Friday, August 1

If You’re Living With the Stress of an Overwhelmed Schedule…

Do you ever feel a little worn down and a lot worn out? Is your schedule dictated by the requests and endless demands that rush at you each day? When more requests come, do you ever dread saying yes but feel powerless to say no?

Me too.

I’m so tired of living in a constant state of disappointment. I’m disappointed in myself for saying yes to too many things. I’m disappointed in my attitude when my schedule gets stressful and the worst version of me is on display.

And even when I’m brave and make adjustments to my schedule, I get stressed over disappointing others and then living with the guilt of saying no.

Something has to change. This isn’t just about adjusting my schedule. It’s deeper than that. I need a change for the sake of my soul.

After all, when a woman lives with the stress of an overwhelmed schedule, she will often ache with the sadness of an underwhelmed soul.


If we want things about our lives to change, we have to change the way we use the two most powerful words: yes and no.

That’s why I wrote my new book, The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands. To help us make better decisions and to get more intentional with the time God has given us.

So I want to kick off the release of this book by giving you access to a FREE event packed with teaching you won’t want to miss!

When: August 12th at 6:30pm EST

Where: Right from the comfort of your home, you can join in by logging on right here at Enter your information in the form below so we can send you a reminder email on August 12th.

(If you are near Charlotte, NC and want to attend in person, click here to reserve your spot. Please note the doors open at 5:30pm and the live event starts at 6:15pm EST.)

Who: For you and all your friends. You bring the snacks and the computer, I’ll bring the message!

Want to know something really fun? If you register at one of the links above you’ll be entered for some wonderful giveaways being announced the night of the webcast.

And although The Best Yes doesn’t release until August 12th, you can pre-order today and get $50 of free gifts, including the audio book! Click here to get your copy.

Thank you, friend! It’s so good to have you by my side as we seek Biblical truth in our pursuit of the Best Yes answers for our lives.

Tuesday, July 29

Recapture What Gets Lost in the Rush

My marriage isn’t perfect. No marriage is.

I’ve been known to throw orange juice across the kitchen, pitch a complete fit over something totally irrational, and go silent for days.

Yeah me.

But twenty two years has taught me love, real love, is two people deciding to stay. Work it out. Fall in love again. And fight for, not against, one another.

Each morning I have a routine with my husband. It’s simple. Nothing profound. Nothing for which we’d ever stop and snap a picture.

It’s just a moment.

He asks me to help him pick a tie. He then needs gentle hands to fold the collar over.

Actually, he doesn’t need. He wants gentle hands to fold the collar over. And I do. It’s just a moment. But it’s a moment where we stop. We see what a gift imperfect love is.

And in this unrushed silence, we connect.

It’s just a moment together. Or is it?

(Click here to watch the video if you’re viewing this in an email.)

This kind of together can only happen when we choose to experience the thrill of the unrushed yes. It’s being together and relishing that togetherness even with all its imperfections. This is true for marriages but also for family and for friends who feel like family.

I’m tired of rushing and stressing and missing out on the sweet parts of life. I want to savor more of these unrushed moments. And if I had to take a guess, I think you do too.

I wrote my new book, The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands, to help us do just that.

If you’re living with the stress of an overwhelmed schedule and aching with the sadness of an underwhelmed soul, please know you are not alone. I share so many of my personal struggles with this in the book and want to breathe life into your hard places today. To pre-order your copy of The Best Yes, click here. You’ll receive $50 of free resources that won’t be available when the book releases August 12th.

I’m also giving away 3 copies of The Best Yes. Leave a comment below telling me what your favorite unrushed moment is.

Tuesday, July 22

Unrush Me

Ever felt like you’ve set your life to the rhythm of rush? Me too.

Sometimes it takes stepping out of the rush to see things. Recently, I went to the Holy Land. It was a trip I’d longed to take for years. But as the day to leave marched closer and closer, I wished I’d scheduled it later—another time, a time when life didn’t feel so busy.

Exhaustion gnawed deep places in my heart, demanding me to slow down. But how? I’ve made my decisions and now my decisions have made me. Me — this shell of a woman caught in the rush of endless demands.

But the trip was booked, so I went. And I’m forever glad I did. In the Holy Land, busy took a break from chasing me. This trip forced me to “unrush,” and I discovered I like who I am so much better when I’m not set to the wrong rhythm.

I also learned so much about Jesus. His life. His decisions. His lessons.

Today, I’m sharing the most impactful lesson about unrushing that I learned over at (in)courage – will you join me? I have a feeling you might need a breath of fresh air in your schedule. Click here to read more.

We’ll also talk more about an unrushed life in my free, 5-day “Unrush Me” devotional. It’s so easy to sign up and it’s a sneak preview of the message of my new book, The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands. The devotional will be sent right to your email every morning to encourage you before all of the day’s demands come flooding in. Click here to sign up.

Today, I’m giving away an advanced reader copy of The Best Yes as well as a beautiful “Unrush Me” necklace here on the blog and at (in)courage… so you have two chances to win!

"Unrush Me, Lord…" - The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst

To enter, leave a comment below with a simple way that you can unrush your schedule right now. Or, be among the first to pre-order your copy of The Best Yes and receive $50 of free resources! Just click here to get your copy.