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About the Episode

Anxiety and overwhelm are common companions for the busy Christian mom and only add fuel to the already raging fire of exhaustion and burn-out. But, what can we do about it? Well, today’s guest Nicole Fryling, a licensed mental-health counselor, suggests that a Sabbath practice gives us the space to slow down, experience a grounding, and connect to ourselves, to others, and to God. Take a listen.

About My Guest
Nicole Fryling is a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Michigan. She owns Restorative Counseling Center, a private group practice offering mental health therapy to her local community. Her passion is journeying alongside women struggling with anxiety and overwhelm. In doing this she blends Biblical principles with psychological tools and techniques.



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Rachel: [00:00:00] This is episode 14 of the Simply Sabbath podcast.

Rest doesn’t have to be a four-letter word. If you feel like you’re about 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 to reclaim the deep joy and stabilizing peace Jesus has for her in her every day– without the mom guilt that often accompanies self-care practices.

Hi, my name is Rachel Fahrenbach and I help busy moms just like you add a simple restful family Sabbath to their week. So they can experience a refueling that gives them exactly what they need to live the life that God has called them to. I’m so glad you’ve joined me today. Let’s get to it.

Rachel: At the time of this recording, we are a year and a half into the [00:01:00] COVID-19 pandemic. I believe that this is important to note because in today’s episode, we’re discussing anxiety overwhelm and the practice of Sabbath. And I believe that in the last past year and a half, pretty much all of us have become familiar with this idea of anxiety and overwhelm, which is why I’m excited today that Nicole is with us. Nicole is a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Michigan. She owns Restorative Counseling Center, a private group practice offering mental health therapy to her local community. Her passion is journeying alongside women struggling with anxiety and overwhelm. In doing this, she blends biblical principles with psychological tools and techniques.

And I’ve asked Nicole to come on here today and talk to us about this concept of anxiety and overwhelmed and how the practice of Sabbath can help with those two things. And so thank you so much for being here, Nicole. I really appreciate it.

Nicole: Ah, thanks Rachel for having me.

Rachel: All right. To kick our conversation off, Nicole, how about we start with, um, [00:02:00] the people you see coming into your practice, especially Christian moms– I know that you and I were talking a little bit, how you see a lot of moms struggling with anxiety and overwhelm– and I was wondering if you have any insights into why we seem to be experiencing this on such a large level.

Nicole: Um, absolutely. That’s a huge majority of what I see in my practice. Um, like I was sharing with you about 90% of my clients come to me with their main reason for counseling being anxiety and as we dig in deeper to their story and what’s going on in their life. Of course, there’s a lot of things that are underlying that, but some common threads that I see a lot of women are burnt out. Um, and I think a lot of that has to do with the, the hurried culture that we live in this busy world, quote unquote, um, and constantly moving from one thing to the next, not to. Time to notice. Um, [00:03:00] also we live in a very fear-based culture and now more than ever, I think that that’s true as well. And also, I would say either a lack of boundaries or not an understanding of boundaries, feeling like boundaries are selfish. So a lot of times we’ll do a lot of work around boundaries as well.

Rachel: Those are all great points. Let’s dig into a little bit deeper with examples with motherhood, like you talked about boundaries, are there any kind of boundaries that you see pop up within motherhood that you’re talking about that affect this anxiety and overwhelm?

Nicole: Yeah. And I just want to make sure I share too, that this is not from a place of judgment and that every story is unique. And again, when we’re working on a one-on-one and in counseling, we can dig underneath of what’s kind of going on in that person’s story, but what I see presenting a lot is that, um, from, uh, uh, a good intention, moms tend to [00:04:00] center their lives around their children. Um, and while that again is a good intention and has God has called us to that as a ministry in our home, we can swing to an unhealthy state of that. Where we’re not taking time out for God, we’re not taking time out for our marriage, um, and we’re not taking time out for ourselves.

And all of those things, um, can help us be a better mom. And so I think that’s one of the main things that I see is just feeling this pressure that it has to be all about our children all of the time. And that leads to that burnout. I think. There are some, I think, healthy boundaries that can be in place there, but there’s examining what are those expectations that you either are putting on yourself or that culture is putting on you.

Rachel: Yes. Expectations we put on ourselves.[00:05:00] We can, we can be really brutal to ourselves. Can’t we?

