Have you been hard on yourself lately? Take a breath and exhale into the loving arms of Jesus, who is tenderly holding you up gently.
Don’t be hard on yourself. Be gentle. God’s love is gentle. “Your right hand upholds me; And your gentleness makes me great.” Ps.18:35
If I could share one secret to with you today about myself, it would be this whisper — be gentle with yourself — it’s a phrase I’ve been resting and breathing into, as a new way living as God’s beloved, on my journey to find my spark, refresh my soul, and detox from stress & anxiety.
Can you see His love for you – maybe in the soft rain that falls or the snow that blankets the ground? Or is God touching you through a song or maybe it’s a quiet moment as you lay on your bed or pause to make some tea?
Jesus whispers, It’s okay. I’ve got you. I’m gonna love you. And I understand you. I will take care of you. See the gentle love in His eyes for you. You are the beloved.
Because the secret is, growing up the oldest in a single-parent family, I’m much better at being obedient getting things done, taking care of others — pushing myself hard — rather than taking care of myself and being vulnerable about my needs & desires. And I find it easier to push myself rather than to say, I don’t want to do it all. I can rest.
Maybe like me, you feel this way at times too?
But God’s love sees deeper. God sees you. He understands you. He not only knows the way ahead. He knows your way. And He’ll never forget what you’ve put you to the side, even if others don’t notice: your heart.
How you feel is important to God. I’ve been on a beautiful journey to set my heart free to relax into God’s love since my journey of healing from anxiety and choose what makes my heart come alive with joy, beauty & peace instead. It means no more hiding my heart., but it is so worth it.
It might seem easier to be hard on yourself, but you are worth loving. God whispers, I see you. I love you. You’re my beloved.
Next Wednesday on March 6th, it will be Lent. I’d love to guide you to let God love you more – to open your heart to God’s gentle love. During the 6 weeks of Lent by doing a special weekly blog series: Whispers of Rest Soul Care Lent.
So get a copy of Whispers of Rest, if you don’t have a copy yet! (click here to read what sweet readers have shared about it!) Beautiful friend, I want to help you refresh your soul, experience God’s peace in an intimate way during Lent – and take better care of you!
(photo shared by reader Raising Arrows Handmade who had a turning point in her life reading Whispers of Rest, inspiring her art!)
Experience God’s love during Lent by reading Whispers of Rest. Read along as I do a special Whispers of Rest Lent Series!
“See, I am doing something new. Now it springs forth. Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness. Rivers in the desert.” Is. 43:19
Take a moment to pause and rest in God’s tender love for you. He is making a way for you. With you. In you.
In Whispers of Rest, I share the loving Scriptures, soul care tips and simple practices I used to nurture and heal my heart of stress and anxiety, so I could hear God’s loving voice restore peace and spark joy in my heart again! And it will do the same for you!
This isn’t just a book. I have personally every practice and tip in these pages in my real life, as I searched the Scriptures and found the scientific research behind the soul care and self care tips. God used it all to help me find my spark of joy again. That’s why I’m so passionate to share it with you!
And since Lent is 40days, Whispers of Rest is the perfect way to guide you to really experience SPRING in your heart! So get a copy here and get ready to be encouraged!\
God is making something new and beautiful in you today too, friend! This something new isn’t a plan or a goal. This something new is God love coming alive in *you*.
This desire for God’s love became my silent prayer. May it touch yours too!
Do you know a friend who would love some rest and refreshment? Pass this email onto her and you can read Whispers of Rest together!
Reminder, friends! This is the last weekend to sign up for FREE Online Flourish Writers Conference! Register Today. I’m leading 2 workshops, with 2 free resources.
Dear friend, free registration ends on this Tuesday 3/5! And you get over $350 worth of freebies. You can watch all the videos until March 12th. So, don’t wait, before your forget! 🙂 I don’t want you to miss it. It’s pretty incredible the conference is free! I know it feels scary. But, I’m there to help encourage you!
I want to help you write the story God put inside you! I will share how I overcame critical thoughts and writer’s block to publish two books (Finding Spiritual Whitespace and Whispers of Rest) while I was still experiencing anxiety & panic attacks from childhood wounds. What I have to share will encourage & help you write your story!
Click here to join a FREE Online Writers Conference where I’m speaking about writing your God-story. Register to watch – starting today! Watch the videos anytime. Learn from 24 speakers. All free. Just register and you’ll get access. Tell a friend and enjoy!
I will share my tips and insights on how-to get unstuck, so you can write all God’s put on your heart. So, if you ever wondered why God put a love of words on your heart. The reason is because God made you a writer. It’s who you are.
I’m so excited to offer two free resources you can download when you watch my two workshops during the conference :
Do you know a friend who would enjoy this free writer’s conference? Please share this email with them! Whether you’re a new time author or experienced writer, you’ll enjoy this conference. Nurture who God created you to be. See you there, friend!
SIGN UP: Click here to join a FREE Online Writers Conference where I’m speaking about writing your God-story. Register to watch – starting today! Watch the videos anytime. Learn from 24 speakers. All free. Just register and you’ll get access.