Pat Gohn interviews Rachel Balducci about her book, Overcommitted: Cut Chaos and Find Balance.
In the past year, I’ve been trying to avoid burnout. The coronavirus pandemic has brought scheduling challenges and changes that have required me to take a harder look at discerning how I spend my time. What am I saying “yes” to — in terms of my use of time? Keeping my calendar in front of Jesus, and keeping a daily prayer time, and keeping Sundays holy — and as a day of joy — have been life-saving. Trusting Jesus with my calendar is key, whether it's job related stress, or what I’m cooking in the kitchen this week.
That’s why I’m talking to Rachel Balducci, author of Overcommitted: Cut Chaos and Find Balance. Our identity is not about what we do, but who we are in Christ. Rachel’s message calls us to greater holiness first, and doing what God wants us to do.
I also share about a Franciscan founder of two religious orders in the U.S. and Germany, Blessed Frances Scherviers. Frances was a woman who used her time well, helping to invite troubled women into a life with Christ.
Links for this episode:
The life of Blessed Frances Scherviers
Overcommitted: Cut Chaos and Find Balance by Rachel Balducci
Find Rachel Balducci at The Gist on Catholic TV.
Other shows of related interest:
AW 252: Seeking Peace
AW 249: The Station of the Cross
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About the Author
Pat Gohn is a married empty-nester with three adult children and four grandchildren. An author, catechist, speaker, and host of the Among Women podcast since 2009, her books include the award-winning Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious: Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood, and All In: Why Belonging to the Catholic Church Matters. She works in Catholic publishing as an editor. Visit PatGohn.net