Simply Sabbath

Rachel Fahrenbach

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.

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Episodes

Ep 47: Seven Final Thoughts on Keeping the Sabbath
Jan 22 2023
Ep 47: Seven Final Thoughts on Keeping the Sabbath
In today’s episode, Rachel shares seven thoughts about Sabbath as she brings the podcast to a state of rest. *** START PRACTICING SABBATH as a family with a simple, step-by-step guide ✅CLICK HERE 👉 https://simplysabbath.com/guide This video is NOT sponsored. Some product links are affiliate links which means if you buy something Rachel will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.  📒 Show Notes and Resources 📒 🔴 FREE Guide + Printables → https://simplysabbath.com/guide   About the Episode: Today will be the last new episode added to the podcast for a while. God has prompted Rachel to move the podcast into a state of rest for the time being. To wrap things up, Rachel is sharing seven final thoughts she has about the Sabbath and practicing it as a busy, Christian family.   Even though new episodes are no longer being added to the podcast, you can still check out Simply Sabbath, an online resource for busy Christian Moms who want to practice Sabbath each week with their families.   Here are some resources you’ll find at Simply Sabbath:  ⚡️FREE GUIDE: Get a step-by-step guide to getting started simply: https://simplysabbath.com/guide   ⚡️FREE PRINTABLES: Get printable sample schedules, checklists, and more: https://simplysabbath.com/printables   ⚡️DIG DEEPER: Intrigued by the conversation of Sabbath or want to get practical advice for practicing it each week with your family? You can check out more resources here: https://simplysabbath.com/digdeeper   ⚡️BOOK: Check out the REST & REFLECT guided journal to help you put rhythms of rest in your week: https://rachelfahrenbach.com/journal   Follow Simply Sabbath on Instagram https://instagram.com/simplysabbath   Connect with Rachel on Social Media https://rachelfahrenbach.com https://instagram.com/rachelfahrenbach https://facebook.com/rachelfahrenbach https://tiktok.com/@rachelfahrenbach https://pinterest.com/rachelfahrenbach https://linkedin.com/in/rachelfahrenbach   About the podcast: Welcome! If you feel like you are about to break from exhaustion, allow me to invite you to Simply Sabbath. In this podcast for the burnt-out Christian mom, we explore thoughts about Sabbath, tips for implementing it into your week, and stories from other moms who have also embraced this gift of rest from their Creator.   ============================= This podcast was recorded & edited using: ============================= Microphone: Audio-Technica ATR2100X Amazon ➡️ https://amzn.to/3GCUrD5 Equipment: Pyle Microphone Boom Suspension Stand Amazon ➡️ https://amzn.to/3VGlwtr Video Editing: Descript Descript ➡️ https://www.descript.com?lmref=r1smdQ
Ep 46: Sabbath & a Life of Abundance with Jazmin N. Frank
Oct 21 2022
Ep 46: Sabbath & a Life of Abundance with Jazmin N. Frank
Sabbath is often associated with limitations, but today’s guest is suggesting that Sabbath is actually tied more to abundance than lack.  *** START PRACTICING SABBATH as a family with a simple, step-by-step guide ✅CLICK HERE 👉 https://simplysabbath.com/guide   This video is NOT sponsored. Some product links are affiliate links which means if you buy something Rachel will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.    📒 Show Notes and Resources 📒 Buy Jazmin’s bible study on the book of Exodus: Finally Free  Amazon ➡️ https://amzn.to/3QKT3BO   🔴 FREE Guide + Printables → https://simplysabbath.com/guide   About My Guest: Jazmin N. Frank is a Bible teacher and faith mentor. With a focus on building relationship with God through spiritual rhythms, Jazmin equips and encourages ordinary people to love God, love His story, and live devoted. She is the author of several Bible studies including Finally Free, In the Waiting, and Name Above All Names. Jazmin loves creating content that helps people dive deep into Scripture, while also teaching Bible study skills.    Learn more and connect with Jazmin online @jazminnfrank or on her website jazminnfrank.com.   ============================= 📱 Subscribe and Listen to the Simply Sabbath Podcast HERE:  ============================= Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/simply-sabbath/id1594635889 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1CnmBwUOlDhTtXOda4irgx?si=05a11d0cf7ce4264 YouTube: https://youtube.com/@simplysabbath   ============================= This podcast was recorded & edited using: ============================= Microphone: Audio-Technica ATR2100X Amazon ➡️ https://amzn.to/3GCUrD5   Equipment: Pyle Microphone Boom Suspension Stand Amazon ➡️ https://amzn.to/3VGlwtr   Video Editing: Descript Descript ➡️ https://www.descript.com?lmref=r1smdQ   ============================= Simply Sabbath is a resource for busy Christian Moms who want to practice Sabbath each week with their families.   