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The Refreshed Moms Podcast

Deanna Mason

Deanna Mason of Refreshed Moms and Needle Movers for Social Equity chats about helping overcommitted mom entrepreneurs, homeschoolers, ministers, and/or home managers realign their work, faith, and rest practices in order to feel connected to God and spiritually refreshed.
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Listen to me: You Need Help.
Yes you do.
I have yet to find a mom who is leading in multiple areas of life (work, business, ministry, homeschool, etc.) who doesn't need help in some kind of way.
But the problem is, we're not very good about asking for it.
We're really good with going down with the ship, but we're challenged when it comes to accepting a life vest.
It's a problem.
Here's the thing: You were not created to go at it alone. You're not even built for it.
YOU. NEED. HELP.
And sometimes, you're the one who is giving the help. It's a beautiful rhythm that God anticipated his creation would experience, and his desire is for us to not have one need among us (can you even fathom this?).
There was a time where I thought the modern church could never live up to the call of supportive, helpful community, but my heart is different now. It is possible. And in this last episode of the Restful Work Series, I'm sharing my thoughts on why you need help in order to do the very work God is requiring of you - as a mom, as a leader, as a women who loves Jesus.
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FREE Mini-Course - Making a Rest Plan

You can turn business burnout around, and it begins with knowing how to rest.

This mini-course includes very short video lessons on the 7 ways to rest, my Rest Needs Quiz, and a 30-Day Scripture Writing Plan on Rest.

Enroll HERE.

The Refreshed Moms Podcast Sabbath Rest Community

The #1 community for mom leaders who desire to create a weekly 24-hour sabbath rest practice in order to sustain the work they feel called to do.

If you feel like God has called you to do important work while you’re in a season of motherhood, but the rigor of leadership needed to accomplish it all is feeling like too much, then this community is for you.

Learn more or join HERE.

How to Pray in Color Video Tutorial

Busy mom leaders struggling to prioritize prayer can turn rushed, distracted attempts into connected intimacy in minutes with this refreshing approach to spending time with God.

deannamason.com/prayingincolor

Instagram: @refreshedmoms

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If there's one thing I've learned about my work and money, it's this:
There is no rest in striving.
Working harder to make more money is not only exhausting, it’s never-ending.

There will always be more reasons to make more money.

There will always be more things to buy materially, and even more opportunities to give generously.

Is there a way to live in complete contentment with the money you’re currently making (or not making) in order for your work to be restful and rewarding?

I think so, but for me, it only can with God's help.

In episode #3 of the Restful Work Series, I'm offering three questions to ask and sit with God about regarding your relationship with money. If you're feeling frustrated about not having as much money as you desire right now, I think this episode may be for you.
I also invite you to join my podcast club in Patreon: the Refreshed Moms Sabbath Rest Community.
The #1 community for mom leaders who desire to create a weekly 24-hour sabbath rest practice in order to sustain the work they feel called to do.

If you feel like God has called you to do important work while you’re in a season of motherhood, but the rigor of leadership needed to accomplish it all is feeling like too much, then this community is for you.

Learn more or join HERE.******************************************************************

FREE Mini-Course - Making a Rest Plan

You can turn business burnout around, and it begins with knowing how to rest.

This mini-course includes very short video lessons on the 7 ways to rest, my Rest Needs Quiz, and a 30-Day Scripture Writing Plan on Rest.

Enroll HERE.

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In episode 1 of this series, I talked about understanding your time and that the fact that it is finite and limited. Each day has 24 hours to work with, and one day our days will literally be complete.
Capacity - although limited as well - has another characteristic to consider, which is that it changes.
Day by day.
Season by season.
Year by year.
We don't have the same productive energy all the time, because our productivity is impacted by both foreseen and unexpected variables - all the time.
So how do we know whether we should push through depleting capacity in order to get work done or to recognize we are running on (physical, mental, emotional or spiritual ) fumes and need to pause to honor our human limits (and rest) instead?
Oh it can be a tangled web of capacity considerations as we lead in multiple roles each day, but I believe we can become self-aware enough to both get good work done and rest well.
And I'm sharing my thoughts about it in this episode.
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FREE Mini-Course - Making a Rest Plan

You can turn business burnout around, and it begins with knowing how to rest.

This mini-course includes very short video lessons on the 7 ways to rest, my Rest Needs Quiz, and the Graceful Transitions Meditation for Moms.

Enroll HERE.

The Refreshed Moms Podcast Sabbath Rest Community

The #1 community for mom leaders who desire consistent rhythms of sabbath rest in order to sustain the work God has called them to do.

