Rest. It’s not something moms often give themselves permission to enjoy. Today we are chatting with Bonnie Gray about our need for and the impact of rest on our lives.


Join us as we talk about:

  • What is spiritual whitespace and why do we need it?
  • Why it’s ok to rest and create margin in our lives
  • The power of seeing our lives and our families as art and not a to do list

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Quick Links

1. Faith Barista – Bonnie’s Blog
2. Finding Spiritual Whitespace – Amazon
3. Love the song in the outro? It’s called God Day. It’s by Jen Stanbro and you can get it on iTunes by clicking here and check out Jen’s site by clicking here.

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  • Avatar Joyce says:

    So good!! Just what I needed to hear today.

  • Avatar Becca Besaw says:

    Wow! Already, just with that one little phrase of viewing our children as “works of art”, this has transformed my attitude about bedtime routines and correcting them for bad attitudes. It’s not about having “good” kids, it’s molding them to be their full potential for the glory of God and I get to be a part of that!!!

  • Avatar Kristen says:

    Kat, I really loved this podcast! I enjoy all of your podcasts, but this one really spoke to my heart today. Thanks to Bonnie for sharing her heart and Kat for asking some really great questions. Thank you ladies for allowing the Lord to use you!

  • Avatar Steph says:

    Just listened to this, after a weekend of receiving three fill-in-the-blank Mother’s Day school papers. “My mom likes to relax by ______.” So it was interesting, then, to think about how my children’s answers might be more spot-on if I was myself more attune to my own need for rest and my own personal design for such rest, and they saw me living that out. So much to think about. Thank you!

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