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Life is a journey and Bonnie Gray, author & speaker, has a way of sparking soul-to-soul conversations and stories to caffeinate a life of faith. A podcast for people who care about nurturing the soul, exploring creativity, being real and experiencing faith rather than simply talking about it. Brewing encouragement for your soul and your journey.

Coffee Break For Your Soul with Bonnie Gray Bonnie Gray

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Life is a journey and Bonnie Gray, author & speaker, has a way of sparking soul-to-soul conversations and stories to caffeinate a life of faith. A podcast for people who care about nurturing the soul, exploring creativity, being real and experiencing faith rather than simply talking about it. Brewing encouragement for your soul and your journey.

    12. Lift the Burden of Anxiety and Busy (Guest: Holley Gerth)

    12. Lift the Burden of Anxiety and Busy (Guest: Holley Gerth)

    We experience anxiety because life gets stressful, but we can create space to let God touch us and refill us, so we can feel His peace. Having space for you to be you is important to God and to your wellbeing.Podcast Guest: Holley Gerth, author of Cheering You On: 50 Reasons Why Anything is Possible with God shares how words can transform us and empower us in our times of anxiety. "God gets to tell me who I am, not any struggle that I go through in life."Scripture: “Come to me all who are weary and burdened…I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28Soul Care Tip & Scientific Research: Take a 10-minute walk. Learn the benefits of a walk in nature.Links + Resources from This Episode:Scientists discover the best way to boost your mood is a 10-minute walk in nature.  - For links to this study & more, sign up for Bonnie’s Newsletter.Book Giveaway: Win a copy of Holley's new book, Be Courageous: Write in a Way That Scares You a Little.. Enter giveaway here.Holley's Writing Course: Be a Kick-Butt Writer by Friday. Learn more here. Grab a copy of Bonnie’s book Whispers of Rest for more encouragement.Sign up for Bonnie’s Weekly Wellness Beloved Newsletter for more soul care tips here.Find Bonnie on {Instagram}, {Facebook} at @thebonniegray & {thebonniegray.com} 

    • 29 min
    11. Stress Less Soul Care Series: Live a More Peaceful, Beautiful Life (Guest: Kathi Lipp)

    11. Stress Less Soul Care Series: Live a More Peaceful, Beautiful Life (Guest: Kathi Lipp)

    Bonnie kicks off a new soul care series to help you stress less + take small steps to live a more peaceful and beautiful life as God's beloved. Bonnie shares how how + why your body reacts to stress, and how you can use moments of stress to let God love you and do something loving/nurturing for yourself, instead being hard on yourself.Podcast Guest: Kathi Lipp, author of Ready for Anything shares how to trust God one step a time to be prepared for times of crisis.Soul Care Tip & Scientific Research: I share the benefits of journaling 10 minutes a day and how it restores calm to your soul.Links + Resources from This Episode:Research shows journaling for just 10 minutes increases happiness.* For links to this study & more, sign up for Bonnie's Newsletter here.Book Giveaway! Win a copy of Kathi Lipp's book Ready for Anything: Preparing Your Heart and Home for Any Crisis. Enter giveaway here.PreOrder Free Resources: Cooking in Crisis Meal Plan, 5-day Family Curriculum, Kickstart to Clutter Free-eCourse. Go here. Grab a copy of Bonnie’s book Whispers of Rest for more encouragement.Sign up for Bonnie’s Weekly Wellness Beloved Newsletter for more soul care tips here.Find Bonnie on {Instagram}, {Facebook} at @thebonniegray & {thebonniegray.com}

    • 29 min
    10. Letting Go of Control (Guest: Jennifer Dukes Lee)

    10. Letting Go of Control (Guest: Jennifer Dukes Lee)

    Do you ever say, "I'm fine," but your body says, "I'm stressed!"? We all want to feel our best, at peace, but do you find you're busy, gripped by stress? Give yourself permission to invest in your heart by letting go of what God never meant you to carry. Grab a cup of coffee as I chat with my friend Jennifer Dukes Lee, author of "It's All Under Control", about the importance of learning how to breathe again, in our heart and our schedules. TOIPCS I talk about with guest: Jennifer Dukes Lee: ✨ Getting off the battlefield of busy to feel your feelings & shed insecurities ✨ How to break overthinking about worries & be more present ✨ Letting go of what stresses you out & hanging onto what helps you shine ✨ Learn the freeing practice of: Do, Delegate, Dismiss to de-stress ✨What is the “Exhale of God” - and how it helps us to feel peace! 🌻Scientific Research on the calming effects of breathing, taking breaks, photography and sharing what stresses you. + more This podcast is inspired by the encouragement in my bestselling book "Whispers of Rest" and Jennifer Duke Lee's book "It's All Under Control". Get a copy and find your spark again!