Here are some resources you’ll find at Simply Sabbath:  ⚡️FREE GUIDE: Get a step-by-step guide to getting started simply: https://simplysabbath.com/guide   ⚡️FREE PRINTABLES: Get printable sample schedules, checklists, and more: https://simplysabbath.com/printables   ⚡️DIG DEEPER: Intrigued by the conversation of Sabbath or want to get practical advice for practicing it each week with your family? You can check out more resources here: https://simplysabbath.com/digdeeper   ⚡️BOOK: Check out the REST & REFLECT guided journal to help you put rhythms of rest in your week: https://rachelfahrenbach.com/journal   Follow Simply Sabbath on Instagram https://instagram.com/simplysabbath   Connect with Rachel on Social Media https://rachelfahrenbach.com https://instagram.com/rachelfahrenbach https://facebook.com/rachelfahrenbach https://tiktok.com/@rachelfahrenbach https://pinterest.com/rachelfahrenbach https://linkedin.com/in/rachelfahrenbach   About the podcast: Welcome! If you feel like you are about to break from exhaustion, allow me to invite you to Simply Sabbath. In this podcast for the burnt-out Christian mom, we explore thoughts about Sabbath, tips for implementing it into your week, and stories from other moms who have also embraced this gift of rest from their Creator.   #simplysabbath #sabbathpractice #observingsabbath #sabbathday #sabbathrest #rest
Ep 45: Sabbath & the Single Mom with Lynn Matthews
Oct 7 2022
Ep 45: Sabbath & the Single Mom with Lynn Matthews
In this episode, Rachel and her guest discuss the unique challenges facing single moms who want to observe a sabbath rest. *** START PRACTICING SABBATH as a family with a simple, step-by-step guide ✅CLICK HERE 👉 https://simplysabbath.com/guide This video is NOT sponsored. Some product links are affiliate links which means if you buy something Rachel will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.  📒 Show Notes and Resources 📒 🔴 FREE Guide + Printables → https://simplysabbath.com/guide About My Guest: Lynn Matthews is a remarried widow, empty nester, community service chaplain, and daughter of the king. She’s a writer learning to embrace joy and make the most of this glorious life. Lynn lives in Michigan with her family.   Connect with Lynn: https://www.instagram.com/lynn.matthews.mi/ https://findingthegodofallcomfort.blogspot.com/   ============================= 📱 Subscribe and Listen to the Simply Sabbath Podcast HERE:  ============================= Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/simply-sabbath/id1594635889 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1CnmBwUOlDhTtXOda4irgx?si=05a11d0cf7ce4264 YouTube: https://youtube.com/@simplysabbath   ============================= This podcast was recorded & edited using: ============================= Microphone: Audio-Technica ATR2100X Amazon ➡️ https://amzn.to/3GCUrD5   Equipment: Pyle Microphone Boom Suspension Stand Amazon ➡️ https://amzn.to/3VGlwtr   Video Editing: Descript Descript ➡️ https://www.descript.com?lmref=r1smdQ   ============================= Simply Sabbath is a resource for busy Christian Moms who want to practice Sabbath each week with their families.   Here are some resources you’ll find at Simply Sabbath:  ⚡️FREE GUIDE: Get a step-by-step guide to getting started simply: https://simplysabbath.com/guide   ⚡️FREE PRINTABLES: Get printable sample schedules, checklists, and more: https://simplysabbath.com/printables   ⚡️DIG DEEPER: Intrigued by the conversation of Sabbath or want to get practical advice for practicing it each week with your family? You can check out more resources here: https://simplysabbath.com/digdeeper   ⚡️BOOK: Check out the REST & REFLECT guided journal to help you put rhythms of rest in your week: https://rachelfahrenbach.com/journal   Follow Simply Sabbath on Instagram https://instagram.com/simplysabbath   Connect with Rachel on Social Media https://rachelfahrenbach.com https://instagram.com/rachelfahrenbach https://facebook.com/rachelfahrenbach https://tiktok.com/@rachelfahrenbach https://pinterest.com/rachelfahrenbach https://linkedin.com/in/rachelfahrenbach   About the podcast: Welcome! If you feel like you are about to break from exhaustion, allow me to invite you to Simply Sabbath. In this podcast for the burnt-out Christian mom, we explore thoughts about Sabbath, tips for implementing it into your week, and stories from other moms who have also embraced this gift of rest from their Creator.
