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Bonnie Gray is the author of Whispers of Rest and Finding Spiritual Whitespace, wife, and mom to two boys. An inspirational speaker featured by Relevant Magazine and Christianity Today, she’s guided thousands to detox stress and experience God’s love through soul care, encouragement, and prayer. She loves refreshing your soul...

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  1. Well Bonnie, you up and made me cry! I love where you write, “Just when I think it is too late — too much time and wanderings stretched between us — this Deeper Intuition invites me to receive.” I am on-my-knees thankful for His unlimited do-overs, His always taking us back, and His mercies new every morning.
    What a beautiful picture you paint of His grace. Thank you!

  2. Beautifully written Bonnie! I love what you shared about Thomas Kelly and his brilliant word, “stayedness!” We need that–we really do. His grace is an endless marvel!

  3. I do not ever recall having Isaiah 44.22 quoted during a sermon. Yet reading it here, seeing its written form, its simple beauty made my heart stop for a moment. I have typed it out and put it where I will see it often.
    Thank you for this wonderful moment of “reconnecting” which you facillitated for me.

  4. Excellent post, full of grace. I agree with Lynne above, Isaiah 44:22 in writing was also new to me and made my heart stop just the same. I just wanted to say what a blessing this site has been to me.

  5. This is going in my archive of posts I need to reread time and again. Oh how I need to remember more that my fellowship with God is so that I can soak up His grace and less about what I bring to the table. My word, if only I would remember daily that it is He who draws, He who cleanses, He who empowers, and it is I who receive. Thank you for the chance to remember.

  6. I’m so thankful I found a place where I can read my heart. Thanks so much Bonnie for putting into words just how I feel..tears well up in wonder and gratitude for how God works in the body of Christ. Some days I’m laughing and sitting in Gods lap and some days I’m hanging on by a thread. Had a few thread days lately and so glad God directed me here. Fellowship with other wonderful women of God is such a blessing.

  7. John Newton said it well when he wrote: “Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now am found, was blind, but now I see.”
    John Newton and I have a lot in common in that we were both miserable wretches until grace reached out and pulled us out of our depravity.

  8. What a great, great post, Bonnie! Thank you for your words. They so greatly touched my heart. I, like Corie above, am so grateful to have found you and Holley and (in)courage…all places “where I can read my heart”. 🙂 I especially was touched by, “We no longer need to draw near as a test of our faithfulness and devotion. This year, let us experience grace, by viewing each return
    as a testament to His faithfulness and devotion.” I never thought about it like that…and I LOVE that thought!

  9. @LarryWho: Can’t go wrong with Amazing Grace.
    @Kelly: He always surprises me, even though He never fails to do this.
    @Jill: It is a blessing how words create a space for each other. Thank you for yours.