If you feel like God has called you to do important work while you’re in a season of motherhood, but the rigor of leadership needed to accomplish it all is feeling like too much, then this community is for you.

Learn more or join HERE.Instagram: @refreshedmoms

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Today begins my 4-part podcast series called "Restful Work."
Since preparing and recording my new course "A Mom's Guide to Sabbath Rest," which I'm publishing within the
Refreshed Moms Sabbath Rest Community, my perspectives around work have completely shifted.
There is a such thing as restful work, and I'm convinced this way of working is available to everyone - from the rich to the marginalized.
The more we grow in God, the more the mysteries of his kingdom life are revealed - he's not trying to keep things from us. He's trying to get his goodness to us.
And learning how to work in partnership with him - exchanging toil for burdens and yokes that are easy and light - is where restful work begins.
In Episode #1 of the Restful Work Series, I'm sharing my thoughts around how important it is to understand the impact our time has on whether we're feeling overcommitted or rested.
The fact is, we all misuse it time sometimes, and the reality is that time is just so short - I think God is very interested in how we're stewarding it.
I hope this episode encourages you to do less of the things that don't even matter in the scope of life, and do more of the things that do.
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FREE Mini-Course - Making a Rest Plan

You can turn leadership burnout around, and it begins with knowing how to rest.

This mini-course includes very short video lessons on the 7 ways to rest, my Rest Needs Quiz, and the Graceful Transitions Meditation for Moms.

Enroll HERE.

The Refreshed Moms Sabbath Rest Community

The #1 community for mom leaders who desire consistent rhythms of sabbath rest in order to sustain the work God has called them to do.

If you feel like God has called you to do important work while you’re in a season of motherhood, but the rigor of leadership needed to accomplish it all is feeling like too much, then this community is for you.

Learn more or join HERE.

Instagram: @refreshedmoms

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I'm in a season of learning Jesus in a new way.
He's teaching me a part of his identity that I don't think I've fully trusted or even understood, and that's knowing him as the God who Provides for his daughter.
The more I allow him to shape my understanding and heart, the more I recognize his faithful hand in my life.
Provision and riches are not the same thing.
When did making money in my businesses become the primary motivation for my work?
When did I begin to trust in my ability and marketing skill to convert financially more than His ability to provide for my family and me?
I'm sure it has something to do with steeping myself into man's ways and knowledge, but God is tearing it all down in order to replace it with His divine business building, which has very little to do with financial goals, and way more to do with faith in his ability to provide - no matter how he decides to do it.
In this episode, I'm exploring Jesus' parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard as I process the difference between making a business decision or a spiritual decision.
And if you're ready to be challenged the same way I was with how I steward the work of my hands, I invite you to give it a listen.
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FREE Mini-Course - Making a Rest Plan

You can turn business burnout around, and it begins with knowing how to rest.

This mini-course includes very short video lessons on the 7 ways to rest, my Rest Needs Quiz, and the Graceful Transitions Meditation for Moms.

Enroll at deannamason.com/makearestplan

How to Pray in Color Video Tutorial

Busy mom leaders struggling to prioritize prayer can turn rushed, distracted attempts into connected intimacy in minutes with this refreshing approach to spending time with God.

deannamason.com/prayingincolor

Pay-What-You-Want Rest & Marketing Consulting

If your life feels too full and misaligned with your desires around spending time with God, being a present mom, and doing fulfilling work, rest consulting may be exactly for you.

I help overcommitted mom leaders lacking time and life margin to realign their work, faith and rest practices in order to feel connected to God, spiritually refreshed, and financially fulfilled.

And you can pay me whatever you want for it - I'm no longer putting a price tag on my work.
Email me at stayrefreshed@refreshedmoms.com to secure a 60-minute Marketing & Rest Consulting Session with me, and you can give whatever God leads you to give to help me raise money to support my family during a season of full-time ministry.

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God is teaching me more and more about knowing him as a Provider. This has me divorcing all the ways I know how to bring material gain into my home, and surrendering to trusting him as my true and only source.
In this episode, I'm taking a walk through Luke 9 and 10 exploring how Jesus calls, sends, and provides for those who choose to radically obey him, absolutely shattering the cultural norms his disciples knew, as well as the ones we know today.
At the end I ask for you to email me if any of this speaks to your heart, and you can do that at stayrefreshed@refreshedmoms.com.
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FREE Mini-Course - Making a Rest Plan

You can turn business burnout around, and it begins with knowing how to rest.

This mini-course includes very short video lessons on the 7 ways to rest, my Rest Needs Quiz, and the Graceful Transitions Meditation for Moms.

