SJP #031: Rachel Swanson: Faith Over Fear: Overcoming Anxiety

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SJP Episode #031 with Rachel Swanson Faith Over Fear Overcoming Anxiety

Simply Joyful Podcast — Rachel Swanson: Faith Over Fear: Overcoming Anxiety 

Today on the podcast, I am so excited to have my friend, Rachel Swanson, with me. We're chatting about overcoming anxiety and how understanding God's character can help you to overcome it. As moms I know that it's very common to struggle with fear. With all the bad things going on in the world, it’s too easy to let that fear creep in—I know it is for me. With shootings, hurricanes, and natural disasters going on, my first response after getting the tragic news is to put myself in their shoes and wonder what I would do to protect my kids in those situations. Then I worry and worry! Sometimes there is no good answer, but that's usually when the fear kicks in. The reality is that I know I have to trust God and really put my trust in Him. So, that’s what the heart of our talk about is today — you're going to love it!

Rachel’s new book is unique. It is a devotional coloring book called Big and Little Coloring Devotional. It’s really cool. My girls and I have really been enjoying it. Each page has a little devotional — one for mom (or dad) and one for your child. My only dilemma is that I’m trying to color with BOTH my girls.

I cannot wait for you to hear this episode! Get ready to be encouraged! 

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Exciting News:

I've been working on a really fun membership site! It will have exclusive content and videos. We’re going to have members only discounts on courses — including my new course coming out in late November. There will be extra interviews, downloads, and behind-the-scenes of the podcast. We will also have bonus episodes! Episodes only available for the members! Plus, we will have a members-only forum. Head over to to get more information! I can't wait for you to join me there!

Highlights from the Show:

  • Rachel shares a bit about the season of having three babies in diapers (they are now 5 and 3 1/2—19 months apart!) and the “funness” of being sleep deprived.
  • Rachel shares about her “bold butterfly approach” mentioned in her bio and why the butterfly is so important to her.
  • This is the person God has designed me to be. —Rachel Swanson
  • He did not design the butterfly to live a caterpillar life. — Kristi Clover
  • I asked Rachel to tell her God story, and how God painted love and joy back into her life.
  • My relationship with God was “God-in-a-box”. —Rachel Swanson
  • Rachel shares about her stress and anxiety.
  • When we feel like something is off, that is when we need someone from the outside to help us see our blindspots. —Rachel Swanson
  • Rachel digs a little deeper into her study of Psalms, and how the character of God helped her get through her anxiety.
  • Philippians 4:6-7
  • Rachel reminds us of four truths to remember when going through stress and anxiety
  • God is in control. —Rachel Swanson
  • Life is a slow cooker. Not an instant pot. —Kristi Clover


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