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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 faithbarista.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

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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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The beauty of the faith journey isn't measured by how far you’ve walked on the journey of life; it lies in Who you’ve been walking with.

Why Your Best Days Are Ahead of You

By On July 16, 2015

When we’re tempted to look back and think our best days are behind us, God knows better. Every once in a while, I like to clean out my closets and drawers. Like… Read More

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Our something better isn't a plan. Our something better is a Person.

Face What You Fear To Live A Significant Life

By On July 9, 2015

What does it mean to have faith?  God values faith in ways we least expect. I never used to be afraid. I was all faith. Or so I thought. I had enough… Read More

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How Ordinary You Holds Extraordinary Value

By On July 2, 2015

Faith isn’t faith until Jesus is all you’re holding onto. I didn’t think I had much left. I was past my prime. I’m not talking about my age. I’m speaking in Marlon… Read More

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The truth is, everyone longs to be beloved.

Giving Moms Permission To Rest (A Special Podcast with Kat Lee Inspired to Action)

By On June 25, 2015

Rest. It’s not something moms often give themselves permission to enjoy. But, making room for rest and prioritizing nurturing my heart hasn’t just changed my relationship with God.  It’s completely remade me… Read More

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Finding Spiritual Whitespace by Bonnie Gray

Healing When You Carry Your Father’s Wounds

By On June 21, 2015

Some of us grow up — or end up — soaking up the wounds of those we love.   We may have found the inner strength in those moments to carry ourselves through. … Read More

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