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Day 2 of 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways (with Valerie Woerner)

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It’s Day 2 of 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways!

If you’re just joining in, be sure to catch up by starting at Day One here.

11th Annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways (2018) December 4-15 at karenehman.com.

My guest today for day two is a new friend, Valerie Woerner. Here she is with her favorite part of Christmas and a great giveaway!


Slowing down, especially at the holidays, is hard for me but I’m also a huge introvert. One of my favorite things about this season is the stillness that the Christmas Eve service brings to my soul. Any last minute hustling and bustling is gone and I feel like every distraction that competes with my attention during the season suddenly stops at the door. Singing “O Holy Night” by candlelight is one of the most “present” moments of my year and where I find myself most in awe of the fact that Jesus’s birth is not just a story in a book but the turning point in history. What a wonderful gift God gave to us!

Now, tell us in the comment section on this post what brings stillness to your soul during the flurry of frenzy at Christmastime.

Have a holy and hushed holiday season,



Day 2 Giveaway

Valerie is the owner of Val Marie Paper  and today she is giving away a few of her fantastic products: a Compose Prayer Journal (6-Month) for Women, a Men’s Prayer Journal, and a Kid’s Prayer Journal.
Compose Prayer Journal (6-Month) for Women by Val Marie Paper.
Men's Prayer Journal by Val Marie Paper.
Kid's Prayer Journal by Val Marie Paper.
Enter to win Day 2 of 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways with Valerie Woerner at karenehman.com.
Valerie Woerner is the owner of Val Marie Paper.Valerie Woerner is the owner of Val Marie Paper and author of The Finishing School and Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday. Her mission is to create practical tools, including her original prompted prayer journal, and content that equips women to cut through the noise of everyday life and find fullness of life in the presence of the Lord. She’s married to her best friend, turned business partner, turned heart-throb, Tyler, and has two girls, Vivi and Vana, that add lots of giggles and dancing to her life. Connect with Valerie on her blog, or follow her @valwoerner and @valmariepaper on Instagram or @valmariepaper on Facebook.
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11th Annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways (2018) December 4-15 at karenehman.com.

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  1. I love that “pause” too! Reflecting on the most awesome gift ever…Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace, Immanuel! Love Love this!

  2. Every year, on Christmas Eve, we have a big family get together and after all as gone home, before putting the kids to bed my sweet husband will read the story of Jesus’ birth from Luke. It never gets old! It always blesses my heart and puts everything back in to perspective as to why we celebrate Christmas!??

  3. Love this Day 2!! Especially since I’m playing catch up! Talk about hustle and bustle. My daughter & I decided this year we finally want to attend the 11 service on Christmas Eve since kids are older and just something new we haven’t done. Always played by the rules and kids to bed by 10. One of my favorite ways to bring stillness this time of year is always getting up early and drinking my coffee by the Christmas tree. The lights are so beautiful and peaceful. I pray for my family and friends and reflect with gratitude of all Gods gifts he’s bestowed on us.

  4. We don’t get snow here often, but when we do, I love it. Everything seems so calm and peaceful when blanketed in snow.

  5. Love “cut through the noise of everyday life”! Too often we are deaf to the voice of God, while being overwhelmed by the voices of the world.

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