Not the Boss of Us

Putting Overwhelmed in Its Place in a Do-All, Be-All World

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Overwhelmed is the new normal

Too much to manage and not enough time or energy to do it? What if instead of being overwhelmed with life you could be overwhelmed by Truth with all its grace, hope, peace, and love?

In this perspective-altering book, Kay Wills Wyma shares how to confront the pressures we face--at home, online, at work, in relationships, on our calendars--and replace all those heavy expectations with the liberating truth that we were made for something better. Through relatable stories sprinkled with a dash of humor, Kay gives us permission to step back, put Life's Overwhelmed in its place, and find fulfillment and freedom anchored in Truth.

If you feel tired, like you just can't take it anymore--don't. Because Life's Overwhelmed is not the boss of us!


"The chaotic pace of modern life can wreak havoc on our health, our families, and our sanity. But Kay Wills Wyma offers an encouraging and uplifting reminder that there's a better way."--Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family

"This book is a breath of fresh air. Kay's humor, honesty, and insight will inspire and encourage you to make some very good trades."--Sandra Stanley, Northpoint Ministries; speaker; author

"Here's someone who can guide you to the rest and peace and joy your soul is craving."--Bob Lepine, cohost of FamilyLife Today


A former White House staffer, international banker, and entrepreneur, Kay Wills Wyma is a mom of five and the author of two books. She blogs at the popular themoatblog.com and has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, and Focus on the Family. Wyma lives in Dallas, Texas, with her family. Connect with her at kaywyma.com.


Endorsements

"I love how Kay brings great wisdom to bear on the kind of real life all of us are experiencing. Who's not overwhelmed, right? Here's someone who can guide you to the rest and peace and joy your soul is craving."

Bob Lepine, cohost of FamilyLife Today

"I've learned to trust Kay Wyma in matters of family--and life. . . . In Not the Boss of Us she shoves the overwhelming threats around us back into the shadows and allows us to embrace the freedom for which Christ set us free."

Elisa Morgan, speaker; author of The Beauty of Broken and The Prayer Coin; cohost of Discover the Word; president emerita of MOPS International

"All of us have times when life feels like a rat race--and the rats are winning! The chaotic pace of modern life can wreak havoc on our health, our families, and our sanity. But Kay Wills Wyma offers an encouraging and uplifting reminder that there's a better way. We don't have to let the tyranny of the urgent rob us of our joy."

Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family

"Kay has always been the friend who realigns my thinking and reshapes my heart--guiding me gently back to truth every time. This is exactly what she does throughout every page of Not the Boss of Us. It's a much-needed mind-set shakeup in a world drowning in overwhelmed."

Courtney DeFeo, author of In This House, We Will Giggle and creator of ABC Scripture Cards

"This book is a breath of fresh air. Kay Wyma's humor, honesty, and insight will inspire and encourage you to make some very good trades. Rather than allowing yourself to be overwhelmed by the trappings and pressures that seem chronic in this fast-paced world, Kay will show you how to slow down and lean into your Heavenly Father--who, by the way, made you for so much more."

Sandra Stanley, North Point Ministries

"In Not the Boss of Us, Kay doesn't gloss over the complexities of the daily demands we face. Instead she shows us how those demands don't get to dictate how we live. Kay is a gifted storyteller who weaves both compassion and invitation into this book that is a must-read for any woman who has ever felt overwhelmed and under pressure. In these pages you will--you can't not--find the freedom-full way of life you've been longing to discover."

Jeannie Cunnion, author of Mom Set Free

"I was captivated by the real stories that Kay shares, making the words come alive as she illustrates the importance of us putting our focus on our almighty God--the only real strength for any of us especially when we are overwhelmed. As I interact with women in the workplace, I see so many getting caught up in material trappings, titles, accomplishments, etc. Sometimes God interrupts when our perspective gets out of whack. He did with me. Not the Boss of Us is a must-read for everyone."

Diane Paddison, business leader; founder and executive director of 4word; author of Work, Love, Pray and Be Refreshed


The Author

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    Kay Wills Wyma

    Kay Wills Wyma, former White House staffer, international banker, and entrepreneur, is a mom of five who writes about seeing beyond life's pressures in order to navigate life and thrive together. She is the author of two books and blogs at the popular...

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