Doing Busy Better
Enjoying God's Gifts of Work and Rest
"I know what it means to have Jesus set me free from stress and striving. If that's what you long for too, Glynnis is here to help. Her words are a lifeline for the worn-out and weary."--Holley Gerth, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of You're Already Amazing
Does this sound familiar? When you're busy, you feel guilty you aren't spending time with family or God. Then, when you try to rest, you feel guilty because there's so much left to do. It's an endless cycle of overwork and exhaustion.
Enough is enough! In this burden-lifting book, Glynnis Whitwer helps you examine your heart and your schedule in order to seek a healthy, holy, and enjoyable balance between work and rest. She shows you how to prioritize your goals and your 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 you that your worth is found not in your accomplishments but in the love of the One who made you for work and for rest.
"There is a good kind of busy that leads to a peaceful, productive, fulfilling life. But there's also a bad kind of busy that throws you into overdrive and unravels your purpose. Doing Busy Better will help you tell the difference between the two, liberating your schedule and your soul."--Arlene Pellicane, speaker and author of 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom
"Is there a better way to do busy? Yes! Read this book. You'll be encouraged, validated, and inspired to redeem the time in a way that fits who God made you to be and what He's called you to do."--Susie Larson, talk radio host, national speaker, and author of Your Powerful Prayers
Glynnis Whitwer, executive director of communications for Proverbs 31 Ministries, is a regular contributor to Encouragement for Today, the Proverbs 31 email devotional, reaching over a million women each day. She is the author of several books, including Taming the To-Do List and I Used to Be So Organized. Learn more at www.glynniswhitwer.com.
"I know what it's like to live exhausted. And I know what it means to have Jesus set me free from stress and striving. If that's what you long for too, Glynnis is here to help. Her words are encouraging, practical, and a lifeline for the worn-out and weary."
Holley Gerth, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of You're Already Amazing
"There is a good kind of busy that leads to a peaceful, productive, fulfilling life. But there's also a bad kind of busy that throws you into overdrive and unravels your purpose. Doing Busy Better will help you tell the difference between the two, liberating your schedule and your soul."
Arlene Pellicane, speaker and author of 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom
"I love Glynnis's books because I relate to her. I'm wired like her. We task-masters run the risk of burnout. We're also tempted, as Glynnis says, to draw a straight line between our work and our worth. We're often misunderstood by those who cannot relate to our 'manage-much' mindset. But we're not the only ones who battle busyness in unhealthy ways. It's a cultural thing. We live in a fast-paced, rat-race society that values yes over no, busy over bored, and results over fruit. Is there a better way to do busy? Yes! Read this book. You'll be encouraged, validated, and inspired to redeem the time in a way that fits who God made you to be and what He's called you to do."
Susie Larson, talk radio host, national speaker, and author of Your Powerful Prayers
"What do I love most about this book? That a book about busy is not written by a woman who took a year off to slow down and 'really' experience what unhurried feels like. This book was written in the trenches, in the midst of real life, by a woman who is wired for busy--but who has learned to do busy as God intended. Glynnis, thank you for celebrating what God-centered busyness looks like, showing us how to focus on the business that God has intended, and giving us permission to enjoy a productive ministry, home, and career. I will now officially stop apologizing for being busy, as long as my busy is on God's behalf and on His schedule. Highly recommended."
Kathi Lipp, author of the Publishers Weekly bestseller The Husband Project, Clutter Free, and Overwhelmed
"My inner 'Martha' struggle is strong. I'm grateful for Glynnis being the voice in my ear that is not scolding my struggle but serving me a solution that is real and refreshing. If you are busy (and let's face it, we all are) this book will be a lifeline of encouragement for your weary soul."
Stacey Thacker, author of Fresh Out of Amazing
"Our culture simultaneously screams two messages: 'Get moving! Crank it out. Be busy and productive,' and also 'Slow down and savor. Don't be in such a hurry!' Are these directives mutually exclusive? If so, which one do we obey? Or maybe we were actually created to do both--just not at the same time. In Doing Busy Better, Glynnis Whitwer shows us how intentionally adopting a life rhythm of working smart and then resting deeply isn't just healthy for our physical bodies but can also nurture our often-neglected souls. With biblical insight and practical suggestions, this inspiring and helpful book will enable you to stop rushing and start resting while still getting your tasks completed on time."
Karen Ehman, Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker, New York Times bestselling author of Keep It Shut and Love, Repeat, wife, and mother of three
"Using her own life experiences and the wisdom of Scripture, Glynnis gently reminds of us the importance of rest in a world that constantly says, 'Go! Go! Go!' Just as importantly, she offers strategies for finding rest in the midst of busyness and learning to be present when you're constantly tempted to do everything at once."
Valorie Burton, bestselling author of Successful Women Think Differently
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