Nicole: Yes. I see a very loud inner critic in a lot of my clients as well. So, um, and sometimes that voice comes from maybe our temperament or personality. Sometimes that voice comes from outside culture. And sometimes that voice comes from messages that we’ve received from our family story or our relationships or church or whatever it might be. There are these scripts that are running through our head and, um, typically people that struggle with anxiety and depression usually to have a pretty loud inner critic.

Rachel: Mm. So how do you see the practice of Sabbath kind of quieting that inner inner critic and giving space to that, you had mentioned, we kind of rush through life and we don’t stop to like observe, and I, I typically say “process” the information we just consumed. So how do you see the practice of Sabbath fitting in with all of this?

Nicole: Yeah. So I think Sabbath really aligns with that [00:06:00] practice. Um, and when we pause and we notice, then we can make, um, shifts, if we need to, we can notice patterns, maybe unhealthy patterns. We can connect to ourselves, to others, to God. So I think that Sabbath can be a really helpful space and tool to begin to slow down, to pause and to notice. And we may do that in a structured time on a Sabbath, but also just giving ourselves permission to do that throughout our entire week as well.

Rachel: Would you say that Sabbath gives you a space to become more self-aware and more aware of God’s presence in your life?

Nicole: Absolutely. Yeah, I think it helps me personally. Um, and I see an other people as well to just kind of be grounded to kind of recenter and to connect. And, like I said, to God, ultimately, but also to ourselves.

Rachel: I often say that when I [00:07:00] started practicing Sabbath, I noticed like a stabilizing peace come over me. And I think that talks to that idea of we are in a culture that’s hurried and busy and fear-based, like you said, and that can infiltrate our every day and it can kind of cause us to be riding a rollercoaster of emotions throughout the day. You know, one minute you’re like all good, and the next minute you’re panicking about everything on your to-do list.

And I do feel like when I started, that’s definitely where I was at. And when I started practicing Sabbath, it kind of just, it brought the extremes kind of more into a stabilized, um, Throughout the day as stabilizing peace just kind of blanketed everything.

So you practice Sabbath yourself, right? Can you tell us a little bit about your practice?

Nicole: Yeah. So for us, it is on Sundays. Um, that is a day of the week that [00:08:00] we attend church. Um, that typically has, um, nothing on the calendar outside of maybe church related activities, like, um, maybe a youth group or a small group night or something like that. But outside of that, we don’t have activities on Sundays. And so that’s a great day for us to be able to slow down. To be intentional with our time. And so it doesn’t necessarily mean for us personally, that nothing ends up on the calendar, but we’re just very intentional with that. Maybe it’s a family lunch or, um, a bike ride as a family or we’re getting together with friends that, you know, we connect with on a deeper level. And we typically linger a little bit longer at meals and things like that. Also for me, um, I’m a pretty extreme introvert raising teen daughters and owning a business and all of those things, um, life is very full and so on Sundays, I tend to shut myself in [00:09:00] my room for a couple of hours. And my husband gets the same opportunity. Our kids are kind of, um, a little bit slower on that day too. And they just kind of know that that’s the rhythm of life at this point. Um, so I, I do, I’m intentional about having some time and space for myself. Um, that looks a little bit different every time.

Sometimes I’m journaling. Sometimes I’m napping. Sometimes I’m reading something just for pleasure. If it can look very, very different, but I am intentional about having alone time and solitude on that day as well.

Rachel: I would imagine that having a job that literally is talking to people all the time, but for you as an introvert, you’re like, I need that break. Like I need to retreat so that you can fill up and then serve the rest of the week. And so I think that’s really cool that you’ve recognized that in yourself and that your Sabbath benefits your work life as much as you know, and vice versa. And so. I think that’s really cool that, that you have scheduled that time [00:10:00] for you to recharge in a way that, um, recharge in a way that speaks to the way that you’re uniquely designed.

Nicole: I totally agree. And I know that on weeks where maybe I don’t get that Sabbath practice because of travel or, you know, something comes up. I, I feel more anxious about the week coming up, because I know how important it is for me to have that mental and emotional downtime for, like you said, for me to be prepared to work with my clients and also just my family and emotional needs that are there too. And so that is really important to me. And I think you said something important too, which is paying attention to what your needs are in the Sabbath. And I know that I’ve, I’ve heard you speak to that before, too. Um, because my Sabbath may not look like somebody else’s. Um, and that is where also that self-awareness work can come in to play too, because the more that you know about yourself, it’s not too judge that, or increase that inner critic, [00:11:00] but to just recognize how you are uniquely wired and then to be able to respond to that.

