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Simply Sabbath

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Rest doesn't have to be a four-letter word. If you feel like you're going to break from exhaustion, let me invite you to Simply Sabbath, a podcast for the burnt-out Christian mom, who longs to get back to the core of who she is and reclaim the deep joy and stabilizing peace Jesus has for her in her everyday-- without the mom guilt that often accompanies self-care practices. Each week, we'll dive into all things sabbath. You'll hear some of the host's thoughts on Sabbath and the things she has learned over the past few years, but more importantly, you'll get to meet other women who are practicing Sabbath as well and learn what it looks like in their lives. Our conversations will center around God's original design for the week and how that design can be implemented in a culture that is so enslaved to hustle and hurry. What we are talking about in this podcast is not just another thing to add to your to-do list. This is not another expectation for you to live up to. It is a gift outstretched from the hand of your creator. An invitation to press pause on walking alongside Jesus in all the things he's called you to do. And instead, sit down across from him and just be with him. It is an invitation to Simply Sabbath.

Rest doesn't have to be a four-letter word. If you feel like you're going to break from exhaustion, let me invite you to Simply Sabbath, a podcast for the burnt-out Christian mom, who longs to get back to the core of who she is and reclaim the deep joy and stabilizing peace Jesus has for her in her everyday-- without the mom guilt that often accompanies self-care practices. Each week, we'll dive into all things sabbath. You'll hear some of the host's thoughts on Sabbath and the things she has learned over the past few years, but more importantly, you'll get to meet other women who are practicing Sabbath as well and learn what it looks like in their lives. Our conversations will center around God's original design for the week and how that design can be implemented in a culture that is so enslaved to hustle and hurry. What we are talking about in this podcast is not just another thing to add to your to-do list. This is not another expectation for you to live up to. It is a gift outstretched from the hand of your creator. An invitation to press pause on walking alongside Jesus in all the things he's called you to do. And instead, sit down across from him and just be with him. It is an invitation to Simply Sabbath.

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United States

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Rest doesn't have to be a four-letter word. If you feel like you're going to break from exhaustion, let me invite you to Simply Sabbath, a podcast for the burnt-out Christian mom, who longs to get back to the core of who she is and reclaim the deep joy and stabilizing peace Jesus has for her in her everyday-- without the mom guilt that often accompanies self-care practices. Each week, we'll dive into all things sabbath. You'll hear some of the host's thoughts on Sabbath and the things she has learned over the past few years, but more importantly, you'll get to meet other women who are practicing Sabbath as well and learn what it looks like in their lives. Our conversations will center around God's original design for the week and how that design can be implemented in a culture that is so enslaved to hustle and hurry. What we are talking about in this podcast is not just another thing to add to your to-do list. This is not another expectation for you to live up to. It is a gift outstretched from the hand of your creator. An invitation to press pause on walking alongside Jesus in all the things he's called you to do. And instead, sit down across from him and just be with him. It is an invitation to Simply Sabbath.

Language:

English

Contact:

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Episodes

Ep 37: Learning to Embrace Sabbath with Lisa Garon

5/18/2022
It's easy to fall into the trap of thinking that in order to practice Sabbath, you have to do it perfectly from the get-go. My guest today, Lisa Garon, explains the slow progression of how she learned (and is learning) to really embrace Sabbath into her life. About My Guest: Lisa Garon and her husband Bob are enthusiastic about living simply, living intentionally, God, and enjoying the adventure lifestyle. Because of their strong leadership backgrounds in business and ministry, from...

Duration:00:37:40

Ep 36: Should Christians Observe Sabbath? (pt 2)

5/4/2022
This week, we pick up the conversation about if Christians should observe Sabbath. We're answering the questions: if we observe Sabbath, are we being legalistic? Didn't Jesus get rid of the Sabbath? Sabbath applied only to Jews, right? Are we missing something if we don't practice Sabbath? Let's dig in to part two of this conversation. Verses Referenced Acts 10:10 & 10:28 Acts 15:7-11 Colossians 2:16 Next Steps If you want to implement a Sabbath practice in your week but don't know how...

Duration:00:20:07

Ep 35: A Prayer for Those Still Striving

4/27/2022
In this episode. I want to pray for those of us who find ourselves still striving for God's favor. Those of us who know that we are saved by grace through faith. And yet, yet, there's still a little bit of us that thinks that it's up to us. That it's is on our shoulders to find favor with God. That is on our shoulders to do the things that would make God happy with us. Let's pray. --- Next Steps If you want to implement a Sabbath practice in your week but don't know how to get started...

