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Do we have time?

Do we really not have time like we think we do? What Laura Vanderkam discovered might surprise us!  As we dream up all the new things we want to do in a brand new year and get ready for our Retro Prayer Life Challenge, which is all about finding time, Laura’s book, 168 Hours, felt like an appropriate reread.  In it, she makes the argument that we have more time

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On the Podcast: Screen Time

In this day, what keeps us praying more often than not? That little screen attached to our palm. If you’ve found screen time to be a challenge, tune in to this set of episodes for a conversation with an expert in the field and a practical challenge our community is starting together soon!**Grabbed your prayer journal for 2023? They’re available now in our shop! ** Ep. 66: Screen Time with

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How to make progress on your goal to pray more

As believers, one of our number one goals is to pray more. I’ve seen this so much in the last week as I’ve seen others share their plans for the new year. We’ve talked before about how I don’t think it’s a bad thing that this is repeatedly on our goals list, but today, I want to talk about how to make progress on that goal.  This is too important

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50+ Books in 2023

Welcome, welcome to one of our best loved posts of the year!! (By y’all, and me too! 🤓)  I LOVE finding new books to read almost as much as I love actually reading them! This year, I tied my books to the goals that I have for the year, so I’ve broken this list down into categories. One thing I remember that James Clear said in Atomic Habits is that

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My 2023 Goals

Welcome to Val’s annual goal series! We’re releasing a new goals related blog post each day. Sign up here to get notifications about all our new blog posts. I LOVE this time of year! I’ve been planning goals each year for as long as I can remember. In elementary, I made a list of goals before school started each year, and one year, I remember making it a goal to “be weird”.

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My 2023 Word: Delight (in the Process)

Welcome to Val’s annual goal series! We’re releasing a new goals related blog post each day. Sign up here to get notifications about all our new blog posts. One of my favorite parts of thinking and praying through the new year is picking a word of the year (WOTY). I don’t take it too seriously and it’s definitely not about manifesting something crazy. It’s simply something I want to keep in mind

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2022 Life-Changers

Welcome to Val’s annual goal series! We’re releasing a new goals related blog post each day. Sign up here to get notifications about all our new blog posts. In the last few years, I’ve started sharing the things that changed my life that year. Some are super deep and serious and others small but impacted me in some way that I specifically can pinpoint.  Here’s this year’s list!  1. Prayer I always

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What I read in 2022

Welcome to Val’s annual goal series! We’re releasing a new goals-related blog post each day. Sign up here to get notifications about all our new blog posts. It’s always interesting looking back on the compilation of what I read in the year. Like, what about my season of life influenced the books I picked up? Notice any patterns?  Below is everything I read in 2022, who I’d recommend them for

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2022 Goals Recap

Welcome to Val’s annual goal series! We’re releasing a new goals related blog post each day. Sign up here to get notifications about all our new blog posts. 2022 has been a weird year, and after the last two years that’s saying a lot. We kicked off the year with Covid and a trip to the ER, moved our mattress into my office in an attempt to get away from

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2022 Answered Prayers

Wednesday at 7:30 CST, Val will be prepping her journal on Instagram and our VMP Society Facebook group, join us!! We’re kicking off our annual goal series (sign up here to make sure you don’t miss a post!) with one of my favorite things: sharing answered prayers!!  We’ve got to start here friends! For many of us, it’s been a challenging year, and taking time to recognize that God has

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Top blog posts of 2022

I hope you had a Merry Christmas and are still enjoying the festivities!! We’ll be kicking off our annual Goal Series on the blog tomorrow, but today, I wanted to recap the top blog posts this past year! I’m sharing 3 lists of 9 blog posts: the first is the most popular new posts written this year, next I shared some of my personal favorites from this year, and lastly,

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