Rachel: Right. So, um, you have teenage girls, you said. And so do you Sabbath together as a family in any like the day you said is slower, it’s intentional with your time, do you have things that you will not do on that day for your family?

Nicole: That’s a good question. So we have had this practice. I was trying to think before this, I don’t know, it’s been a few years. And so as they’ve gotten into a busier, fuller time of their own life as preteens and teens, right. Um, this is what they know is that Sundays are slower. And so. I, they don’t typically request unless it’s something really unique. Um, they don’t typically request to like, hang out with friends. Um, and that, that type of thing.[00:12:00]

Rachel: Have you guys, how long have you been practicing as a family?

Nicole: It’s been years. I don’t know. Maybe three or four, I’m not sure exactly.

Rachel: So you started when they were younger and they have just, it’s become a rhythm of life for your family and they.

Nicole: They just know it. And I’m trying to think if we ever had like a really intentional conversation, that this is what it is, but I think we’ve just established a rhythm that this is what life looks like on Sundays for us.

Rachel: Are they involved in any like sports or anything?

Nicole: Yes. Yep. So both of them are involved in school. Um, I have a daughter who’s a swimmer and then a daughter who does horseback riding and occasionally something, an opportunity for one of those things will come up on a Sunday. If it’s a really unique opportunity, we’ll discuss that as a family and decide that maybe that does make sense. Um, but generally speaking, they just kind of know that that’s how it is. And I think they value that time [00:13:00] as well.

Rachel: So do you not allow games on Sundays, like during your Sabbath, like how do you navigate sports? I’m asking cause people are like, I’m not there yet. So I’m like, I’m looking at the wisdom of those ahead of me because I know it’s going to so far all the, um, sports stuff we’ve done has been like Fridays and Saturdays, you know.

Nicole: So my daughter, who’s a swimmer. There are some times a weekend. Swim meets where there will be Saturday and Sunday events. And so what we have done in the past, because this is an option is that we just have her choose events that are on Saturday. Cause they choose which events that they want to do within that program.

Um, my daughter, who does horseback riding, she has had, uh, a horse show on a Sunday, but that is not common. So we have, have participated in that and talked about that. And that’s been, that’s been okay. I think if it were something more frequent, like I’m thinking about moms who may be, um, [00:14:00] encountered this on a regular basis. I think that, um, looking at your calendar and saying, okay, family, is there a time during this week? Maybe this week, it’s not on Sunday, but it, is there a time that we can carve out space for that? Um, or. Giving yourself permission and grace that it’s okay. That, that, that Sunday, maybe, maybe isn’t going to look like the rest of them or whatever the Sabbath day is or time.

Rachel: Maybe not throwing away the whole day–

Nicole: Right.

Rachel: Just because you have a competition in the morning, doesn’t mean you can’t Sabbath in the afternoon. It’s like you’re saying. Okay. Okay.

Nicole: Yup. Yup. I think sometimes, and this goes back to the expectations that can create anxiety. Sometimes we have an expectation of what something’s supposed to look like. We want it to fit in a certain box. And if we can just give ourselves permission and to give ourselves grace that it might not look like that sometimes that’s enough to just relieve some of that anxiety too.

Rachel: That’s so wise. So you take a time [00:15:00] to, um, to Sabbath in a way that’s unique to you. And you said, I think you said your husband does too.

Nicole: Yeah. So in general, as a family, um, and he is a pretty extreme extrovert, um, for us that means that Sunday morning, when we go to church, um, we serve in different capacities and he serves, um, we serve on an every other week basis as a family. We each do different things, but we, I coordinate them to be on the same Sundays. Um, but he can be. That’s the time for him to be filled up to be in a very people oriented position and serving, and also just very intentional the rest of the weekend. Not the whole rest of the weekend, but we have opportunities for connection with other people, with our friend group, with, um, neighbors, with family. We’re very intentional. We’re also very big on hospitality. So we host a lot of [00:16:00] things at our house. So by the time Sunday comes, he has also been filled in other ways throughout the weekend.

Rachel: Okay. So you mentioned something about serving on Sunday mornings every other week. And I have had people ask me, what about Sunday? Like what about if I’m serving in church? Does that count towards Sabbath? Is that work? And I often have said to them, does it fill you up? Like, is it something that, that, um, that you find life-giving, if not, maybe reconsider it, but if you find it life-giving, do it. And it sounds like you two have found ways to serve in ways that are life-giving to you as individuals. So he serves in a more of an extroverted capacity. And do you serve in something that’s a little bit more introverted?

