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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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What to do post-election

Election day is finally here. We’ve almost made it! 😉  For so long, it’s felt like we’d never reach the other side of this election and actually have a winner. I’ve shared tons of thoughts on how to handle the election season. Today, I wanted to share a few tips on how to handle post-election season–if your guy wins or your guy loses. If I’m honest, these feel pretty basic,

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What to pray during an election

It’s so easy to get sucked into an election season. I think it always is, especially in this culture where the news is literally at our fingertips–but this season is even more triggering because of everything we’ve been through as a nation this year. I (Kara, speaking here!) love politics. My first major was political science… until I found out I’d have to go to school for like a billion more

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Is the church lukewarm?

What will God find as He stands at the door and knocks? As I was writing Tuesday’s post on revival last week, a very cool thing happened. It was the middle of the night and I thought I heard a knock at the door. I even thought I heard the door open. It was so vivid I got up to see who was there but I wasn’t frightened by it. In

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Are we ready for revival?

As we look around, it’s really easy to think we’re in need of a revival, but are we actually ready for it? When I started hearing this term thrown around in light of an insane year (pandemic, election, riots) and I’ll just add on a personal level, 3 hurricanes in 6 weeks, and the tea I drank every day for years suddenly being discontinued. Ok, that last one I tease

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Election Mental Game Plan

This blog post has been adapted and updated from a blog post we did at the beginning of the pandemic. So much still applies, but we’ve added in some new nuggets for this season specifically! If you’re anything like me, my guess is all the election content on social media, the news, and everyday conversations has upped your anxiety level. There seems to be a fine line between being an

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My Prayer Journal Story

Val just turned in her book on prayer (releasing Fall 2021!), so today, we’re grateful to share some words with you from guest, Dr. Nora. I grew up in a Christian church and always knew about the importance of prayer. I went through different stages of my prayer life, from not knowing how to pray, to feeling more confident about praying and even praying aloud. However, with the chaos of

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