White Space


For the last ten or so years, I have taken some time to stop and reflect on the previous months.

Below are a conglomeration of some of my favorite questions. This year, Scott and I decided to share them with you, praying that they’d stir you and encourage you to live deeply from the well of God’s grace.

They’re not questions prompting you to make new resolutions or asking you to pledge to try harder to change.

Relieved? (Me, too.)

Rather, they are invitations to stop.

When I was in college studying advertising, I learned about the crucial element of white space. The purpose behind the empty space surrounding text is to help the reader’s eye find a place to “rest.”

However, we’re often like ads runs amuck, our text spilling out to the very edges of the paper.

No wonder that kind of printing is called “full bleed.”

Would you consider building in 20-30 minutes of white space sometime in the next 7 days?

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Annual Questions

What 3 books from last year affected me the most?

In what current relationship(s) do I feel like the best version of myself?

What characteristic/attribute of God became more real to me this year?

What activities caused me to lose track of time (good or bad)?

What was one big highlight this last year?

What was one hardship?

Do I have daily white space built into my daily life?


4 thoughts on “White Space

  1. fun2bjones February 2, 2017 / 2:05 pm

    Great post. So glad you’ll be here soon to experience some major white space!!

    love you,

    Dave and Peggy

    • angiebentley February 3, 2017 / 7:54 am

      Yes! Oh, how we cannot wait to be with you!

  2. Susan February 3, 2017 / 9:53 am

    Great post with excellent reflection questions. White space and a “rest” in music have similar powers. Thank you for sharing you very articulate thoughts!

  3. tkchapters February 3, 2017 / 10:51 am

    Hi friend. Thank you for this… As we prepare to yet move again I want to stay grounded in God’s grace period to not be overthrown by the daily tasks of life but to be replenished and His goodness. I have thought of you lately and the whole family and have been able to share your journey with the women I work with. You all are an encouragement to us. Your journey is affecting people you’ve never met, and they’re responding in prayer and gratitude over how good our God is. I know we don’t talk often, but please know you’re loved and thought of. I hope it’s OK, but I also shared Gabriel’s pictures with my staff, because I knew they would be touched and moved. In fact, I would go as far to say as it encourages and nudges us more in the daily fight for life and the unborn. Lots of love, Tonya

    Sent from my iPhone

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