Nicole: Yeah. So this is something I’ve given a lot of time and reflection to because I was never quite sure where I was going to fit in as far as serving, but I [00:17:00] knew that it was important for us to do that and something I wanted my kids to see and participate in. So, um, one of my daughters serves in the children’s ministry that is her gift and her life calling. So she does that. Um, my husband is an usher and, um, seats people. And it’s just really like that connection point for people and he will get in all sorts of conversation. My older daughter and I serve at the welcome table. So we are just like the greeters when you come in. So I’m still connecting with people, but I’m not like needing to get into conversation with them on Sunday morning. And then that’s only like a 10 to 15 minute commitment and then I’m into service. And part of what I feel like it’s important for me on Sabbath too, is to connect with God. And so serving to me is a way to do that. So, for me personally, I feel like it fits in, in our Sabbath.

Rachel: Right. I love how intentional and how reflective you have been about that, [00:18:00] because I think it can be really easy to just be like, oh, I’m supposed to serve. And this is the thing that they’re, they have open at church in a way that I could serve. So I might as well just plug in here, but if you’re not plugging in in a capacity that allows you to really live into the way that God has designed you, the way that he’s gifted you, the talents he’s given you. If you can’t operate in that unique design, you’re not going to be serving as well as you could be, and you’re probably going to experience burn out sooner rather than later, you know? So I think I really appreciate how you kind of laid out for us, the, the thought process you had about that and how intentionally you approach that question of should I serve on my Sabbath? So thank you for that.

Nicole: Absolutely.

Rachel: How has practicing Sabbath changed your life?

Nicole: Um, it– as I take a deep breath– um, I feel like it just taught me to just breathe. I was at a place of overwhelm and I personally have had my own battles with [00:19:00] anxiety. And so I knew that I needed to slow down. Um, I was convicted by a sermon series we were doing at church and I also just knew that something had to change. Um, and I, I tell my clients this, if you feel stuck, we have to like think or do something different or we’re just not going to get out of that cycle. Right. So, um, also just wanting to be an obedience to him, to God. When we do that, um, we feel closer to him. And so I feel like God operates in rhythms or, or he, he has and he does, like, we just look at the creation story. And so knowing that I needed a different rhythm in my life and, again, as a person with a very full schedule but also a pretty extreme introvert and somebody who desires to follow God, to me I just, I knew that Sabbath could be that opportunity to kind of fill all of [00:20:00] those those needs.

And it gives me that as I’m going through my week and I notice again, I use that word a lot, but when I notice that I’m feeling overwhelmed or burn-out, I know that like Sabbath is coming and that I’ve carved that time out because if we don’t intentionally carve that time out, whether it’s Sabbath or pause or anything in our life connection, it’s really easy to just not have that happen in our life, because there are plenty of other things that can fill that time.

Rachel: I think when you’re talking, what came to my mind is that idea that life is busy and full, you’re going to be tired. Like it just physically, you’re going to be tired. Mentally, you might be tired because you’re carrying a pretty heavy load. But when you put the Sabbath rest into your week, you minimize that chance for exhaustion and that breaking point of burnout. And I think that’s the difference. Like [00:21:00] I want people to understand that just because you practice Sabbath every week, doesn’t mean that you’re not going to experience being tired. You know, that’s just a natural thing. That’s why we need the rest. And when you’re working and you’re, exerting yourself, there is a natural consequence to that of you being tired. But Sabbath allows for that to be replenished and refueled and restored, you know, energy levels and, and whatnot.

Nicole: I think that’s an important point to think about the difference between being tired or being exhausted. Um, and I think when we operate in a continual rhythm of being full and busy all the time, and we don’t take that time to pause, that’s going to lead to that exhaustion and burnout.

Rachel: And I liked what you were saying about noticing. What it made me think of that is you’re like, I keep using that word noticing, but I think it’s true because when we’re moving through our lives so fast, we, we lose the ability to notice are we pushing ourselves [00:22:00] past that exhaustion level? We lose the ability to notice the effect it’s having on our relationships with God and with each other. And so the fact that it slows us down, just enough, like we’re not talking about slowing down to the point where all you’re doing, as you get up in the morning, you’re like charging through your day, you know? And like, that’s not, we’re talking about like, you’re still have a full life and you, and you should, because God has called you to things. And he has a kingdom purpose for you. And so you need to live into that calling and it’s going to be full, it’s an adventure with him, right? But slowing down to become aware of the work you’re doing with him and the way that your self is moving through that work with him. That’s what we’re talking about. We’re talking about that kind of observation in our lives.

