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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!

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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. It amazes me how the Christmas spirit brings people together and just reminds me so much of Gods love for us. He’s the reason for the season??

  2. I love Christmas lights! To just sit on the couch with a cup of coffee and some Christmas music. It’s the best!!

  3. Sometimes- just listening to praise and worship music helps me to refocus on what is really important instead of feeling so rushed..

  4. I definitely struggle wth slowing down during the season,but this year I have had to slow down, due to having a new born. I find playing focused Christmas music and lighting a candle reminds me to stop and remember. I love the season and strive to continue to better learn to “be still and know” in the Christmas season.

  5. I love the late-night quiet when the fire is dying down and I’m alone by the Christmas tree. It’s a great time to think and pray.

  6. I love to read scripture references and meanings of the Christmas Carols. Once I do that, I can look at the songs in a new perspective.

  7. I will not miss my nightly Devotional reading no matter how late it gets. It’s a quiet & special way to end the night

  8. A day of Christmas movies with my family during a snow day. Elf, Frosty, Rudolph, Scrooge, etc. Even though my daughters are 19 and 24 we still love to watch them together. Such a Blessing!!

  9. Having the peace of Jesus in my heart on the holiday that celebrates His birth brings a wonderfully calm stillness to my soul. Praying with family does too. The prayer journal looks great!

  10. I have been trying to focus on keeping the sabbath as a day of rest. I keep Sunday afternoons for relaxing and am surprised at how much more I get done during the week!

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