My Strength is My Story with Shaunti Feldhahn, Find Rest.
Shaunti Feldhahn shares how to find lasting peace in a busy life in her new book, Find Rest.
Shaunti Feldhahn: A wife of 23 1/2 years to Jeff and mother to their 2 children. She received her graduate degree from Harvard University and was an analyst on Wall Street, and also worked on Capital Hill.
Shaunti is a popular speaker, best-selling author, and ground-breaking social researcher.
She’s been featured in Focus on the Family, The Today Show, FamilyLife Today, The New York Times, and Cosmo.
“If you’re gonna find rest, these are the things that are going to get you there.” ~ Shaunti Feldhahn
Enjoy the multitude of topics discussed including prom, graduation, dark verses light, shift in perspective, dishes in the sink, and true rest for the soul. Be filled with joy from the inside out.
- Savoring time with daughter
- Sandwich generation
- Parents moving in
- Dad’s stroke
- Why a devotion?
- Science and Scripture
- Bite-size realization
- 8 Elements
- Touchstone Scripture
- Matthew 11:28-30
- Rest vs. Sleep
- Rest for your soul
- Shift your perspective
- Philippians 4:8
- Dishes in the sink
- Default to the crazy
- What causes stress?
- Build only on Rock
- Following your feelings
- I know me!
- Respond in Truth
- Plugging into God
- Every day life
- Can and Should
- Have, Be, and Do it all
- Big and Little Rocks
- New Zealand
- The Lord of the Rings
- Why does all this matter?
- Dark vs. Light
- Transfer of citizenship
- Behind the scenes
- Connecting with God
“If we make choices in keeping with God’s plans for us, we’re not gonna miss something. We’re gonna find something.” ~ Shaunti Feldhahn
Quotes and statements within the interview:
“Every mom here would approve of the dress.”
“I need my own devotional.”
“Like a lot of other people, you just do one day at a time and pray that things get better and trust that God has a plan for this season.”
“If we just do this a little differently, it makes a big difference in our lives.”
“And it builds up to a journey to a completely different way of life without it being hard.”
“If you’re gonna find rest, these are the things that are going to get you there.”
“Come to me, you who are weary and heavy laden. (Matthew 11:28-30)”
“I’m not sure I can slow down in quite that way for a lifetime.”
“A yoke is actually a tool for a burden beast to be able to do its work and plough the field in the heat of the day as it’s doing its work.”
“This really was convicting me.”
“Think on those things that are excellent. Think on those things that are lovely. Think on those things that are right. Think on those things that are worthy of praise rather than what’s worthy of driving you crazy.”
“Once we shift that perspective, it opens up all these other things. It’s like this gateway into all these other areas of finding rest.”
“If that promise of God is true, that you can find rest for your soul, if that’s true; then there must be a way of getting there and I think that this is a roadmap based on science and scripture to getting there.
“We make decisions and do things based on what is expedient at that moment.”
“My feelings are like the sand. They’re gonna fail me sometimes. My feelings are not always gonna point me in the right direction.”
“We’re weary. We’re burned. We’re stressed. Because we’re absolutely not plugging into God.”
“One of the reasons why we are so stressed is that we have not plugged into God.”
“Change my heart, O God.”
“And to me, that is one of the biggest causes for heartache for women especially.”
“We have to prioritize those big rocks first.”
“We’re living in the kingdom of darkness.”
“It’s about me being a better underground agent.”
“We really want it to be special.”
Where do you find rest?
- It is possible.
- Start with step one.
- Then take the next step.
What has your story gifted you?
- Sense of AWWWW!
- Sense of gratitude
“Nothing that has happened to me is anything that I planned.”
“It’s all just been God.”
Resources mentioned in the episode:
- BOOK: Find Rest
- Connect with Shaunti Feldhahn
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShauntiFeldhahn
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Shaunti-Feldhahn-227446947339836/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shauntifeldhahn/
- Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/shauntifeldhahn/
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