What tips or suggestions do you have when it comes to practicing Sabbath?

Nicole: My biggest suggestion is just to decide, [00:23:00] like, decide that you are going to honor God and honor yourself by honoring Sabbath. Um, I think it has to be just like any other change we’re going to make, or goal we’re going to set, or rhythm we want in place, like we have to decide to do it first. So just deciding.

Also not feeling like you have to have it all perfectly planned out before you begin the rhythm of Sabbath. Just maybe starting with carving out a couple of hours, or a day, or whatever it is that works for you and your family.

I think also really letting go of those should statements of what Sabbath– outside of what God has called it to– of what Sabbath, quote, unquote, should look like. Um, I love that you’re putting this out there and just giving people lots of different ideas, because it’s gonna look different for different people in different seasons of life as well.

And then, then I think the other one is to just pay attention to your own emotional and mental and physical needs. [00:24:00] Um, because that’s going to tell you what you might need to incorporate into that Sabbath.

Rachel: Um, so good. Yes. I think it’s so important that people see that there’s different ways in which you can approach the Sabbath, but the one recurring theme I see across the board is intentionality, actually two themes. Every person I’ve talked to about their Sabbath practice, the things that come out are intentionality and just a commitment to keep showing up each weekend, even if it’s not perfect, just keep showing up.

And so I think if those two things are part of your practice, you’re going to benefit from it.

Do you, um, do you suggest a Sabbath practice to your, to your clients at all? I’m just curious.

Nicole: It’s definitely come up in different conversations. My clients are all different spots and walks of life in different places with their spirituality and all of that.

But definitely if it is something where I’m seeing the, that exhaustion that we talked [00:25:00] about or that burnout, we’re definitely talking about ways to pause. Um, and that may include a conversation about Sabbath and probably even more frequent than that. Um, And just creating, giving ourselves permission to pause and creating a rhythm of pausing and noticing, reflecting, connecting all of that. So, yeah, it’s definitely come up.

Rachel: Yes. And I’m assuming that would help with boundaries too, right?

Nicole: Yes. Yes. And boundaries can be a big part of what we do depending on what the person is walking through, but helping them to see that God has boundaries and Jesus had boundaries. And I think Sabbath is a really good example of a boundary of intentionally carving out space and it’s giving ourselves some framework to operate within. And I think it’s a boundary in and of [00:26:00] itself.

Rachel: Yes. Earlier in our conversation, you talked about boundaries, like moms just pouring everything into their kids. And we’ve talked about in our Sabbath practice, having time and space for yourself to recharge. And that’s so important for moms. And I think we, we tend to put ourselves on the bottom of the priority list so easily. Um, but you’re saying, Hey, you need to create this space for yourself. You need to have these moments of rest for yourself so that you can be a better mom, a better wife, a better friend, putting that boundary in place it doesn’t, um, make your relationships less than with others. It actually benefits and makes it more. Um, but you’re also not advocating for a full day just to themselves either, you’re advocating some time to themselves and then some time to connect with each other in their family. Do you think that setting your Sabbath up in that way kind of alleviates that mom [00:27:00] guilt a little bit? Of like, if I take self care practices, I’m being selfish and I don’t have time to like, my kids need me. I can’t spend an hour on myself. Do you think having that wholistic picture helps?

Nicole: Absolutely. I see a ton of mom guilt. Right? We all experience it as moms, I think. And I see it on different levels, but part of this work too is to just rewrite that script in our head. Um, that says that, that may currently say that self care is selfish or that boundaries are selfish. Um, I feel like the three things that God has mainly called us to are to love God, love others and make disciples.

And I feel like in order to best do that, I have to take care of myself. Right. Like the whole idea of you can’t pour from an empty cup. Right? So, um, if we can kinda pivot that thought or rewrite that script to know that okay, because I am recharging in the way that I personally need to– so for me, that’s some solitude– [00:28:00] um, I am going the other however many hours in a week there are, I’m going to be able to be a better, like you said, mom, wife, friend, employer, employee, whatever it might be. I absolutely think that if we think of, okay, then I can be my best self to them the other hours of the day or the week that we’re going to be going to be able to give ourselves that permission for that solitude.

Um, and if, if need be, you know, we can look at Jesus. Um, and the example that he has given us and how he had, how he rested and paused as well.