    • 33 min
    09. Confide. The Gift of Vulnerability (Guest: Tasha M Scott)

    09. Confide. The Gift of Vulnerability (Guest: Tasha M Scott)

    C.S. Lewis said, "To love is to be vulnerable.", but how do you create vulnerability and how do you create space in your schedule and in your relationships with friends and with God – so that you can not only love, but feel loved and be loved? So you can experience intimacy with God and in our relationships? 🙌🏻TOPICS on Soul Care I talk about with guest Tasha MacDonald Scott: * How to stop hiding by being a people-pleaser and find your true voice * The power of experiencing God's peace through raw conversations and being honest * Overcoming the stress of hiding & carrying worries on your own * What to do when you have an Identity crisis and how to find your voice again *How do you find healthy friendships and how do you know who is safe to confide in? * How to confide in God in an intimate way, so you feel close to Him. * How to heal from hurt when "friends" have left you or judged you when you needed it the most. * The scientific research on the powerful benefits of being vulnerable, taking a walk out in nature to lowers anxiety and depression + MORE This podcast is inspired by the encouragement and soul care in my bestselling book "Whispers of Rest". Get a copy and find your spark again!

    • 33 min
    08. Yes. Letting Go of Anxiety. Step Into Your Passion. (Guest: Bethany Beck)

    08. Yes. Letting Go of Anxiety. Step Into Your Passion. (Guest: Bethany Beck)

    As you see what others have to offer, you may feel tempted to put your hopes and dreams back in your pocket – and close the door to who you really are. Don't listen to those critical voices. Listen to what Jesus has to whisper to your heart. How do you stay inspired when you feel paralyzed by anxiety and afraid of the unknowns? If you have a passion you care so much about, you'll love this episode! 🙌🏻Soul Care Tips I talk about with guest Bethany Beck: * How to step over "Who am I?" discouragement and fear, so you can let go of what's safe and step out with who God's inspired you to be & do * Dealing with numbness, when your heart feels frozen, and not letting it stop you from coming alive in your passion * How to spark your heart to come back alive. Soul care tips to return to a bubble of innocence & inspiration * Inspiration Squelchers! Letting yourself be known and loved by God, instead of overrun by duty and hiding * How to stay inspired even when you feel anxiety, feelings of depressed or discouraged. * The importance of making space for your heart's emotions without feeling overwhelmed by hard things. * The scientific research on the powerful benefits on naming negative emotions, importance of making time for each other.
, journaling + MORE Get a copy of my bestselling book Whispers of Rest, to soak in all the goodness!

    • 33 min
    07. You're Worth Taking Care Of (Soul Care Guest: Amanda Bauer)

    07. You're Worth Taking Care Of (Soul Care Guest: Amanda Bauer)

    As women, we all need permission to fill our tanks and prioritize our wellbeing, right? Learn how to combat the stress of constantly comparing yourself to who you wish you were or what others want you to be. Take better care of yourself, so you can find your spark again with God!☕️Learn practical soul care tips for the week & get inspired with God's Word! Take a #coffeebreakforyoursoul with me & my friend Amanda Bauer! I'm so excited 'cuz good convo is soul goodness! .
🙌🏻TOPICS Amanda & I talk about:• 🙅🏻break the cycle of overthinking & do what inspires you • how to  stop comparing yourself & start taking better care of you• 🌱why real life conversations are powerful and how they heal you • 🍫why how you feel is important and how to lift your mood.Soulcare Tips for the week: scientific research on the power of flowers, real conversations and sharing emotions + more! .🤓I also give an update on what I learned this week as the beloved. Inspired by my book Whispers of Rest. Pick up a copy! Follow me @thebonniegray on IG, FB, or Youtube – it'll be fun to know you!

    • 33 min

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

BucFan4055 ,

So encouraging!

Bonnie Gray consistently encourages me. I have read both of her books, participated in her 40 days of Rest book club, and I follow her on Facebook/Instagram. Call me a groupie, but to be encouraged by soulful authenticity is exactly what I need in this season of my life. I highly recommend!!

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