Devoted Dreamers: 44 - Rachel Swanson: Author | Speaker | Creative Entrepreneur

Rachel Swanson is a dental hygienist turned author and speaker. Her book, Big and Little Coloring Devotional (released in LifeWay Christian Stores, April 2017) was birthed by her own struggle to keep it together as a busy mama of three children under two years old. A rising inspirational speaker, Rachel shares personal and spiritual growth insights related to encouraging moms in motherhood, helping women discover their unique purpose in Christ, understanding God’s design for healthy sexuality, and overcoming stress and anxiety in their lives.

IF YOU HAVE EVER FELT SURPRISED BY THE DREAMS GOD HAS GIVEN YOU, THIS IS THE EPISODE FOR YOU.

Rachel talks openly about the dreams she didn’t see coming in a season of feeling anxious and overwhelmed as a mom of three little kids. She shares what inspired her to create the Big and Little Coloring Devotional and how it’s helped her find time to be in God’s word and engage her kids with scripture.

She is honest about the insecurities she’s struggled with on this journey towards writing and speaking, the lies the enemy has used to try to defeat her progress, and how daily submitting those things to God has helped her continue to walk forward. 

I loved hearing her share about letting go of control and allowing God to lead us in taking the next steps toward our dream.  

A little homework assignment for you following this episode. >> Get the worksheet, and spend just 10 minutes narrowing down what you truly care about in this world. 

A little homework assignment for you following this episode. >> Get the worksheet, and spend just 10 minutes narrowing down what you truly care about in this world. 

RACHEL’S RECOMMENDATIONS:

Read Rachel's blog post for more of the backstory on the coloring book: http://refineandrestore.com/so-much-more-than-a-coloring-book/

RACHEL'S INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY:
Be sure to enter the Instagram Giveaway to win a copy of Rachel's new book, Big and Little Coloring Devotional. Just follow me and Rachel and tag two friends on either of our posts about the giveaway. Entries accepted until midnight (PT) on May 11, 2017. Rachel and I will select a winner on May 12th and tag in her the comments of our posts.

SCRIPTURE:

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand.
His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

~ Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT)

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
~Psalm 37:4 (ESV)

BOOKS:
Experiencing God by Henry & Richard Blackaby and Claude King
Nothing to Prove by Jennie Allen

TRAINING:
B.L.A.S.T. (Building Leaders, Authors, Speakers & Teachers)

CONNECT WITH RACHEL:
Refine & Restore Website || Rachel C. Swanson Website || Instagram || Facebook 

 

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