety, stress and negativity) and I’ve been overwhelmed with the information that’s out there. I saw headlines like:

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Advent Prayers

Have you ordered your 2020 Yearly Prayer Journal yet? Grab it here!We have the best of intentions when the season starts that this will be the year we truly soak up what this season means and mark my words, THIS IS THE SEASON. Even in a vibrant and full season, what if you had the chance to pause for two minutes and recenter your focus on what’s to come Christmas Day? What if this was the year December didn’t fly? Or

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How to start your morning with gratitude

“Gratitude is a discipline before it’s a feeling—a remembering before it’s a rejoicing. Indeed, gratitude is warfare—a bold protest and strong defense against discontent, pouting, and envy.” -Scotty Smith I used to think of gratitudes as just happy thoughts… I mean, what was the point? It wasn’t until I read One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp that I learned that “happy” wasn’t a requirement for gratitude––that the practice can’t depend on our circumstances and when we are disciplined give thanks

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