So many women are living overcommitted lives and buckling under the nagging guilt. When they are busy, they feel guilty for not playing with their kids or having a quiet time of prayer and Bible study. When they try to rest, they feel guilty because there’s so much left to do. It’s an endless cycle of overwork and exhaustion. Yet inside every woman’s heart is a longing for true rest. It’s there because God designed us that way–but it seems out of reach.
Enough is enough. Our lives probably aren’t going to get less busy, especially if we’re in a demanding season of life, but we can do busy better. In this burden-lifting book, Glynnis Whitwer helps women examine their hearts and their schedules in order to seek a healthy and holy balance between–and enjoyment of–both work and rest. She shows readers how to prioritize their goals and their time, how to be present in the moment as Jesus was, and how to find the freedom of true soul rest. Most importantly, she shows women that their worth is found not in their accomplishments but in the love of the One who made them for work and for rest.
In Taming the To-Do List, Glynnis Whitwer exposes a seismic shift in society: from one in which most of us were proactive to one in which we carry the burden of having to respond–to every email, text, tweet, and message we receive. This creates a cycle where everyone else sets the priorities for our days rather than us directing our own lives. The result? We procrastinate, putting off the important stuff for later while we tend to the “urgent” stuff right now.
By Glynnis Whitwer and Karen Ehman (Published by Revell) Every day is worth celebrating!
You want to create lasting memories of special occasions for your family. But at the end of the day, you might not have the time and energy you wish you had to plan the perfect celebration. Everyday Confetti is your go-to guide to making holidays, birthdays, special events, and even the everyday special. Inside you find more than two hundred ways to make memories with your family, including easy recipes, fun activities, and inexpensive decorating ideas—all simple, doable, and stress-free.
I Used to Be So Organized
If you’ve given up on getting your schedule, office or home organized, Glynnis Whitwer’s book, I Used to Be So Organized, will help. In it, Glynnis addresses the frustrations many women feel when they can’t get a handle on their lives. The truth is, getting organized in today’s reality is like being hired for a job and given no training. Old ways of organization are ineffective given our world of information overload, increased expectations and technology advances that won’t slow down. Thankfully, we can learn new ways of managing life. Glynnis combines encouragement with lots of tips on how to bring peace and order to your life.
When Your Child is Hurting
By Glynnis Whitwer (published by Harvest House Publishers)
In this book, Glynnis identifies many of the inevitable hurts children experience and gives parents practical, effective advice to handle these painful situations. She also gently helps readers identify their own personal fears, painful memories, and angry reactions and understand how those emotions cloud their judgment and interfere with effective assistance.
work@home: A Practical Guide for Women Who Want to Work from Home
by Glynnis Whitwer (published by New Hope Publishers)
Work@home is available from Proverbs 31 Ministries and sellers on Amazon. It’s a practical and inspirational guide offering help with all aspects of transitioning from the corporate workplace to working from home. Transitioning home requires careful thought, organization and expectations. Glynnis helps readers analyze the true cost of working outside the home, create a budget, define a timeline, find employment at home, and be successful working from home.
What is worship really all about? Why do we do it? What purpose and place does it have in our lives among a community of fellow followers of Jesus? This 6-week small group study guide explores the following issues: settling the issue of lordship, experiencing God in worship, gaining a God-perspective, developing our character through worship, overcoming obstacles to worship and advancing God’s kingdom.
Simply going to church and adhering to a list of “dos” and “don’ts” are a far cry from the life God intends for us to have as Christians. He wants us to change the world around us, which begins by understanding the power of a deep relationship with Him. This 6-week small group study guide explores the following topics: knowing the Bible, making prayer a priority, living a life of obedience, giving to God, living in community, and serving others.
Knowing God makes all the difference in how we navigate our daily lives. Not know about God, but really knowing God as we know a friend and understanding the depth and nature of His character. This 6-week small group study guide covers the topics of the sovereignty of God, His unchanging character, His amazing grace, the trustworthiness of God, His nearness and His unending love.
What was God’s original design for community? When Jesus established the first “church” there were no stained glass windows, pews or organs. As challenging as it would be to unite such a diverse group into a purpose-filled family, Jesus knew it was His Heavenly Father’s desire. This 6-week small group study guide covers the topics of the family of believers, why community is good, loving one another, learning to forgive, cultivating spiritual growth and identifying our part.
Other writing credits:
NIV Real-Life Bible for Women (Zondervan 2013), General Editor of Devotions
Encouragement for Today Devotions (Zondervan, 2013), Contributing Author
Contributing author to God’s Purpose for Every Woman, (Harvest House)
Contributing author to Leading Women to the Heart of God (Focus on the Family)
Contributing author to Building Your Women’s Ministry (Harvest House)