39 episodes

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

Each week, we'll dive into all things sabbath. You'll hear some of the host's thoughts on Sabbath and the things she has learned over the past few years, but more importantly, you'll get to meet other women who are practicing Sabbath as well and learn what it looks like in their lives. Our conversations will center around God's original design for the week and how that design can be implemented in a culture that is so enslaved to hustle and hurry. 

What we are 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 live up to. It is a gift outstretched 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, sit down across from him and just be with him. 

It is an invitation to Simply Sabbath.

Simply Sabbath Rachel Fahrenbach

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

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

Each week, we'll dive into all things sabbath. You'll hear some of the host's thoughts on Sabbath and the things she has learned over the past few years, but more importantly, you'll get to meet other women who are practicing Sabbath as well and learn what it looks like in their lives. Our conversations will center around God's original design for the week and how that design can be implemented in a culture that is so enslaved to hustle and hurry. 

What we are 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 live up to. It is a gift outstretched 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, sit down across from him and just be with him. 

It is an invitation to Simply Sabbath.

    Ep 38: 7 Ways Sabbath Helps Us Navigate Tragedy

    Ep 38: 7 Ways Sabbath Helps Us Navigate Tragedy

    Church abuse, hate crimes, school shootings, the news this week has announced more than one tragedy in the US. In other parts of the world, wars raged on and catastrophic events claimed lives. It can all feel very overwhelming, devastating, and hopeless. But Sabbath reminds us that God is near to the brokenhearted and He desires for you to rest in His comfort. Today, we're discussing 7 ways the practice of Sabbath helps us navigate the broken moments in this beautiful life.

    Connect with Rachel

    https://rachelfahrenbach.com 

    http://facebook.com/rachelfahrenbach

    http://instagram.com/rachelfahrenbach

    Next Steps

    If you want to start practicing Sabbath, but don't know how to start, this free guide may help you: https://rachelfahrenbach.com/busymomsguide 

    • 21 min
    Ep 37: Learning to Embrace Sabbath with Lisa Garon

    Ep 37: Learning to Embrace Sabbath with Lisa Garon

    It's easy to fall into the trap of thinking that in order to practice Sabbath, you have to do it perfectly from the get-go. My guest today, Lisa Garon, explains the slow progression of how she learned (and is learning) to really embrace Sabbath into her life. 

    About My Guest:

    Lisa Garon and her husband Bob are enthusiastic about living simply, living intentionally, God, and enjoying the adventure lifestyle. Because of their strong leadership backgrounds in business and ministry, from entrepreneurship to business management to pastoral leadership experience, they bring a keen eye for growth and big picture vision into practical, everyday steps to help you YOU live an intentional life.

    Lisa loves exploring the Pacific Northwest with her husband and her son. She also enjoys practicing yoga, hiking, and snuggling with their three fur babies.

    Connect with Lisa:

    https://bobandlisagaron.com/

    http://instagram.com/bobandlisagaron

    https://www.facebook.com/BobandLisaGaron

    https://www.youtube.com/c/alwaysbelieve1?sub_confirmation=1

    Connect with Rachel

    https://rachelfahrenbach.com

    http://facebook.com/rachelfahrenbach

    http://instagram.com/rachelfahrenbach

     

    Next Steps

    Want to start practicing Sabbath but don't know exactly where to begin? Grab this free guide to help you: https://rachelfahrenbach.com/busymomsguide

     

    • 37 min
    Ep 36: Should Christians Observe Sabbath? (pt 2)

    Ep 36: Should Christians Observe Sabbath? (pt 2)

    This week, we pick up the conversation about if Christians should observe Sabbath. We're answering the questions: if we observe Sabbath, are we being legalistic? Didn't Jesus get rid of the Sabbath? Sabbath applied only to Jews, right? Are we missing something if we don't practice Sabbath? Let's dig in to part two of this conversation.

    Verses Referenced

    Acts 10:10 & 10:28

    Acts 15:7-11

    Colossians 2:16

    Next Steps

    If you want to implement a Sabbath practice in your week but don't know how to get started this free guide will be of use for you: https://rachelfahrenbach.com/busymomsguide

    Say Hi!

    I love hearing from you! Send me a DM on Instagram and let me know what you think of the episode.

