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2020 Answered Prayers

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’m sharing another new feature of our annual goal series: 2020 Answered Prayers!  For this year, it’s gonna replace our 2020 Goals Review because to be honest, when quarantine hit, everything kind of stopped

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2020 Mistakes

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! We’re about to deep dive into my mistakes of 2020. And I know what you’re thinking: Val, this sounds so depressing and negative. Give yourself a break. It’s been a tough year for everyone.  And

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Signature Prayer Challenge

Before we kick off our annual goal series (starts tomorrow!!), I wanted to share something we will be kicking off the New Year with–The Signature Challenge.  In October, I had a big revelation while talking with my life coach, Diana. So many times I turn to prayer in panicked moments. It’s reactionary praying. We attempt to slap Phil. 4:6 on a panic attack and the thing is, it doesn’t really

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Grumpy Mom Takes a CHRISTMAS Holiday

This post was originally posted in 2019, and it’s one of our Christmas holiday favorites! Enjoy! Wow! Can I just say, the holidays are hard. I asked on Insta stories what stressors caused the most grumpy moments and there was no shortage of things we could talk about. I realized a few things: 1. The things that are hardest are things we feel we can’t control. 2. So many of

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Creating a Collection: Shipping

This is the last blog post in our series about what it takes to create a prayer journal collection. You can read our post on planning and production here. This was an unusual year for shipping journals, but hopefully, we can give you a peek into what shipping out thousands of journals actually looks like along with a little dash of extra drama from 2020. 😉 We anticipated receiving our

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A minimalist Christmas

This blog post was first published in 2015, but remains our most pinned blog post of all time. Enjoy! Check out our prayer journal shop and enjoy using the code 3ORMORE (excludes spirals) when ordering multiple gifts. 😉 I’ve been pretty frank about how clutter makes me a bit of a crazy person. I can’t think very well and I feel overwhelmed when our home is filled to the brim.

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Peptalk Sneak Peek

The content below was sent earlier this year to our monthly peptalk subscribers, but we wanted you to get a real taste so you could decide if you’d be excited to see it pop up in your inbox each month! Sign up here to get our monthly peptalk! Well, this month looks a little different than we all expected! Please know that we’re praying for you as we navigate this

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Gratitude Exercise

A few weeks wasn’t so bad. In March, we enthusiastically applied our minds to new ways of doing church, school, business, and family. Some of us tried our hands at homemade bread and others got some much-needed house projects done. Cute, right? To think of ourselves at the beginning of all this. But as the months drew on, what was a mere inconvenience became a source of much frustration, anxiety,

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Social Media Detox

 One more episode. A little scrolling after a long day at work. A quick check of my calendar and while I’m at it… I should get to those emails. The draw of my phone is a constant battle for my attention. A productivity device, reminding me of all the boxes I need to check before the day is done. My map to get to work. My Bible. My camera. My connection to the

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Purposeful Christmas gifts for 2020

This year more than ever, people have probably started to realize what truly matters to them. Having comforts taken away, missing out on time with loved ones and more quiet than we’re used to (especially earlier this spring) has made us take stock of our lives. During those early pandemic days, “prayer” was a highly searched term on google. Circumstances like the pandemic, a difficult and ongoing conversation about race,

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Cultivate faith during pregnancy

I will never forget that frosty fall morning. I was sitting at the table in our tiny basement apartment, slowly eating a spoon full of peanut butter with 2 Peter open in front of me. I was pregnant with our first child, and nausea and brain fog were my constant companions day and night. This made it difficult to get out of bed, let alone spend time in the Word

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