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21 Days of Rest Challenge {Finding Spiritual Whitespace}

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This book is for you. Uncover your story. Take the journey to rest in my memoir-driven guidebook “Finding Spiritual Whitespace”.

To celebrate the release of my new memoir-driven guidebook Finding Spiritual Whitespace: Awakening Your Soul To Rest, I’m launching a special June Blog Tour Series called 21 Days of Rest: Finding Spiritual Whitespace.

I’ll be serving up daily Whitespace Prompts to inspire you on the journey to find rest –

to slow down and breathe,  

to feed your soul,

to make room for you, for beauty, for God and rest.

Let’s explore what rest looks like in your life.  Let’s be kindreds.

God after all is an Artist. And we are his works of art.

Be sure to visit the blog FaithBarista.com during June 1 – June 21 for 21 Days of Rest.

Pull up a chair. You’ll find a quiet space here for you and me.

 “For we are God’s poeima (the Greek word from which we derive the word “poem”) prepared beforehand…” Eph. 2:10

“Come to me, all those who are weary laden and I will give you rest.”  Matt. 11:28

 

Painting God's love notes. Officers in the Warriors Transition Battalion uncover their souls & stories. {Spiritual Whitespace Retreat, Nashville, TN}

Me & the Military: It Changed Me (Day 21 — 21 Days of Rest)

By On September 10, 2014

Something in me changed. In a big way. It happened so unexpectedly.  It happened in Nashville, a city I’ve never been before. It happened before I had my first taste of cheesy grits,… Read More

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9 Ways to Rekindle the Soul of Your Family

By On September 4, 2014

School has started and parents have been deployed into the battlefield of life. Like the gunshot fired at the start of a runner’s sprint, after-school fall activities have begun: soccer practice, music… Read More

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hand-lettered art by @emdashpaperco via Instagram

Sparkle Again: When The Stars Fall Down

By On September 1, 2014

I have been hungry for a long time. Soul hungry. I’ve longed for the cool mist of light spring rain, but I’ve been wandering in the desert. The desert of my soul.… Read More

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Replenishing my soul one morning after a weekend pouring out. a quiet hike w/a friend. {sunshine kissing the space btwn translucent skin of seeds}

find me in the quiet places: a little big change (Day 20) 21 Days of Rest

By On August 28, 2014

{thank you for your sweet words of encouragement for my time with the Military to meet with the Wounded Warriors Battalion from Fort Campbell, KY this weekend.  i truly felt your prayers for… Read More

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Me & the Military? The Scariest Thing (Day 19) 21 Days of Rest

By On August 21, 2014

I didn’t want to tell my story. I didn’t want to write that book. Not the one about my pain.  Not the one about my childhood. What use is it to go back… Read More

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nanu... nanu {the younger me. third grade}

To Robin Williams: What I Know Now (A Letter To My Younger Self) (Day 18)

By On August 12, 2014

When I heard of Robin Williams’ suicide and death yesterday, I was crushed with heartbreak.  I wanted to cry. Robin Williams made me laugh during a time in my life when my parents divorced.  When… Read More

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What Does It Mean To Really Forgive? (Day 17) 21 Days of Rest

By On July 31, 2014

Are you still in contact with your mom?  What about your father? I never know what the person who’s asking thinks about my answer.  It ties my stomach up in knots and… Read More

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Letter from Home: Follow Your Heart (Day 15) (Custom Portrait Watercolor Painting Giveaway)

By On July 24, 2014

Dear Heart, I know I’ve been so quiet these past two weeks.  I’m not quite sure why it is I’ve felt so unable to speak, when all of life is swirling around… Read More

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Ann Voskamp, me, and the ocean. {photo by Emily Freeman}

On the Porch At Ann Voskamp’s: The Pink Outfit (Day 14) 21 Days of Rest

By On July 11, 2014

Although we met online years earlier, I first met Ann Voskamp in real life three years ago — walking along a beach, against the soft brush of waves upon smooth sand. I was… Read More

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unplugging returns us to our childhood self. at rest. present. fully alive. {eric & i broke out our Calvin & Hobbes comics to share them with Josh (middle), Caleb (left) & friend Tyler.} #soulgoodness

Dare to Unplug & Go Off the Grid: Five Ways (Day 14) 21 Days of Rest

By On July 10, 2014

So, I just came back from a week of being unplugged-off-the-grid on vacation in San Diego last week. I was unpacking (a week is a long time with two boys and a hubby) and… Read More

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Move Beyond Surviving to Rejuvenating Rest {Book Giveaway} (Day 13) 21 Days of Rest

By On July 7, 2014

How many of us find ourselves running on empty with no time for rest, no time for ourselves, no time for God? I know what that’s like. I’m good at surviving —… Read More

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Finding Rest In a World Of Go: Podcast with Kathi Lipp (Day 11) 21 Days of Rest: Finding Spiritual Whitespace

By On June 24, 2014

I first met Kathi Lipp four years ago for a cup of coffee, when I was first began thinking about writing a book proposal. Kathi is popular speaker and author of a new book… Read More

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Because some days you need a double shot of faith