Welcome to the second season of the Refuge Podcast! I am soooo excited to journey with you as we seek answers to what biblical rest looks like in our lives.
In this premiere episode, my guest Liv Dooley and I talk through seven different kinds of rest from the book Sacred Rest: Recover your Life, Renew your Energy, Restore Your Sanity by Saundra Dalton-Smith MD. Here are the points we covered:
The truth that sleep is not rest but a biological function: “It is rest that makes sleep sweet.”
Listening to our bodies to can help us determine the kind of rest we should take
We dive into the 7 different areas of rest taken from Saundra Dalton-Smith MD’s book Sacred Rest
Physical Rest—we discussed slowing down and enjoying a bedtime routine, not racing to bed to give our bodies time to settle down before sleep.
Mental Rest—taking in too much information can set us back, causing us to want to retreat. Sometimes we need to turn off the external input to decrease overstimulation.
Emotional Rest—hiding emotions can look like rest but actually drains us. Being our authentic selves can help us emotionally rest as we share of ourselves and truly enjoy the opportunities we have to .
Spiritual Rest—“laying down our fight to rest.” Remembering how we felt when we first began to know the Lord, not having an agenda but spending unstructured quiet time in Him, is a beautiful way to enjoy this type of rest.
Social Rest—“finding solace in one another.” Determining the friendships that refresh our souls and making time for them helps us enjoy this kind of rest.
Sensory Rest—removing external distractions to give peace to the internal. Schedule time to put down the phone!
Creative Rest—“soaking in beauty and light.” Step outside and find something beautiful to rest in. Purposefully planning your sabbath or longer sabbatical is a helpful practice.
You’re invited to join the Sacred Rest Book Club on the Colorfully Candid Paradim Facebook Group that begins this summer!
You can follow along with Liv on her website https://livdooley.com, @candidliv on Instagram, and check out her Best Kept Secret Podcast. She has a wonderful resource for writers if you’re interested: A 12-month Self-Publishing strategy and Schedule.
Guest Bio: There is nothing Liv loves to talk about more than the Word of God. She is a Bible teacher, author, and the podcast host of The Best Kept Secret with Liv Dooley. Liv is passionate about helping creatives become confident and communicate clearly about Christ Jesus.
Liv has lead a Christian nonprofit for girls and women called The Colorfully Candid Paradigm in Las Vegas for eight years. Together, she and the team of women she leads have supported thousands of women across the world from their base in Las Vegas. When Liv is not writing, teaching, or podcasting, you can find her hiking a mountain, taking a road trip with her husband, or curled up in the corner with a good book.
You can connect with her blog at livdooley.com or follow her on Instagram @candidliv or @colorfullycandid to keep the conversation flowing.