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Wonderfully Made

Apr 9, 2024

Are you tired of being tired? Exhausted? Burt-out? Worn-out? If so, this episode is for you! In this episode, Allie Marie Smith talks with our friend Jess Connolly about cultivating a lifestyle of sustainable rest. Jess is a bestselling author, speaker and we’re talking about her new book “Tired of Being Tired:  Receive God’s Realistic Rest for Your Soul-Deep Exhaustion (Practical, Simple Tools to Help You Fight the Fatigue that Overwhelms and Holds You Back).” Jess shares her personal journey of exhaustion and how she realized the need for rest. They discuss the cultural acceptance of busyness and the pressure to constantly be productive. Jess explains the different types of exhaustion and the importance of knowing which type we are experiencing. She also shares her daily and weekly rhythms of rest and encourages listeners to see rest as a gift from God. The episode concludes with a message of encouragement and the importance of understanding Jesus's words in Matthew 11.




-Rest is a gift from God, not something to be earned or achieved.

-There are different types of exhaustion - spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional - and each requires a different approach to rest and renewal.

-It is important to question societal expectations and beliefs about busyness and productivity.

-Creating intentional daily and weekly rhythms of rest can lead to a more sustainable and fulfilling life.

-Understanding Jesus's invitation to rest in Matthew 11 can transform our perspective on rest and renewal.


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