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Write Intentionally with Jesus — with Your Whole Heart

“Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the Lord loves rests between his shoulders.” Deut33:12

Take the challenge to write as the Beloved — in community.

Writing from the heart is powerful. When we intentionally write with our hearts, we invite Jesus to meet with us — in the intimacy of our journey.

Writing, we become the Beloved.  His Beloved.

Research shows 15-20 minutes of expressive writing just three or four times in the course of four months makes a difference in emotional and physical well-being (improving mood, lowering stress levels and depressive symptoms).

Writing is also a deeply spiritual act of faith.

Because we were all made to be known.  Let’s explore topics of faith together.

Share your voice. Click on the latest Thursday post below to receive this week’s writing prompt.

Other Prompts: 

– moments of beauty and rest
– feeding your soul
– your alone time with God

Or choose your own open writing prompt.  Be you.

Here’s How It Works

Brew up a post. Swap some stories. 

Beloved Brews Linkup

Welcome to our Beloved Brews weekly link-up! You’re a kindred spirit, so I’m asking you to pour out a little love with your words every Thursday {link-up at the end of the blog post}. Simply write a blog post from your heart about what God’s sharing with you and then share it here. Don’t have a blog? You can write a comment. If you’re reading this by email,  go to thebonniegray.com to read the comments & share your voice too.

Important! Please use the Beloved Brews button in your blog post so others can easily join in with us {use this html code above}. And when you link up your post, take a moment to leave an encouraging comment on the one that’s linked up just before yours. Thanks, sweet kindreds!

** Share the moments that touch your heart with God’s beauty and rest.  Use the hashtag #spiritualwhitespace on Twitter/Instagram.

It’ll be fun to see your spiritual whitespace moments!

May the writing prompt bring you to a quiet place inside your soul and spark a soul conversation to share with us in community.

mosaic sources: kristyns / caffinegalore.com / elisanuzzo / honeyandjam / dineanddish

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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5 Ways to Pray When You’re Too Stressed to Know How

By On August 4, 2017

I didn’t know that I was hiding. I’ve always been good at praying. Or so I thought. My daddy left when I was seven. I’ve always looked to God as my Father, my… Read More

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Why We Need Courage to Choose Joy & Why I Must Write To You Today #OneWordAdvent

By On December 17, 2015

It’s been hard for me to choose joy.  That’s because choosing joy isn’t really about what I want to do. Choosing joy is about choosing who I really want to be. And… Read More

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Savor God’s Whispers of Perfect Peace #OneWordAdvent

By On December 10, 2015

(my images are goodies for you to share and pin. soul goodness among kindreds) Peace is hard to come by.  Peace was a quiet quality that I’ve always longed for as a little… Read More

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Hope For The Dreams We Let Slip Through Our Fingers #OneWordAdvent

By On December 3, 2015

When I was little, I loved looking at the rain. I’d watch the raindrops scoot their way down the side car window as I leaned in close, my breath warming the glass pane. If… Read More

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Four Movements To Be Yourself and Be At Rest

By On August 13, 2015

I stood there. The door had slammed in front of me. It didn’t matter what I said or what I did. What mattered was that she was mad. I would have to… Read More

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Each of us is created with beauty in mind, to reflect God's artistic imprint.

Why It’s Good to Waste Some Time To Feed Your Soul

By On August 6, 2015

It was our second playdate. Technically, it was my four-year-old son CJ’s playdate.  I was there visiting with his mom at the breakfast table, sipping water. I had just met my mommy… Read More

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Joy may feel risky but joy is God-centered.

Is Your Joy Safe? 3 Misconceptions about Joy

By On July 30, 2015

We all long to experience joy. Do we opt for safe joy when Jesus offers full joy? When I was a little girl, I didn’t wear that many dresses. On the occasions… Read More

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The spiritual gift of encouragement is no lesser just because it is hidden.

Feeling Invisible? Let Encouragement In

By On July 23, 2015

One time, when I was little, I played a game. Grandparents, aunts and uncles were all visiting that weekend. The house was packed. I don’t know why I came up with the… Read More

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Because some days you need a double shot of faith