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Advent: Letting Go of Your Grip To Blossom With God’s Peace (Guest Emily Freeman) #CoffeeBreakForYourSoul

By December 12, 2017 Leave a Comment

Author Henri Nouwen shares “Many voices ask for our attention. There is a voice that says, ‘Prove that you are a good person.’ …’Nobody really cares about you,’ and one that says, ‘Be sure to become successful, popular, and powerful.’ But underneath all these often very noisy voices is a still, small voice that says, ‘You are my Beloved. My favor rests on you.’ That’s what prayer is. It is listening to the voice that calls us ‘my Beloved’.”

God himself tells usYou will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3

But, what is perfect peace and how can we experience it – especially when we feel troubled?  

Today’s Advent Podcast – Spark Peace, Letting Go of Your Grip to Blossom With God’s Peace – explores this question. (Email subscribers: click here to listen)

Today’s Podcast features an Audio Devotional and talk with bestselling author Emily Freeman (“Simply Tuesday: Small-Moment Living in a Fast-Moving World“) to inspire your soul.

TOPICS include:

  • What is the Anxiety of Avoidance & How to Overcome It
  • Small Moment Living: Be kinder with yourself
  • Overcome the fear of being left behind
  • Pay attention to God in an ordinary day
  • The Power of Making Soup to Free Your Soul
  • Taking Breaks When You Hit the Wall

Plus, I share what I learned this week to live & build the life of the beloved!

Listen to the Podcast Now

Click the Images above to listen to the podcast (Email subscribers: click here to listen)Olisten on iTunes Or  on Soundcloud!

Listen to a new podcast every week. I’ll take you on my personal journey to build a life of meaning as God’s beloved! Rather than disappearing for 2-3 years to live my life & write a book, I’m sharing what I learn, as the journey unfolds with you! Inspired by my 40day Devotional Whispers of Rest: Revitalizing Your Soul With God’s Love. 

Special Advent Series: Whispers of Christmas

I’m doing a Special 4-Week Advent Series Podcast: Whispers of Christmas! Get ready to truly experience Christmas in your soul, friend. Spread the word!

For More With Guest Emily Freeman

Emily on her blog and enjoy her book Simply Tuesday: Small-Moment Living in a Fast-Moving World.


A Prayer of Peace For Your Heart Today

Dear Jesus, 

May all the things that burden my friend
who is hear reading quietly
be lifted by your gentle touch of love.

Reassure her of your presence
and allow her to soften into your embrace.

Whisper to her just what she needs
in the moment, words just for her.

Remind her that you are always with her.
You’ll never leave her.
And may the peace of your gentleness
and faithfulness
draw her close to you.

So she can rest in your love for her today.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Help a Friend Feel Beloved

Spark joy as God’s beloved this Christmas!

Give God’s love & peace to our friends by gifting copies of Whispers of Rest.

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Beloved mugs, tote bags. Beautiful gifts to friends & family – so they’ll hear God whisper, “Beloved. Just rest.”

The #WhispersofRest FB Book Club community voted the winning Coffee Mug designs. Grateful for you, sweet kindreds! Which do you like? I’m gonna gift some to myself, too! lol  #MerryChristmas #excited

Special New Year #WhispersofRest Book Club
Begins January 22, 2018 #LightYourSpark

Due to popular request, I’m hosting the Whispers of Rest Book Club again beginning January 2018. Sign up here ==> WhispersofRest.com.

This will be a SPECIAL book club because you know I’m a retreat leader right? I’m planning to do some Whispers of Rest WORKSHOPS with you in Weekly FB Lives!

Plans are confirmed! Does that sound fun? Sign up here.  Invite your friends and do it together!


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