Finding Identity in a Culture of Loneliness, with Bonnie Gray
Brokenness made beautiful, and what it really means to belong.
Growing up as an American-Chinese daughter of a mail-order bride and a busboy working in San Francisco’s Chinatown, Bonnie Gray has a story that will capture your attention and win your heart. In her Memoir, Sweet Like Jasmine, Bonnie shares her grown-up journey of revisiting her childhood memories, uncovering family secrets, and witnessing brokenness made beautiful. (She’s such a good writer!) In today’s interview, Bonnie and I talk about her amazing story, how she has shared the hard parts of her past with her sons, and how finding our identity in Christ is the key to peace and belonging for all of us.
Bonnie is so much fun to talk to, and I appreciate her honesty, vulnerability, and strength. Bonnie’s story is unique, but it is also our story! One of loneliness, longing for love, and ultimately finding the greatest love and security only in a relationship with God. I am so excited to share this interview with you!
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Fun news! We’re SO excited to announce this year’s Perfectly Imperfect Digital Event, taking place April 8. I’ll be in the lineup of speakers, with no-big-deal names (😉) like Bob Goff, Paul David Tripp, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Amanda Bible Williams, and many more…(check out the home page for more!)
This year’s event is called Parent with Purpose and you can get early-bird ticket pricing until March 16. So please grab your ticket soon! (early bird pricing
(I highly recommend checking out the Surprise BOX ticket here!!)
As parents, it’s so easy to feel overwhelmed by the day-to-day demands of raising kids. It’s easy to let the days fly by and forget our deepest purpose in parenting. We have a HUGE calling to raise kids that know and love Jesus… but let’s be honest, life is busy.
What if there was a way to parent with purpose in the midst of the carpools and never-ending to-do lists?
This is why we’re pulling together the best of the best to speak into specific ways to parent with purpose. We’re covering topics like…
Living undistracted (with Bob Goff)
Parenting through grief, loss, and suffering
Parenting as an act of worship
Processing emotional and mental health
How prayer can change your family
me…talking about 3 top tips for raising KIDS OF CHARACTER! 🥰
So please grab your early-bird ticket for the Parent with Purpose Digital Event soon. The event will be 100% digital, and the content will be available until December 31, 2022.
You read that right! You will have access ALLLLLLLL year. 9 months to watch and re-watch these sessions. INCREDIBLE!!
More about Bonnie:
Bonnie Gray is the author of Whispers of Rest, Finding Spiritual Whitespace and Sweet Like Jasmine. An inspirational speaker and podcast host of Breathe: The Stress Less Podcast, Bonnie touches thousands of lives using storytelling, soul care, and prayer. Bonnie’s global following of readers come to her for inspiring Christian content in her authentic, unique voice. Her writing has been published and syndicated across a broad online audience. Bonnie lives in California with her husband and two sons.
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My book, BOY MOM, was released in August of 2019 (Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers) and is full of practical advice and helpful resources for raising boys. It’s great for personal reading, or to use as a study for small groups!
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