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Bonnie Gray

How to Pray When It’s Hard to Hear God

By On July 1, 2018

I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer. Psalm 17:6 (NIV) The question popped out of the blue as I… Read More

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My Mother Was a Mail-Order Bride: A Journey to Find Beauty and Joy

By On May 21, 2018

Hear 4 Reasons Why It is Important to Give Yourself Grace… Read More

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Be Very Gentle With Yourself: Three Whispers of God’s Love for Moms

By On May 15, 2018

I had a difficult childhood growing up. I didn’t have a mother I felt safe with emotionally. I didn’t grow up hearing words of approval and grace but criticism and guilt. Growing… Read More

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Why Women Are Stressed Out Heroes & How To Find Your Spark Again

By On March 31, 2018

I was good at taking care of others and getting things done. But, I wasn’t good at nurturing my own heart or taking care of my well-being. So I became overwhelmed with… Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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