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Mar 19, 2018

On today’s episode of the Journeywomen podcast, I chatted with Valerie Woerner of Val Marie Paper CompanyWe talked about everything from the purpose of prayer to how it works in conjunction with the other spiritual disciples. I confessed that prayer is one of the most humbling aspects of my walk with the Lord, and ya’ll, our conversation got me excited! I walked away encouraged to take advantage of the real privilege we have to grow in intimacy with God through prayer. Val said, “Jesus had to die on the cross so that we could be in communication with God. Without the cross, sin would separate us from God. There is no other way to have communication with God apart from the cross.” I am so thankful that Christ came so that we can be in true fellowship with God by the power of the Holy Spirit. What a gift to get to converse with him because of what Christ has done for us! 

So you’ll know her a little better, Valerie does life every day with her husband, Tyler, who is the owner of Pixelbrush Studios by day and a gourmet chef by night. She is momma to Vivi Mae and Vana. Her best friend was sort of built in but she wouldn’t trade her for any other, her twin sister Natalie! They live in Woerner Bungalow and are passionate about minimalistic living and finding margin in this busy-loving world. They live in Lafayette, Louisiana (also known as Cajun Country). She loves her life and where God has taken her, but He is far from done with her. Valerie doesn’t pretend to have it all figured out, but she’s happy to share her journey with us all! Her recent book, The Finishing School, is her journey and what she’d share with us if we were sitting on her porch drinking iced tea. I’m so excited for ya’ll to hear from her today!



Praying out loud in different tempos (loud and powerful, or quiet and restful)

The Complete Works of E. M. Bounds on Prayer: Experience the Wonders of God through Prayer by E. M. Bounds

Too Busy Not to Pray by Bill Hybels

The Power of a Praying Woman by Stormie Omartian

The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian

The Power of a Praying Mom by Stormie Omartian

Put prayer alerts in your calendar on your phone



Walking barefoot around her neighborhood

Dark chocolate with toffee

Screened in porch



Val Marie Paper Prayer Journals

66 Love Letters: A Conversation with God That Invites You into His Story by Larry Crabb

The One Year Book of Discovering Jesus in the Old Testament by Nancy Guthrie

  1. 23 | The Big Story of the Bible with Caroline Cobb









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