Episode Summary:

  • Life is busy, and we’ve got plenty to do for our families, our jobs, and our ministries. But if we’re not careful, burnout can ensue. In this episode, my guest, Patty Scott, and I talk about how to overcome overwhelm. Life is constantly shifting and it can be difficult to find God in the midst of the storm. It is important to find our footing and seek God even when we think we don’t have time.

Patty also shares about how to live a life rooted in God’s love, grace and joy here: How Ceasing Striving is the Key to Thriving

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Quotables from the Episode:

  • Look at the day at hand, it’s got enough trouble of its own. Don’t look ahead, it’s too big for you.


Scripture References:

  • Psalm 46:10 “Be still (cease striving) and know I am God.”
  • Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
  • Isaiah 61:1 “…He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners…”
  • Hebrews 4:9-11 “There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his. Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will perish by following their example of disobedience.”


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Patty Smith, author Patty writes, speaks, and coaches to encourage your heart, to share effective and transparent parenting tips, and to walk alongside you as you grow as a woman and a mom. Her writing is conversational and approachable. She shares from the heart to the heart. Patty and her husband have two boys aged 11 and 18 and a foster daughter who is now 21.

Patty loves coffee dates with friends, ministering to women, escaping into a good book, kayaking on the ocean, and taking spontaneous road trips. Her home and table are an intentional place of welcome.


Hosted By: Dr. Michelle Bengtson
Audio Technical Support: Bryce Bengtson


If we’re not careful handling the busyness of life, burnout can ensue. So, slow down, mama. Even Jesus took time off. In this podcast episode, my guest, Patty Scott, and I talk about how to overcome overwhelm. #overwhelm #faith #rest