Rachel: Yeah, whenever moms say to me like, oh, I don’t have time, blah, blah, blah. And I’m like, You, if you treated your children needs the way you treat your own needs, we would be having problems, right? Like people would have to get involved. Right? Like sometimes we like so neglect [00:29:00] ourselves because we believe that that that’s necessary and it’s not, it’s not what God wants for us either. And so I hope if those of you who are listening if you only take one thing away from this, I hope that’s what you take away is that you have permission to rest and it’s something that God desires for you.

Well, Nicole, before we wrap up, why don’t you tell us about a resource I know you have for those listening?

Nicole: Yeah. So last year during the pandemic, when it first started happening, um, I felt like God was taking me into Philippians and to probably the most talked about passage on anxiety of not to be anxious in Philippians four. Um, so I dove into that a little bit deeper and created a resource called Path Towards Peace. And it talks about those verses that we so often [00:30:00] hear, but maybe don’t know how to apply. And so, um, that’s available on my website, which is restorativecc.com/free-resources. It’s up in the right-hand corner, too. It just that’s free resources and that’s available there.

Rachel: And we’ll definitely link to it in the show notes too, that people can, can access it. Now, if somebody wants to connect with you, I know you’re on social media, where can they find you?

Nicole: Yeah. So a couple of different places you can find my practice, my counseling practice, restorative counseling center. Um, and one of the things that I’ve I’m really committed to do is just offering resources to not only our community, but also to those online. And so we have a weekly blog on there. So that’s just a free resource in addition to the other one that I mentioned. And you can find restorative counseling center, both on Facebook and Instagram. And then also I personally work around connecting spirituality with mental health. That is also on Facebook [00:31:00] and Instagram: @nicolekfryling

Rachel: And we’ll put those links in the show notes too, but just wanted to make sure people knew that they can get in touch with you and connect with you. Well, thank you so much for this conversation before we go. I would love to pray. Um, do you mind if we close in prayer?

Nicole: That would be wonderful.

Rachel: Oh, This has been a wonderful conversation, Father God and I just thank you so much for Nicole and her wealth of wisdom and her, um, gentle way of just explaining the things that she has observed as a mental health counselor, lord. And I just thank you so much for the wisdom that she has brought to this conversation. I pray for our listeners listening today that they would walk away from this encouraged that they can set that boundary to rest, encouraged to, to, um, just put down that mantle of self neglecting motherhood and [00:32:00] pick up, an identity of reflecting you in both their work and the rest, Lord. I thank you that you have created a space for us to find a renewal and find a revitalizing and reenergizing in the way that we are uniquely designed, Lord. And we thank you that you invite us into that. I ask a blessing on Nicole and her family, and I ask, I ask a blessing on all those listening today. May we enter into this week just encouraged and energized to walk the life that you have called us to and to walk into rest with you each and every week. Lord, we ask the things in your precious and holy name, amen.

Nicole: Amen.

Rachel: Well, Nicole, thank you so much for joining me today. This has been a wonderful conversation. I know it’s going to really bless those that are listening and give them the encouragement that they need to maybe set some boundaries [00:33:00] and to be okay with and giving themselves permission to make those moments of noticing and pausing and, um, and maybe even implementing the Sabbath rest.

And thank you for listening into today’s episode, let’s plan to meet back here next week as we continue our conversation on Sabbath rest and what it can look like each week in your life. Bye.

 Hey, I just want to say thank you for joining me for today’s conversation. I know many things demand your attention. I don’t take lightly the privilege it is to share your time. I want to make things as easy and simple for you. So I’ve linked to all the resources mentioned in the episode in the show notes, and you can always find the link and more helpful information on my website, www.simplysabbath.com.

As we say our goodbyes, let me remind you that what we’re 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 [00:34:00] live up to. It is a gift out stretched 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 the down, across from Him and just be with Him.

It is an invitation to Simply Sabbath


Connect with Nicole:





Path to Peace – A free resource from Nicole exploring the application of scriptures that speak about anxiety.

What Next?

Be sure to download Nicole’s free resource: Path to Peace.

Want to practice Sabbath but don’t know where to start? Let me help you: The Busy Mom’s Guide to a Simple Family Sabbath



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I help busy moms add a simple, rest-filled family Sabbath to their week. If that sounds like something you want for your week, but don’t know where to start, grab this free how-to resource: The Busy Mom’s Guide to a Simple Family Sabbath.

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