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The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

Mar 4, 2021

This is our 5th and final episode on the Barrier of Busyness. Today we are talking about the importance of weekly rest: what Sabbath means and how to do it. If you are a mom, you DO actually get a day off. Let me show you how. 


1. Sabbath means literally "Stop, rest." God introduced a rhythm of life when He worked for 6 days and rested on the 7th.  It is one of the 10 commandments (Ex 20 and Deut 5). It's a gift. We are FREE to rest. 

2. Suggestions for how to do this as a mom

  • Prepare.
  • Pick a day that works for you.
  • Stop working. 
  • Rest your body.
  • Rest your mind.
  • Rest your soul.
  • Replenish your soul. 
  • Practice.


Joby Martin from Church of Eleven22 teaches on Sabbath: How to Christmas -- Stop!

The Rest of God; Restoring Your Soul by Restoring the Sabbath, by Mark Buchannan.

The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry, by John Mark Comer  

Here, Now, by Kate Merrick.  

(All book links are affiliate links. I receive a small commission from Amazon if you purchase through this link at no additional cost to you.)

John Mark Comer and Jefferson Bethke podcast: Fight Hustle, End Hurry. It’s only 10 episodes long, you can listen in a one-day binge.

If you missed any part of this series:

Perfection and People-Pleasing EP70-EP73

Comparison and Busyness EP90-EP96


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