Start with Peace {A Challenge for Your New Year}

I’m absolutely convinced that the only way to be victorious over the anxiety and stress this world naturally brings is to look with intention at the Word of God for a biblical definition of peace.

In 2023, I’m making a pledge to stop trying to stuff a worldly definition of peace into a biblical one. Instead, I want to allow what the Bible says about what peace truly is, and where mine comes from, to change the way I see the world.

Jesus warned in John 16:33 that His followers could expect to have trouble in this life. In other words, we have to stop being surprised when circumstances, relationships, and even our life’s mission doesn’t go the way we planned. Life is going to present us with challenges, disappointments, and even break our hearts at times, but the good news is that Jesus left us His peace. Not peace like the world gives. Peace that surpasses our ability to understand where it came from.

But what does that kind of peace look like? What does it feel like?

And how is a believer in Jesus supposed to access it “at all times in every way…” (2 Thessalonians 3:16)? Tune in to the podcast to learn more about our Million Praying Moms challenge for 2023…

Start with Peace

Join me, and the Million Praying Moms family, this January in a study that will help you get to the bottom of true, biblical peace.

Inside of Everyday Prayers for Peace, the devotional prayer journal we’ll be using for Start with Peace, I handpicked 30 truths from God’s Word about peace, and offered stories from my own life and deep dives into biblical context and story, punctuating each day with prayer as the means to fully integrate a biblical understanding of peace in our hearts. Each day’s devotion is quick enough to read over coffee in the morning, during naptime, in the carpool line, or just before bed…but they’re meaty enough to set a pattern for peace that will last a lifetime.

God can give you daily victory over stress and anxiety. But you have to choose it.

Start now by choosing to be a part of this movement toward a more peace-filled 2023.


  1. Purchase your copy of Everyday Prayers for Peace. It’s the main resource we’ll use as we go through Start with Peace, and offers 30 devotions + 30 daily prayer journaling pages designed to get you thinking and praying about what God is teaching you as you go. This prayer journal uses our well-loved Think, Pray, Praise method of daily prayer.
  2. Click here and fill out our brief proof of purchase form. Don’t forget this part as it’s the only way we have to get addresses and communicate with everyone to make sure you get all the details you need!
  3. Watch for an email right after New Years with more information! We start January 9, 2023!

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We’re so excited about the possible implications of this journey together, friends! I simply can’t think of a better way to start 2023 than with a group of friends who understand who are seeking the peace of God together! See you there!

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