Ep 43: The Flexibility of Sabbath with Anna Kettle
Sep 23 2022
Ep 43: The Flexibility of Sabbath with Anna Kettle
Because our culture does not practice Sabbath together in a specific way, not even our church culture, we have to approach Sabbath with a very individualist view of it. What rest looks like for one may not be what rest looks like for another. My guest today, Anna Kettle, author of Sand Between Your Toes, shares with us how that flexibility helps us to embrace the heart-posture of Sabbath rather than executing a specific plant. Listen in. About My Guest: Anna Kettle is an experienced writer, published author, podcaster, and an award-winning marketing professional. Her first book ‘Sand Between Your Toes: Inspirations for a Slower, Simpler & More Soulful Life’ released last year under Tyndale House. Anna is a slow living advocate, a lover of coffee and good conversation, and a big believer in the healing power of words. She is married to husband Andy, and mum to their son, Ben. They live in the beautiful waterfront city of Liverpool in England.   Connect with Anna: https://www.annakettle.com/  https://www.instagram.com/annakettlewrites/ https://www.facebook.com/annakettlewrites https://www.pinterest.es/annakettlewrites    Connect with Rachel https://rachelfahrenbach.com  http://facebook.com/rachelfahrenbach http://instagram.com/rachelfahrenbach   Next Steps Want to know the difference be between pseudo-rest and real rest? Find out now with Anna’s helpful Rest Inventory: https://www.annakettle.com/gifts  Want to start practicing Sabbath but don't know exactly where to begin? Start here: https://simplysabbath.com/sabbathguide/
Ep 42: Sabbath as a Business Owner with Valerie Woerner
Sep 16 2022
Ep 42: Sabbath as a Business Owner with Valerie Woerner
These days, Chick-Fil-A and Hobby Lobby are the odd ones out when it comes to closing your business down one day a week. And even more rare is an online shop “closing” for a day. But, that’s exactly what Valerie Woerner does each week for her business Val Marie Paper. Today, she joins me on the Simply Sabbath podcast to discuss her experience with practicing Sabbath as a business owner.  About My Guest: Valerie Woerner's mission is to help women live intentional lives that are an outflow of a fruitful, focused prayer life. She is the author of several books, including Pray Confidently and Consistently, as well as the owner of Val Marie Paper, where she designs prompted prayer journals and other practical products that eliminate distraction and increase focus in prayer. Valerie lives in Lafayette, Louisiana with her husband, Tyler, and their two daughters. Visit her online shop at https://valmariepaper.com.    Connect with Valerie https://www.valmariepaper.com/welcome-to-vmp/  http://instagram.com/valmariepaper https://www.facebook.com/valmariepaper https://www.pinterest.com/valeriewoerner/  Monthly Pep Talk: http://www.valmariepaper.com/newsletter/    Connect with Rachel https://rachelfahrenbach.com  http://facebook.com/rachelfahrenbach http://instagram.com/rachelfahrenbach   Next Steps Learn more about the beautiful resources Valerie creates for our prayer life here: https://www.valmariepaper.com/welcome-to-vmp/ Get Valerie’s book: Pray Confidently and Consistently: Finally Let Go of the Things Holding You Back from Your Most Important Conversation https://amzn.to/3QUQkUW  Want to start practicing Sabbath but don't know exactly where to begin? Start here: https://simplysabbath.com/sabbathguide/
Ep 41: Sabbath & Ministry Burnout with Elisa Johnston
Aug 19 2022
Ep 41: Sabbath & Ministry Burnout with Elisa Johnston
