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A walk through Easter week

I remember sitting in the movie theater watching Passion of the Christ. I was 19 and had heard about God my whole life and committed to following Him years before. But so often, when we read about the Bible, we can separate it in our minds. The sheer overwhelm of what Jesus’ death and resurrection really mean gets lost on us. We know it really happened but do we really

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Re-evaluating the Enneagram

This might be one of the toughest posts I’ve written. I know how widespread the Enneagram is. I know it’s widely accepted. I personally really wanted it to be okay. But I’m not a “one” anymore. If you know about the Enneagram, you likely have an idea of what a “one” means. And no, my number didn’t change. I’ve changed my views on the Enneagram as a whole.  Normally, I

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How to pray confidently and consistently

After 8 years and thousands of conversations with our audience on prayer, I’ve learned the biggest struggles plaguing our prayer lives–feeling unsure of how to do it “right” and trying to figure out how to do it in a busy world.  We long to pray confidently and consistently. And it’s not to check something off the list in our planner, but so that we can experience intimacy with our Creator. 

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How to pray for life-change

People know me as a pretty disciplined person, which is true in many cases, but when it comes to food, I have zero discipline. I will take any excuse to indulge in things. Honestly, the only time I can truly have discipline with food is when it’s a spiritual fast. Otherwise, I can say I’m going to do something and bail almost instantly.  Lately, I’ve felt conviction about my ability

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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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