Sarah J. Hauser
About the Author

Sarah J. Hauser is a Chicago-based writer and speaker. She shares biblical truth to nourish the soul—and occasional recipes to nourish the body. Her book, All Who Are Weary: Finding True Rest by Letting Go of the Burdens You Were Never Meant to Carry (Moody), releases April 2023.

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  1. I, too, tend to overbook myself. I tend to focus on the next thing versus being present. It causes so much disarray. This is a wonderful reminder to slow down. Beautiful words.

  2. Susan I had to slow down not feel I had to do as much for others. Think of myself. As tend to think of other more than myself. Then I get my health suffers because of it. I do home help for my Dad. I do enjoy it. But you could have my Dad’s who is 82 next month spotless today. Come tomorrow it as if you didn’t do it at all. My sister’s they don’t get to help our Dad as much as me. Because they have kids to see too. Homework to do. Football brownies to take them to etc. Plus they are working. But the so visit our Dad in evenings. Do what they can. So I feel if I don’t do for our Dad. It not get done. Then it stays dirty. My Husband keeps telling me. If your Dad not worried nor your Sisters. Why should you. As long as the basic done for him. Like his bathroom kitchen fire cleaned plus bed made. Plus the odd wash done of his clothes and left dry for the ironing lady. The rest will do. I do to much as I like to see it left right. Then it can affect me. As then tiredness then take over in my own life. That I too tired to do my own house. I bring it on myself. As God has told me to slow down. Don’t feel I have my Dad’s house tidy every day for him. Do the basics for him and twice a week put on wash for for him. Rest more think of me. Don’t exhaust myself. As Jesus took time to rest and be about his Father’s business. I feel God saying yes help your Dad. But take time to also to rest and be like my son Jesus did. Take time to rest and be about my business in prayer and reading my word. That good advice for me from the Lord. Thank you for today reading it has spoke to also. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xx

  3. i was recently asked to take on a bigger role in ministry in our women’s ministry at church. I struggled with saying yes. I didn’t want to overextend myself & shortchange the roles I already have. We are busy as in BUSY already!!! I so want to schedule a PJ day– no alarm clock set, nothing on the calendar and only get up when we want, do what we want, take showers only if we want to and just wallow in being together and rest but the calendar is ugly full. Maybe in March??? Yet that nudge to not say no kept pushing me. Saying yes means I must be more, as in totally, dependent on God to order my steps to get it all done and all done well. What more perfect place is there to be? Not hurried, not overwhelmed with the to do list just intentional in my steps to accomplish the tasks and willing to ask for help from others after asking God for help in each step. He wants us to be more reliant on Him each day. Say no to hurry & yes to Him even if the yes is a no to doing more. Blessings upon blessings! (((0)))

  4. Sarah,

    Life can get super busy at times. We have to schedule margin into our lives. Take time each week-each day for rest & being with Jesus. Taking a look at Jesus’ life He was never ever in a hurry. When Lazarus died He waited three days to go down there. While on His way to Jairus’ house to heal his daughter Jesus took time for a woman who touched His cloak to heal herself. If Jesus can rearrange His schedule for rest or to help others then we should do likewise.

    Blessings 🙂