A writing hiatus so I can … write ;)

Hey friends!! In case you haven’t heard, I am writing a book on motherhood that will be released Spring of 2019 with Tyndale! My deadline for the first draft is April 2 so I’ll be devoting the majority of words to that! I’ve got tons of new content to come, but until then, here are a few of my favorite recent posts!!

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2018 Collection: Garden Library

Yay!! Our new collection is here!! Every year, I am still stunned that there are new products the Lord places on my heart that relate to prayer. It seems like such a small niche (what could there possibly be to create besides a simple prayer journal, right?) but we’ve got 6 new products that I know the Lord is going to use in amazing ways to connect with YOU with Himself. I wanted to share a bit first about the

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Pre-order 2018 Yearly Prayer Journals!

We all know her. She’s the girl we think to call when we need prayer. She’s the one whose relationship with God feels so conversational and effortless. We can’t in a million years fathom that describing us. Surely it’s a personality trait, right? False. Let’s all breathe a sigh of relief about that! PRAYER WARRIOR IS A LEARNED SKILL. And the only way to learn it is to practice. But not just practice with those prayers that fall in 30

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On Sunday we rest

Over the last few months, I’ve felt this tug to close the Val Marie Paper shop on Sundays (the day I practice Sabbath). At first, I thought it sounded very weird. It’s an online shop. I don’t open my email or touch work on this day so can’t it go on running as usual? I’ve never seen an online shop close on Sundays so fear of looking odd or judgy as stalled me for a little while, but when I

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The VMP Product Gift Guide

Happy Black Friday sweet friends! What a special day. The day that we all unite in agreement that playing Christmas music and lighting that Christmas candle is finally acceptable! 😉 The only thing better than seeing y’all buy these products for yourself through out the year is to see how y’all love to gift these to your loved ones. As I was putting together wording for our promos, the idea of “triple-threat gifting” kept coming to mind and I think

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