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Margin in Christmas: Expecting

This week, we’re refreshing our tried and true Margin in Christmas series! Each day you can expect to see a blog post exploring a different way to peacefully practice Christmas. Don’t want to miss a post? Sign up for notifications here. What are your expectations of Christmas? Do you expect it to snow (or at the very least if you’re in South Louisiana, get to wear a long sleeve shirt)?

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How to use our rewards program

What sparked the idea for our rewards program was the desire to show appreciation for our customers who keep coming back for a journal for themselves or a gift time and time again! It makes our day as a small business, especially one with such an eternal purpose, to see this kind of impact and we want to share a little bit of that excitement with you. So without further

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On the Podcast: Work

Work has really gotten a bad rap, but truly, work was in God’s plan from the beginning, before sin entered the world. There is so much purpose in our work, whether it’s inside or outside the home. In this series of podcasts, you’ll hear a chat with a gal who’s made her whole job about working God’s way, learn some specific things we can add to our prayer journals in

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How to discern which books to read

We are living in wild times, friends. Pretty much anything can be called Christian even though what fills the pages strays pretty far from it. We live in a time of celebrity pastors and celebrity authors. I’m pretty sure if Paul saw those two words together, he would have thought it was a joke. I remember listening to a missionary in another country say that she didn’t understand celebrity Christian

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2022 Christmas Gift Guide

One of our favorite parts of this season is helping you pick out gifts for each person on your list! Your friends, sister-in-laws and daughters come back every year and let us know that their journal was the best gift they received. It never ceases to amaze us that the Lord can use a pretty little journal to produce life-change. And with the new year around the corner, Christmas is

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Advent Resources for 2022

In the spirit of planning ahead and savoring the upcoming holiday season, we’ve pulled together our favorite Advent resources. How will you intentionally celebrate this Christmas? FOR PEACE-FILLED MOMENTS Advent Prayers by Val Marie Paper Even in a vibrant and full season, what if you had the chance to pause for two minutes and concentrate on what’s to come on Christmas Day? What if this was the year December didn’t

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On the Podcast: Time

Time. The thing we never seem to have enough of. But in order to have a thriving prayer life, we must invest this valuable resource. This week, we’re talking about how we can be intentional with our life, redeem our time in prayer and pray when it feels seemingly impossible.**Grabbed your prayer journal for 2023? They’re available now in our shop! ** Ep. 60: Time with Jordan RaynorJordan Raynor helps

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How to pray when you’re tired

How do we pray when we’re exhausted? Even as I type that word––exhausted––has me right back in that feeling. When you want to pray but you’re either too sleepy or maybe even too wired mentally to pray.  I’ll start by sharing something fairly obvious but something we forget. We aren’t the first generation to get sleepy while praying. Remember Peter, James and John? They fell asleep in the Garden of

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Lessons from 9 years of consistent prayer

Tomorrow is the one year birthday of my book, Pray Confidently and Consistently! To celebrate, I’m giving a small peek into the most important lessons I’ve learned about prayer. Ever since I created our monthly prompted prayer journal format 9 years ago, my life has radically changed, not just my prayer life. That’s the craziest thing about prayer. When we pray more, it doesn’t just affect our prayer time. It

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On the Podcast: Health Anxiety

There’s not a lot of content out there about Health Anxiety, so we’re hoping these episodes land in the laps of the people (or loved ones!) who need it. Here, Val opens up about her own journey through Health Anxiety, chats with a friend who’s endured some of the same difficulties and no matter what your struggle, settle in with our prayer for when you can’t sleep.**Grabbed your prayer journal

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We’re hiring a Shop Manager!

We’re looking for a new team member to manage the back end of the Val Marie Paper shop! Interested? Please read the following description and then click the “apply” button at the bottom to fill out our application. VAL MARIE PAPER’S PURPOSE We invite women who are starving for more into the Val Marie Paper family–a place where they can be trained in prayer free from judgment and encounter God

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