    Connect with Me

    https://rachelfahrenbach.com 

    https://instagram.com/rachelfahrenbach

    https://facebook.com/rachelfahrenbach

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHzhn9eYT7JjrrgRPqemwVg 

    https://pinterest.com/rachelfahrenbach 

    • 20 min
    Ep 35: A Prayer for Those Still Striving

    Ep 35: A Prayer for Those Still Striving

    In this episode. I want to pray for those of us who find ourselves still striving for God's favor. Those of us who know that we are saved by grace through faith. And yet, yet, there's still a little bit of us that thinks that it's up to us. That it's is on our shoulders to find favor with God. That is on our shoulders to do the things that would make God happy with us.

    Let's pray.

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    Next Steps

    If you want to implement a Sabbath practice in your week but don't know how to get started this free guide will be of use for you: https://rachelfahrenbach.com/busymomsguide

    Say Hi!

    I love hearing from you! Send me a DM on Instagram and let me know what you think of the episode.

    Connect with Me

    https://rachelfahrenbach.com 

    https://instagram.com/rachelfahrenbach

    https://facebook.com/rachelfahrenbach

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHzhn9eYT7JjrrgRPqemwVg 

    https://pinterest.com/rachelfahrenbach 

    • 4 min
    Ep 34: Should Christians Observe Sabbath? (pt. 1)

    Ep 34: Should Christians Observe Sabbath? (pt. 1)

    If I tell a mom she needs to rest regularly, she nods her head in a agreement. But, the moment I use the word "sabbath" it's like I've opened a can of worms... worms that have lots of questions about the properness and legitimacy of Christians observing this spiritual practice. So, this week and next week, we're answering the questions: if we observe Sabbath, are we being legalistic? Didn't Jesus get rid of the Sabbath? Sabbath applied only to Jews, right? Are we missing something if we don't practice Sabbath? Let's dig in to part one of this conversation.

    Resources Mentioned

    BibleProject - Seventh Day Series

    https://bibleproject.com/podcast/series/7th-day-rest-sabbath/

    A Brief History of Sunday: From New Testament to New Creation by Justo Gonzalez

    https://amzn.to/3LpMwJx

    The Rest of God: Restoring Your Soul by Restoring Sabbath by Mark Buchanan

    https://amzn.to/3MuafYU

    Bible Verses Referenced

    Ephesians 2:8-9

    Genesis 1

    Genesis 22:18

    Exodus 16 (I erroneously reference this as Exodus 15 in the episode)

    Exodus 20:8

    Exodus 31:13

    Next Steps

    If you want to implement a Sabbath practice in your week but don't know how to get started this free guide will be of use for you: https://rachelfahrenbach.com/busymomsguide

    Say Hi!

    I love hearing from you! Send me a DM on Instagram and let me know what you think of the episode.

    Connect with Me

    https://rachelfahrenbach.com

    https://instagram.com/rachelfahrenbach 

    https://facebook.com/rachelfahrenbach

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHzhn9eYT7JjrrgRPqemwVg

    https://pinterest.com/rachelfahrenbach

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    • 25 min
    Ep 33: Breaking Free of the Productivity Cycle

    Ep 33: Breaking Free of the Productivity Cycle

    It's a sneaky thing, the productivity cycle. It always starts with our good intentions. We start a task, accomplish it, feel a win of sorts, move onto the next task, and the process repeats. Soon, we are caught up in the cycle to the point that when we do find ourselves in a space of rest, we physically, mentally, and emotionally can't stop doing and just relax. We can't turn off the need, maybe even the desire, to keep producing. It's a vicious cycle and I recently found myself caught up in it. 

     

    Let's Celebrate!

    It's the one year anniversary of Rest & Reflect guided journal launching into the world! To celebrate, inscribed, signed copies of the journal are available for ONLY $10. Plus, you'll also receive a PDF version of the journal.

    Grab your copy here: https://rachelfahrenbach.com/celebrate

     

    Now What?

    If you need help starting your Sabbath practice, grab your FREE guide:

    https://rachelfahrenbach.com/busymomsguide

     

    Connect with Rachel

    https://rachelfahrenbach.com 

    https://instagram.com/rachelfahrenbach

    https://facebook.com/rachelfahrenbach

     

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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A gentle invitation to rest

I am so excited for this podcast. I think Sabbath is such an important topic that is so often overlooked in the world today, yet it offers so much to our busy lives. Rachel’s kind and gentle words are an invitation as she shares her own experiences and conversations with others to help each of us find our own Sabbath practice.

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