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Doing Busy Better: Enjoying God’s Gifts of Work and Rest

So many women are living overcommitted lives and buckling under the nagging guilt. When they are busy, they feel guilty for not playing with their kids or having a quiet time of prayer and Bible study. When they try to rest, they feel guilty because there’s so much left to do. It’s an endless cycle of overwork and exhaustion. Yet inside every woman’s heart is a longing for true rest. It’s there because God designed us that way–but it seems out of reach.

Enough is enough. Our lives probably aren’t going to get less busy, especially if we’re in a demanding season of life, but we can do busy better. In this burden-lifting book, Glynnis Whitwer helps women examine their hearts and their schedules in order to seek a healthy and holy balance between–and enjoyment of–both work and rest. She shows readers how to prioritize their goals and their time, how to be present in the moment as Jesus was, and how to find the freedom of true soul rest. Most importantly, she shows women that their worth is found not in their accomplishments but in the love of the One who made them for work and for rest.

Kathi and Glynnis pick up the conversation from where they left off last week discussing Doing Busy Better: Enjoying God’s Gifts of Work and Rest. They wrap the discussion on “bad busy” and pick up the conversation with what “good busy” looks and feels like in our lives. From her own experience, Glynnis realized she is always going to be busy. It’s her personality. She is her best with a lot going on. She was able to stand back and realize what kinds of busy fostered good or bad in her life.

Find out what the “good busy” is in your life and how to identify if you’ve crossed over into bad busy.

Free Bonus Chapter & Planning Pages, Plus Study Guide with Purchase

Visit Glynnis’ website to download special gifts for Kathi Lipp listeners.  For access, please use password: kathilipp. You’ll be able to download the Free Bonus Chapter, Overcoming Burnout, and the gorgeous three-page planner.

Book Giveaway

Leave a comment on this podcast within 7 days telling us “What part of busy is God nudging you to give away?”  A winner will be selected randomly from the comments to receive a copy of Doing Busy Better: Enjoying God’s Gifts of Work and Rest.

*Book Giveaway only available to US participants.

Meet Our Guest

Glynnis Whitwer

Glynnis Whitwer

Glynnis Whitwer is on staff with Proverbs 31 Ministries as the Executive Director of Communications. She is the editor and one of the writers of Encouragement for Today, the Proverbs 31 email devotions, with over 750,000 daily readers.

Glynnis and her husband Tod have five young adult children live in Glendale, Arizona. Visit or to learn more.

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