Duration:00:04:34

Ep 34: Should Christians Observe Sabbath? (pt. 1)

4/27/2022
If I tell a mom she needs to rest regularly, she nods her head in a agreement. But, the moment I use the word "sabbath" it's like I've opened a can of worms... worms that have lots of questions about the properness and legitimacy of Christians observing this spiritual practice. So, this week and next week, we're answering the questions: if we observe Sabbath, are we being legalistic? Didn't Jesus get rid of the Sabbath? Sabbath applied only to Jews, right? Are we missing something if we...

Duration:00:25:15

Ep 33: Breaking Free of the Productivity Cycle

3/30/2022
It's a sneaky thing, the productivity cycle. It always starts with our good intentions. We start a task, accomplish it, feel a win of sorts, move onto the next task, and the process repeats. Soon, we are caught up in the cycle to the point that when we do find ourselves in a space of rest, we physically, mentally, and emotionally can't stop doing and just relax. We can't turn off the need, maybe even the desire, to keep producing. It's a vicious cycle and I recently found myself caught up in...

Duration:00:26:59

Ep 32: Sabbath in Different Seasons with Melissa Dyer

3/2/2022
The life of a busy mom is an ever changing one. With new seasons come changes to your schedules, new challenges from your family, different expectations for your spiritual growth, and unique needs that weren't part of "the plan." Being flexible is the busy mom's first line of defense for moving through her week. And that's just as true within our Sabbath practices. My guest Melissa Dyer shares how her practice has ebbed and flowed over the past 15 years in different seasons of her...

Duration:00:40:42

Ep 31: 5 Tips for Reconnecting as a Family during Sabbath

2/21/2022
In His directions to the Israelites concerning Sabbath, God outlines a rest that is community-focused in general and family-focused in particular. For the busy Christian mom contemplating how to cultivate a culture of family rest and connection during Sabbath, I want to suggest 5 ways she can help make that happen. Links Connect with Rachel https://rachelfahrenbach.com https://Instagram.com/rachelfahrenbach https://Facebook.com/rachelfahrenbach Resources The Busy Mom’s...

Duration:00:19:57

Ep 30: A Prayer for Connection this Sabbath

2/18/2022
Valentine's Day may have been back at the beginning of the week, but we can still bring the spirit of connection into this weekend. As we welcome the Sabbath, would you join me in praying for the ability to embrace learning how to rest together as a couple. Links Connect with Rachel https://rachelfahrenbach.com https://Instagram.com/rachelfahrenbach https://Facebook.com/rachelfahrenbach Resources Rest & Reflect: A 12-Week Sabbath...

Duration:00:04:02

Ep 29: Observing Sabbath as a Couple with Nancy Lerma

2/16/2022
While my conversation with Nancy Lerma started out talking about how she and her husband just recently started observing Sabbath, it led to a deeper reflection and advice about treating Sabbath as a gift, connecting as a couple, and being a leader as a parent. We also talked about what a stolen truck has to do with Sabbath, so you definitely won't want to miss this episode! About My Guest Nancy Jane Lerma flies the banner of truth as a writer, speaker, storyteller and teacher. She loves...

Duration:00:42:53

Ep 28: 5 Tips for Connecting with Your Spouse during Sabbath

2/14/2022
Today is Valentine's day and I thought it would be a great day to talk about how you can reconnect with your spouse during your Sabbath practice! I don't know about you, but there have been times when my husband and I have been so busy that we just feel like we're two ships passing during the week, but because we have allocated time within our Sabbath for just us to Sabbath together, we are able to reconnect each week! I'm sharing 5 tips to help ensure that Sabbath doesn't become only about...

Duration:00:16:53

Ep 27: A Prayer for the Mom who feels like Something is Missing

2/11/2022
You move through this life trying to get things on your to-do list done, trying to care for the needs of those around you, care for the needs of those that depend upon you. You feel the weight of responsibility, it's heavy, it's taxing. You wouldn't trade it for the world; you love your kids. You love your family. You love this life that you are building. But, sometimes it feels like it's missing something. This prayer is for you. Links Connect with...

