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Valerie Riese

The best of 2019

Top Candid Posts From 2019

Check out the top posts on Candidly Christian from each of the Candid Gals in 2019. Every Candid Gal writes from her heart, but it's our readers that help share our words with the world.…

December 30, 2019
Grace and truth: a weekly Christian link-up

Our Favorite Grace & Truth Posts from 2019

We hand-picked a list of our favorite seven Grace & Truth Posts from 2019. Is your favorite on our list? We hope you enjoy our 2019 Grace & Truth Round Up!…

December 27, 2019
Grace & Truth

Grace & Truth To Turn Holiday Stress Into Christmas Worship

Do the demands of this season feel more like an invitation to stress than an invitation to worship? Stacey Pardoe felt anxious until she remembered that “Advent is a season of fixing our eyes on the coming Christ.” …

December 13, 2019
A Grace & Truth Link Up with 3 Reasons to Praise God When You Don't Feel Like It

Grace & Truth For When You’d Rather Be Mad

As Christians, we don't always feel grateful. Sometimes we're just mad and we don't feel like praising God. So what's an angry Christian to do? Join Valerie in a Grace & Truth Link Up to find out. …

December 6, 2019
Christmas Anxiety

3 Ways To Relieve Christmas Anxiety

Christmas anxiety... it's a thing. And it's not a fun thing. Valerie knows because she experiences it first hand. She shares more in this post...…

December 4, 2019
Grace and Truth: A weekly Christian link-up

Let’s Be Honest About Our Prayer Life…

Valerie Riese is getting honest about her prayer life in this post on Candidly Christian. Join her and other bloggers for our weekly Grace & Truth Link-Up.…

November 8, 2019
7 practical ideas for praise and worship even when you're busy

Practical Praise And Worship With The Grace & Truth Link Up

I’m excited about today’s featured Grace & Truth post for three reasons: it’s about one of my favorite topics, it’s practical, and it brought back a precious childhood memory I can’t wait to share.  First, one of the most poignant things God taught me through breast…

October 25, 2019
Grace and Truth a weekly Christian link-up

Grace & Truth: A Weekly Link-Up For Christian Bloggers

Before we get into today’s Grace & Truth featured post, I have a special announcement. I’ve written a few Grace & Truth introductions in the past two months to help out. I’ve truly enjoyed the privilege and Heather appreciates the help, so now we…

October 11, 2019
Grace and Truth, a weekly Christian link-up

What I Learned From Rebecca Hastings

Have you met Rebecca Hastings? Valerie met her through the Grace and Truth link-up earlier this year, and the experience changed her life.…

September 6, 2019
Grace and Truth

Grace & Truth for When You’re Overwhelmed

This year has been exhausting for me. Last year ended with a sudden death in the family right before Christmas and January came with a breast cancer diagnosis. I pushed through, waiting for treatment to end so I could rest and enjoy the summer. …

August 23, 2019

Chronic Pain, Back To School, And Our Grace & Truth Link Up

For this week’s Grace & Truth post, I’m passing the reins over to my friend and fellow Candid Gal, Valerie Riese. I’m still down with a massive migraine, and she graciously offered to step in for me. ~ Heather…

August 16, 2019
Clinging to God's promises when you wake up in the wilderness

When You Wake Up In The Wilderness

Clinging to God’s promises when you wake up in the wilderness with Valerie Riese. As I woke up and my mind began to orientate to a new day, reality hit like a sucker punch. I’m walking  through the wilderness called “cancer”, and for the…

June 5, 2019