Work and play with Nancy Ray is a weekly podcast all about learning to balance the two most competing areas of our lives: work and play. She’ll dive into topics like productivity, work life balance, leading a team, time management, contentment, play, sabbath, marriage, parenting, and rest, always pointing back to scripture, the ultimate guide for a life of faith. This is a podcast all about learning to work and play well, which ultimately leads to a healthy soul and a fulfilling life.
**New episodes returning in October 2021!**
5 Ways to Work Through Overwhelm (Ep. 10 Replay)
Today we're going to talk about five ways for you to work through that feeling of overwhelm that honestly overtakes us every once in a while and leaves us feeling so helpless.
Seasons of Business (Ep. 4 Replay)
I recently shared the news that after this year, my twelfth year of business, the doors of Nancy Ray Photography will close. I’m sharing with you the three questions that I asked myself during this journey, and I’ll ask you as well.
Balancing Life as a Working Mom with Emily Ley (Replay Ep. 30)
I am so excited to replay this episode with Emily Ley. If you’ve listened before or you haven’t, this episode is so good. I think that what I love most about her is how much she values the little things—the moments in between—and finding that kind of balance between work and play and what that looks like.
Calling vs. Assignment (Ep. 5 Replay)
I think it's pretty safe to say that when it comes to our work, we want to be part of something that we are called to do— something that is full of meaning and has purpose, something that is in line perfectly with our passions and giftings. But today I want to challenge our way of thinking, and really the language that we use describing our work and our calling.
Book | Fighting Forward with Hannah Brencher
Today, I have a conversation with a friend and author Hannah Brencher. Hannah is such a breath of fresh air. She is a writer, a TED speaker, an online educator with a heart for building leaders. She has written three books. Her third, which we're talking about today, is Fighting Forward. It has been exactly what I have needed to read. It's incredible. I think you're going to love our conversation today about how you can fight forward in your own life.
My Morning Routine (Ep. 13 Replay)
Get ready, because I love a good morning routine. Fair warning: I am such a nerd about this. I know this sounds kind of extreme, but having a morning routine in place really enhances the quality of my life— I'm not kidding!
Love Nancy Ray!
Such a great encouragement while I’m in this busy season of working with little boys under my feet!
Kind of out of touch
I’ve followed Nancy for years, and really enjoyed her early podcasts! But overtime I’ve come to realize her world and life are just… out of touch. She comes from a very strong place of privilege and struggles with how to relate to certain members of her audience. I think if you fall on the avoid difficult topics because you don’t like “cancel culture”, don’t “fear” (by that I mean covid, yep that’s the boat she was clearly in during the pandemic), have a token person of color on your podcast because you chose to be silent last summer but want to show you do know and love people of color, give up a career to be a homemaker, homeschool children, be a Dave Ramsey thumping type person, then this is a great podcast for you! I’ve just honestly outgrown Nancy and want to always give it another chance and am often reminded why I stopped being an avid listener. It’s a shame because she has a great speaking voice but alas 🤷♀️
Learning so much
I just found this podcast and will enjoy listening and learning. Thank you for being so real and honest about your faith. I am ready to get off social media and free up my time to start enjoying books again!