What do you do when the vision you had for your life does not match your reality? How do you embrace and navigate the seemingly mundane routines of the hidden years? Is there a difference between selfishness and self-care? How do you discover the root cause of your fears and replace them with God’s truth?

We dig into these topics and so much more today with Ruth Simons. Ruth is an immensely creative, Jesus-focused, gospel-centered artist, writer, and speaker. Her desire is to be a modern day John the Baptist and use her gifts, talents, and abilities to point the masses to Jesus Christ. You’ve probably seen her work on her beautifully inspiring Instagram account, @Gracelaced.

Listen in to hear how Ruth, a self-proclaimed girly girl, learned to embrace her life as a mom of six boys. You’ll also hear how she found moments to nurture her soul and cultivate her gifts in the midst of a chaotic season in her life. Ruth even shares how cultural expectations developed a fear of failure in her heart that she had to learn overcome.

Above all, you’ll hear Ruth’s heart to use every moment of her day as an opportunity to worship God.

Highlight from Today’s Episode:

  • Embracing the life God has designed for you
  • Navigating the hidden years and enjoying guilt-free self care
  • Overcoming the pressures of cultural expectations
  • Maximizing opportunities with intentionality to spread the gospel

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Let’s Talk!

After you’ve listened to the podcast, I’d love to continue the conversation. Be sure and leave a comment!

  1. What expectation for your life do you need to surrender to God’s plan for your life?
  2. Do you need to schedule self-care into your life? What is one practical way you could do that in the next month?
  3. How can you worship God today in the middle of your normal routines?

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