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When we don’t feel like praying

One of the number one reasons we don’t pray consistently is because we simply don’t feel like it. I didn’t say it! You said it! Ok, we’ve all at one point said it. As earth-shaking as prayer can be, we being humans and not perfect creatures, have moments where we forget prayer’s power and assume it’s boring or a waste of time. We might even decide we WILL pray as

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How to do a prayer audit

What does it really mean for God to search our hearts? Psalm 139:23-24 says: Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting! I make this my prayer often, but if you’ve prayed this too and feel like you aren’t really sure what to do beyond saying a

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Summer rhythms for VMP

Y’all I’m starting to finally get smart about summer. We always have a lot going on (prepping for our spiral prayer journal launch and new collection launch) even though the actual allotted time I have to work is minuscule compared to the school year.  So this year, we are taking a break from the blog for June and July!  The Woerners are actually headed on an adventure for the month

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Embracing a summer rhythm

I used to dread the idea of summer. Anyone? 🙋‍♀️ Don’t feel shy! This is a safe space.  When my girls were really little, Mother’s Day Out offered a summer program which meant for 3 weeks in June and 3 weeks in July, I had child care at least a few days a week. But once they got too old for MDO and summers meant 90 days home together, I

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The perfect summer study

Whether or not you truly have a break in the summer, I think years of school train us to see summer time with a sense of wonder and a time for new adventures. Along with treks to the swimming pool and road trips with the family, you might be thinking of setting a few personal intentions for this season. Reading more? Walks in the morning? I know one of mine

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How to pray for your spouse

This content first appeared on our podcast, Prayer in a Noisy World but because it’s one of our most commonly asked topics, we wanted to share it here along with a free PDF (sign up below) to help you pray for your spouse! What if there was one thing you could do today that would take just a few minutes that would have an eternal impact on your spouse and your marriage, would

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How to pray for your kids

On my second Mother’s Day, I shared this photo and said“That day you are reminded of all the ways you show love that you never even realized showed love.”Isn’t that so true? Isn’t that what Mother’s Day is all about? Showing our moms what they’ve meant to us and why we are grateful, especially those things that normally don’t reveal themselves every other day of the year? It’s a chance to

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How to pray like Paul

I remember last summer when I was going through lots of anxiety and discouragement and I reached out to a few friends I knew would pray for me. Asheritah Ciuciu was one of those sweet gals and she sent me back the most encouraging message on Voxer. She emphasized things in prayer that went far beyond my circumstances. Around the same time, I was reading one of Paul’s epistles (I

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Creating a refreshing night routine

It’s been 6 years since I’ve shared my night routine so I thought it was time to share my updated routine.  I think we’ve all heard it said, a good morning routine starts at night. So if you have a goal to make time to pray and read your Bible each morning, I hope the tips in this post help set you up for that, while also just being a

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Tired of repeating the same prayers?

If you want to see me get fired up, ask me about repetitious prayers. I’ve noticed as I’ve done podcast interviews over the last year on prayer, the topic will come up and I get so excited to respond because I think we tend to feel very defeated about praying the same things over and over again, and I hope to show a different side to repetitious prayer and share

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How do we hold on to our kids?

It’s been 3 years since Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday was released! When I first started writing the book, I hadn’t really heard moms talk about toxic mommy culture (believe me, I looked!). It wasn’t a topic of conversation that the way moms are stereotyped by the world might actually be damaging to our view of motherhood. That seems pretty crazy to even think because I feel like we’re seeing

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