Burnout. It’s real and it’s happening in our churches, our nonprofits, our ministries, and our missional living. We want to do good and make a change in our community, but often, serving others takes more out of us than we’re ready for emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Suddenly, we find ourselves trying to help others from a place of exhaustion. In today’s conversation, Elisa Johnston, a nonprofit founder and director, shares her own journey of burnout, how Sabbath became a necessity in life, and how she now advocates for rhythms of rest for those in serving roles. About My Guest: Elisa Johnston empowers ordinary people to be fully alive while making the difference they were born to make at Average Advocate, procrastinates on Instagram, and brings freedom to the exploited through Blackout Trafficking. Whenever and wherever she can, she explores with her three littles and adopted housemate. Thankfully, God, her husband, and other favorite introverts are all particularly grounding, because otherwise her passion to raise-up leaders, live missionally, and start world changing things would compel her into a creative oblivion.   Connect with Elisa: https://averageadvocate.com  https://facebook.com/averageadvocate https://www.instagram.com/averageadvocate https://twitter.com/averageadvocate https://www.pinterest.com/averageadvocate    Connect with Rachel https://simplysabbath.com  https://facebook.com/simplysabbath https://instagram.com/simplysabbathcollective   Next Steps You can find Elisa’s 5 Phases of Rising Up here: https://averageadvocate.com  Want to start practicing Sabbath but don't know exactly where to begin? Grab this free guide to help you: https://simplysabbath.com/sabbathguide/
Ep 34: Should Christians Observe Sabbath? (pt. 1)
Apr 27 2022
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 data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAPABAP///wAAACH5BAEKAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAICRAEAOw==
Ep 29: Observing Sabbath as a Couple with Nancy Lerma
Feb 16 2022
Ep 29: Observing Sabbath as a Couple with Nancy Lerma
While my conversation with Nancy Lerma started out talking about how she and her husband just recently started observing Sabbath, it led to a deeper reflection and advice about treating Sabbath as a gift, connecting as a couple, and being a leader as a parent. We also talked about what a stolen truck has to do with Sabbath, so you definitely won't want to miss this episode!   About My Guest Nancy Jane Lerma flies the banner of truth as a writer, speaker, storyteller and teacher. She loves to invite others into a deep and abiding relationship with Jesus. Nancy has served as an Associate Teaching Director for Community Bible Study and has been a speaker to MOPS groups. She and her husband Ron have been married for 33 years and live with their Black Lab Packer in the Central Valley of California. Nancy loves to play tennis, swim and feed family and friends with farm to table slow cooking. She and Ron have 4 young adult children, three that are married and two very adorable grandchildren.   Links Connect to Nancy Website: https://www.nancyjanespeaks.com/  Facebook: https://facebook.com/NancyLerma  Instagram: https://instagram.com/nancyjanelerma   Connect with Rachel https://rachelfahrenbach.com  Instagram: https://instagram.com/rachelfahrenbach Facebook: https://facebook.com/rachelfahrenbach   Resources Scripture Mentioned Galatians Colossians 2 Isaiah 56 Episode 17: Sabbath & Your Enneagram Number with Jenn Whitmer https://rachelfahrenbach.com/episode17   Now What? If you are ready to start practicing Sabbath, get your FREE guide: https://rachelfahrenbach.com/busymomsguide