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Breathe: The Stress Less Podcast

with Bonnie Gray

S2 E20: Renew Your First Love with God When Faith Feels Stale

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Bonnie guides you to refill your soul with agape love – God’s unconditional love for you. When stress overwhelms our emotions and body, we feel alone and discouraged.
Bonnie discusses how restoring an emotionally deeper, loving relationship with God will help relieve stress and anxiety. Learn a meditation practice to improve your spiritual health, to feel God's loving presence and feel His nearness. Bonnie will share a simple practice that will help de-stress and bring God's comfort and love to your heart.

Scripture: “You walked away from your first love… recover your dear early love.” Rev. 2:4-5

Soul Care Tip: Buy yourself flowers this week. Buy Flowers for Yourself. Place them where you can enjoy them. May the flowers remind you how valuable you are to Jesus.
Scientific Research: Behavioral research at Rutgers University found that simply looking at flowers improves emotional health. The presence of flowers triggered happy emotions.

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For more encouragement, order Bonnie’s book Sweet Like Jasmine: Finding Identity in a Culture of Loneliness: https://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Like-Jasmine-Identity-Loneliness/dp/0736983422

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February 28, 2022
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Bonnie Gray is the author of Finding Spiritual Whitespace and Whispers of Rest. An inspirational speaker and retreat leader, she has touched thousands of lives through storytelling, visual arts, nature, prayer and meditation. Bonnie’s writing is featured at Relevant Magazine, (in)courage, and Christianity Today. She lives in California with her husband and their two sons.
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