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Bonnie Gray

Critical Voices? Let Go of Your Plan and Hold Onto Something More Beautiful: God’s Loving Hand

By On February 6, 2018

When I drew some simple flowers one morning and I wanted to share it with my friends online in my Whispers of Rest Book Club, a critical voice said,”This is child’s play. Please… Read More


How You Can Detox From Stress and Refresh Your Soul With God’s Love and Peace

By On January 20, 2018

Dear friend, even though the year is new, I’ve learned that if I’m not intentional, all the noise around me crowds my heart. I’m functioning, getting things done, but my soul needs… Read More

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How to Choose Joy When Joy Seems Easy for Others But Hard for You

By On January 9, 2018

Dear God, Why does joy seem so easy for others, but so hard for me? Then God whispered . . . let me tell you a story Of how joy is meant for you too,… Read More

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Love Has Come Down: Merry Christmas, Sweet Kindreds!

By On December 25, 2017

When you come to a fork in the road, Jesus whispers, “Don’t worry for tomorrow. Let me love you today. Look at my hand holding yours. I’ll walk with you ahead.” This… Read More


Do You Find It Hard to Choose Joy or Make Time to Explore What Gives You Joy? Advent Joy #CoffeeBreakForYourSoul

By On December 18, 2017

Maya Angelou said, “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer; it sings because it has a song.” What is the new song of God wants to you sing? Could joy… Read More


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

By On December 12, 2017

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… Read More


When I Was Struggling With Panic Attacks: What I Learned

By On December 6, 2017

“When God is going to do something wonderful, He always starts with a hardship; when God is going to do something amazing, He starts with an impossibility.” Anne Lamott I love this… Read More


Advent Spark Hope: Sing Your Song Instead of Letting Stress Steal Your Spark (Guest Kristen Welch) #CoffeeBreakForYourSoul

By On December 4, 2017

Billie Holiday said, “If I’m going to sing like someone else, then I don’t need to sing at all.” Mary, after news of Jesus’ birth, broke into song too! “He has put… Read More


#CoffeeBreakForYourSoul What Makes You Come Alive? Let’s Celebrate Advent

By On November 28, 2017

How are you doing? I’ve missed you, friend. Don’t just be busy for Christmas this year. It’s too beautiful to miss. Let’s hear God’s Whispers of Christmas! I’ve been asking God what He… Read More


What A Vet Taught Me About My Personal Battles (10 Lessons From Vietnam)

By On November 10, 2017

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” ~ Plato Maybe it’s because I grew up in Silicon Valley surrounded by engineers. For whatever reason, I had never met… Read More


Five Simple Breath Prayers to Spark Thanksgiving Joy in Your Soul

By On November 5, 2017

  Although November is about giving thanks, we also begin navigating the holidays – and having to remember the people, places, and stories that are difficult or wounding. God knows your longings… Read More

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Being Worried or Depressed Doesn’t Mean Your Faith Is Flawed

By On October 6, 2017

When I woke to the news of the shooting that happened in Las Vegas, I thought of the first responders. I thought of all the people who stayed by the side of… Read More

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