Practically Speaking

Finding Rest in the Midst of a Busy World

Don’t we all want to know that answer to this question? My friend and todays guest blogger, Courtney Joseph, shares her answers in her new book Women Living Well. She’s also giving away 5 copies of her book, so be sure to read below and find out how to be entered for your chance to win a copy!  

Just so you know a little bit about Courtney: 

Courtney Joseph has been married to her high school sweetheart for over 16 years and classically educates her son and daughter at home.  Courtney is a graduate of the Moody Bible Institute and can be found blogging on faith, marriage, parenting and homemaking at and  She has been a guest on the Rachael Ray Show, a speaker at multiple national conferences and has co-founded a rapidly growing on-line Bible Study community at  


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Living well in this modern world is a challenge.  The pace of life, along with the new front porch of social media, has changed the landscape of our lives.  Women have been told for far too long that being on the go and accumulating more things will make their lives full.  As a result, we grasp for the wrong things in life and come up empty.

As moms, wives, homemakers, co-workers, sisters, friends and daughters – we women can grow weary trying to do it all.

Jesus says “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.”
(Matthew 11:28)

Sometimes when I click around on the blog-o-sphere or on pinterest and twitter and facebook and instagram –I start to feel like my ideals and expectations for my family life rise –then reality hits and it all comes crashing down.  Life is not pinterest pretty.  It is hard and sweet and good and messy and funny and sad and just a big mixed bag!

But then I go to God’s word and open it and there I find rest as I gulp down a huge glass of living water –and it is through the principles of God’s word that I learn to be a woman — who is living well.  And there I find rest like no social media can give.

God did not make us to be cookie-cutter women. We are not replicas of each other.  We all have different husbands and different children and different circumstances and different talents and different trials that we are in.

I believe a strong Godly home can look 1,000 different ways because God made us each unique.

But God has given us principles for our walk with Him, our marriages, our parenting and our homemaking that we all can follow in our own unique way.

Are you searching for more rest within the four walls of your home? Are you wondering what principles you could be applying from God’s word that would bring more joy?  Do you find it hard to hear God’s voice amongst the clamor of this world?

The voice of the Lord is powerful – he speaks as the King of Kings!  He is worthy of us intentionally blocking out the worlds noise and tuning into his voice.  He loves us and longs to speak to us.

I invite you to join me on a journey toward being women living well through my blog at and through my newly released book titled Women Living Well: Finding Your Joy in God, Your Man, Your Kids and Your Home.


We are giving away 5 copies of the book Women Living Well!!!

Enter to win 1 of 5 copies in the Rafflecopter below. 

Also, join the discussion in the comments section by sharing one area in your life that is overwhelming you right now.

We are leaving this open all weekend and will announce the winners on Monday!

Women Living Well Giveaway

Walk with the King,