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Leaving insta update

It’s been a month since I announced leaving Instagram and I wanted to give a little update! I know I’ve been so curious to hear what life is like after a departure like that. It sounds so dramatic, but life really is different and today I wanted to share how. 1. I FEEL REALLY GOOD ABOUT THE DECISION. I want to start here because I’m surprised how great it feels.

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How to pray with your spouse

What would happen if we prayed consistently with our spouse? Maybe you’ve heard the phrase “the couple that prays together stays together”. This isn’t just a cliche. Focus on the Family shared an article that said, “Clinical research demonstrates that couples experience a great number of marital benefits when they regularly pray together. It increases forgivingness, emotional and sexual fidelity, relational happiness, trust and unity. It even improves conflict resolution,

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Why we’re taking a break

Our Lent Prayer Guide begins 2/17! Download it for free here. Remember December? I sure can’t forget. Our team was stretched to the brink. We shipped 5,000 orders in 10 days. No fancy warehouse. Just 2 VMP employees and lots of helpers. 2 other VMP employees fielded what had to be a year’s worth of emails… and not always the kindest ones. 😉 This isn’t a pity party, but as

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How to journal prayers daily

I have been praying for most of my life by this point, but last month was a turning point for me. Though I’ve gotten consistent at praying daily, I haven’t really been consistent with writing out my prayers. When I was using our Rhythms Prayer Journal (the yearly) the last few years, I’d write out a prayer 1-3 times a week because that’s about the space it had room for.

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Why I’m leaving Instagram

I never thought this would be a post I’d write. Maybe you’re thinking the same thing right now. I’d love to leave Instagram, but I can’t. That was me two years ago when I watched my life coach kiss Insta goodbye. Or when I saw the organizing queen leave last year. Or when the self-care momma left last month. Each time, I was intrigued. Each time, I learned about their

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Best Free Resources

Welcome to our annual goal series! Each weekday from December 29 – January 7, we’ll have a new post about wrapping up 2020 and launching into 2021. Check back in each day for fresh motivation! If you’re setting goals, we wanted to share some of our best FREE resources with you that may help in some of the goals you want to work on in 2021. If you want to

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30 Books in 2021

Welcome to our annual goal series! Each weekday from December 29 – January 7, we’ll have a new post about wrapping up 2020 and launching into 2021. Check back in each day for fresh motivation! If you know me, you know I love finding my next book just as much as I love reading my current one. I still have a big list this year, but I’ll also be re-reading

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My Word for 2021: Rebuild

Prayerfully picking a word for the year has become one of my favorite annual traditions. Over the years, it’s been interesting to see what the Lord calls me to and what that ends up looking like for the year ahead!  Here’s a recap of past words: 2016 & 2016 midway check-in | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020 This year, as I thought and prayed about 2021, the word

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2021 Goals

Welcome to our annual goal series! Each weekday from December 29 – January 7, we’ll have a new post about wrapping up 2020 and launching into 2021. Check back in each day for fresh motivation! Every year I use my Powersheets to plan out my goals and set them for the month, but I haven’t been utilizing it for the daily features. Now that I have my own desk, I

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2020 Life-Changers

Welcome to our annual goal series! Each weekday from December 29 – January 7, we’ll have a new post about wrapping up 2020 and launching into 2021. Check back in each day for fresh motivation! Today I wanted to share the life-changers for 2020. These are things both small and big that changed my year.  1. Pause app This app has truly helped me pause in really busy seasons. They

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My 2020 reads

Welcome to our annual goal series! Each weekday from December 29 – January 7, we’ll have a new post about wrapping up 2020 and launching into 2021. Check back in each day for fresh motivation! Here’s what I read in 2020! I hope it goes without saying, but just because I read a book, doesn’t mean it’s a full endorsement of that person or every single word of the book.

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