Duration:00:05:33

Ep 26: 6 Tips for Soul Care during Sabbath

2/9/2022
As a follow up to our conversation in Episode 25 about practicing soul care within the safe space of Sabbath, I wanted to share a few tips I've stumbled across over the years. I hope these six pieces of advice give you a springboard for designing a soul care practice that works within your week. Links Connect with Rachel https://rachelfahrenbach.com https://Instagram.com/rachelfahrenbach https://Facebook.com/rachelfahrenbach Resources Episode 25: What Sabbath Teaches us about Mom...

Duration:00:20:17

Ep 25: What Sabbath Teaches Us about Mom Guilt & Soul Care

2/7/2022
Mom guilt. It's real and it's awful. We deal with it on a daily basis. We're not doing enough, we're not enough. And when we bring in the conversation of soul care, the mom guilt flares us. How can we focus on doing things that make us feel "alive"? Isn't that selfish and discontent? How can it be true that we adore our kids and enjoy being their mom but also feel a nagging that something is missing? Today, we're tackling this question, defining soul care a bit differently, and discussing...

Duration:00:28:04

A Prayer for the Joyless Mom

2/4/2022
In hard weeks like this one has been for me, I am reminded how far I've come from the burned-out, exhausted mom I was 5 years ago. I also am reminded how easy it is to slip back into that joyless space. How easy it is to pursue the to-do list instead of rest in the gift of Sabbath. Today's prayer is for the joyless mom who loves her people, but struggles to love her everyday life. The mom who is struggling to find the joy because she is just so tired. Links Connect with...

Duration:00:04:40

Daily Sabbath Rhythms with Angie Gibbons

2/2/2022
My guest today, Angie Gibbons, gets the importance of rest-- she's created an app designed to help you put a rhythm of rest and connection with God into your every day-- which is why I was so excited to sit down with her and discuss what Sabbath looks like in her life. I was blown away by the sincerity, sage advice, and beauty of what Angie had to share with us. We talked about what it means to Sabbath as a mom of littles, a mom of teens, a homeschooling mom, and a work-from-home mom. We...

Duration:00:43:38

Am I Being Selfish?

1/31/2022
Hang on tight, I get a little fired up in this episode! I'm diving into the question moms often ask themselves when considering self-care, soul-care, and Sabbath practices: "am I being selfish?" Of course, I think the answer is a resounding "no, you're not!" You'll want to listen in today to hear why I believe this question is a lie and a distraction sent from the pits of hell. And I hope you'll take to heart the lessons about self-care and soul-care we can see in Mark 6 with the feeding of...

Duration:00:27:31

A Prayer for the Distracted Mom

1/28/2022
I'm so guilty of moving through my week at a breakneck speed trying to get through to the weekend. And then, once I'm there, I feel like I'm still wired for productivity when I should be relaxing into a time of rest. My mind stays on my to-do list instead of noticing the joy of the moment. If you find yourself in a similar spot, listen in as I pray for you and me, the distracted mom. Links Connect with...

Duration:00:02:32

Taking a Digital Sabbath with Susan Arico

1/26/2022
Digital Sabbath. You've probably heard the term and like me, it intrigued you. What exactly is a digital Sabbath? How does it work? Why is it helpful and how can it fit into our bigger Sabbath practice? We're going to get into all of that today with my guest, Susan Arico. About My Guest Susan Arico is a screen coach and writer on digital wellness topics. Her passion is the intersection between cell phone use and our souls. What she calls cell and soul. She runs cell phone challenges and...

Duration:00:36:32

The Dos & Don'ts of Sabbath

1/24/2022
Did you know that when God gave the Israelites the command to observe Sabbath, he didn't give them an extensive list of dos and don'ts? The "rules" that we typically think of when we think of Sabbath were the result of well-meaning Jewish religious leaders attempting to define "work" so as to not break the Sabbath. So, what dos and don'ts are actually in scripture? That's what we're talking about today. Links Connect with...

Duration:00:17:32

A Prayer for the Mom who is Sick

1/14/2022
"I don't have time to get sick!" How many times have you said this phrase? As if there ever was a good time to get sick! But, moms always seem to be surprised by sickness and annoyed by it. This week, I was hit with sickness and found myself uttering the very words. I had to be reminded that this forced space of rest can be frustrating, but it can also reveal truth and bring healing-- if we let God tend to us during this time. Join me today as I pray for the mom who is...

Duration:00:03:05