MS 034 Elizabeth Foss {Part 2}: Parenting, Perfectionism, Social Media and Burnout

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Welcome to episode 034 of Mud Stories!

Mud Stories is a podcast dedicated to bringing you inspiration in your muddiest moments, hope to make it through your mud, and encouragement for you to know, you are not alone.

In today’s episode I’m continuing my conversation with Elizabeth Foss, wife to Mike and mom to nine children–ages six to twenty six–who resides in Northern Virginia with her family.

And if you missed part one of my conversation with Elizabeth,

you can listen to Episode 033 by clicking HERE.

Elizabeth is a homeschooler, knitter, runner, family life columnist and writer for over 20 years, the author of two books, and she blogs regularly about all things at the heart of her home.

Elizabeth finds the charm, wonder, and the cacophony of big family imperfection to be great inspiration as she strives to meet the challenges of daily life with creativity and grace.

In this episode Elizabeth and I discuss:

  • How to help adult children through hard things
  • How suffering and adversity is a gift that shapes us
  • How our compassion and empathy for others grows through suffering

Together we wrestle through:

  • How perfectionism is about our need to control
  • How God values us just the way we are
  • How to show our children grace
  • How to transparently show our struggles and failures to our kids

Elizabeth and I talk about:

  • Navigating Social Media and how to use it for good
  • Guarding our hearts and the temptation to compare and compete with others
  • How to nurture friendships that start online
  • Burnout recovery
  • The difference between burnout and depression
  • Details about the Restore Workshop

 Mud Stories 034: God loves you, not for what you do, but just as you are. ~@elizabethfoss [Tweet that]

And after you listen, I’d be SO grateful if you’d take the time to give a rating or review over at iTunes, to help others find this podcast. (follow the instructions below) Enjoy!

SCRIPTURE:

Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion?

Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life.

I’ll show you how to take a real rest.

Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it.

Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.

I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you.

Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.

Matthew 11:28-30 (MSG)

CONNECT with Elizabeth:

Elizabeth’s Website: elizabethfoss.com

Social Media:

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The Restore Workshop:

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Have questions about Restore?

Elizabeth answers FAQ’s HERE

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Register for The Restore Workshop HERE

(through April 12, 2015)

LINKS:

{For email subscribers: To watch this video, click HERE}

So Glad

Written by, Chris Christian, Brown Bannister, Amy Grant

I had laid some mighty plans
Thought I held them in my hands
Then my world began to crumble all away
I tried to build it back again
I couldn’t bear to see it end
How it hurt to know You wanted it that way

 

Chorus:
And I’m so glad, glad to find the reason
That I’m happy-sad that You’ve torn it all away
And I’m so glad, though it hurts to know I’m leaving
Everything I ever thought that I would be
Once I held it in my hand
It was a kingdom made of sand
But now you’ve blown it all away
I can’t believe that I can say that I’m glad

 

Long before my plans were made
I know a master plan was laid
With a power that superceded my control
And if that truth could pierce my heart
I wouldn’t wander from the start
Trying desperately to make it on my own

 

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