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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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How God is healing me

I never imagined getting to say this but…I am healed! Allow me to explain, because it’s not exactly what you may expect.  Side note: We’ve been talking on the podcast about how to pray for healing and dealing with health anxiety (coming next week!) so God’s timing for my own healing is pretty amazing!  If you’re new here, I’ve been battling with a lot of health issues for the last

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On the Podcast: Healing

Praying for healing probably brings up tons of stories and emotions in your mind. Whether it’s for ourselves or someone else, it can be hard to know what is “okay” to pray for or how to specifically pray at all. In these episodes, we’re tackling the topic with a functional nutritionist, soaking ourselves in scripture and actually praying for the healing we desperately seek.**Grabbed your prayer journal for 2023? They’re

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Why surrender needs to be part of prayer

Recently, I shared the 30-minute prayer method that has transformed my prayer life…again. 😉 I keep saying, second to actually starting to use our prayer journal in 2013, this is the biggest transformation I have seen in my prayer life! The method consists of 6 different parts to pray though. (You can get the free PDF to download here.) Today, I wanted to dive into one of the parts that

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How I’m addressing my anxiety

Lately, I’ve been dealing with another bout of anxiety. I’ve shared several times before, the spiritual warfare and the way my mind is attacked around our new collection’s launch time is like clockwork!  The enemy is relentless and the idea of more people praying threatens his plan, so I get why these times are the way they are.  Today, I wanted to share with you how I am addressing my

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Taking an offense is killing us

There are certain sins in our lives that get swept under the rug because they aren’t the big obvious ones like murder, stealing, or addictions. They become like pet sins, those sins that feel tame and safe to keep in our lives. Who are they harming? The pet sin that I think is wreaking havoc on our world today is being easily offendable.   Do you curse the driver who clearly

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