Enroll at deannamason.com/makearestplan

How to Pray in Color Video Tutorial

Busy mom leaders struggling to prioritize prayer can turn rushed, distracted attempts into connected intimacy in minutes with this refreshing approach to spending time with God.

deannamason.com/prayingincolor

Rest & Business Consulting

If your life feels too full and misaligned with your desires around spending time with God, being a present mom, and doing fulfilling work, rest consulting may be exactly for you.

I help overcommitted mom leaders lacking time and life margin to realign their work, faith and rest practices in order to feel connected to God, spiritually refreshed, and financially fulfilled.

Find out more about working with me by clicking the link below:

deannamason.com/restconsulting

Instagram: @refreshedmoms

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If you've ever stood and glared at your husband or child in contempt while they sat peacefully in the living room relaxing after a day of work or school while you sweat away in the kitchen over a meal - that they may or may not eat - after your own full day of work (and in my case right now work AND school), honey, you ain't alone.
Don't you wish everyone in that living room would look up and notice those droplets of sweat on your brow?
Wouldn't it be amazing to see them all RISE from their couch slumber to take the weight off of you and come help in the kitchen - chop a veggie or two, wash out that pot you need to cook (because one of those jokers used it earlier in the day), or just ask you if they can help you in any way?
Well, it doesn't work like that in my home. At all.
I have to open my mouth and let people know how I need help, and magically, most of the time when I do, I get the help I need. They honestly are really great at pitching in.
However, opening my mouth after stewing in contempt for 20 minutes in the kitchen usually doesn't go well for me. We all end up frustrated at each other, and the help I receive is being executed very reluctantly.
The only way I've managed to feel consistently supported - without everyone in the house giving me the stink eye - has been talking about it first at a completely different time in a relaxed, friendly setting.
And this episode is going to talk about how to do just that.
I'm chatting with my friend and Life and Leadership Coach Dr. Kerstin Kirchsteiger about how using family meetings can change the game in regards to getting the help and support you need from your family while working, homeschooling, and managing the home.
We all need and deserve the help, and it may just be one short family conversation away.
CONNECT WITH DR. KERSTIN
Download her Family Meetings Blueprint below:
https://www.kerstinkirchsteiger.com/familymeetingsblueprint
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FREE Mini-Course - Making a Rest Plan

You can turn business burnout around, and it begins with knowing how to rest.

This mini-course includes very short video lessons on the 7 ways to rest, my Rest Needs Quiz, and the Graceful Transitions Meditation for Moms.

Enroll at deannamason.com/makearestplan

How to Pray in Color Video Tutorial

Busy mom leaders struggling to prioritize prayer can turn rushed, distracted attempts into connected intimacy in minutes with this refreshing approach to spending time with God.

deannamason.com/prayingincolor

Rest & Business Consulting

If your life feels too full and misaligned with your desires around spending time with God, being a present mom, and doing fulfilling work, rest consulting may be exactly for you.

I help overcommitted mom leaders lacking time and life margin to realign their work, faith and rest practices in order to feel connected to God, spiritually refreshed, and financially fulfilled.

Find out more about working with me by clicking the link below:

deannamason.com/restconsulting

Instagram: @refreshedmoms

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I've worked with mom leaders and entrepreneurs for over four years now with Refreshed Moms.
I've consulted with so many women around their marketing and business framework because honestly it comes so easy to me, and it was the easiest thing to get paid for when I decided to stay home with my kids 14 years ago.
But, marketing isn't what was in my heart when I started Refreshed Moms. My heart's desire was for moms to be able to sustain the rigor of whatever roles of leadership they were feeling called into while raising their kids.
Cause working, leading, and raising kids - well - is hard to do at the same time.
Here's the thing, there's not enough self-care out there to overcome a spirit that thirsts for the presence of God.
I don't care how many approaches to winding down and releasing stress and tension you come up with. I know without a doubt that the number 1 way to sustain your life and recover from exhaustion is by spending time with God.
Even if your schedule feels too full and your life feels spread too thin.
We've gotta move past the "God understands my season... he knows I want to spend time with him." to "God, I cannot make it unless I spend time with you, so show me how to do it."
Yes, he knows motherhood is hard, yet he's still called you into your work and leadership.
And, he still desires to commune with you while your kids are young so that he can refresh your weary soul.
In this Refreshed Moms episode, I'm sharing the new direction I feel God is calling me into in regards to supporting overcommitted mom leaders who desire to deepen their relationship with God even when life feels too full.
Because the world needs the ministry and leadership you have to give. And I don't want you to give up like I did years ago.
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FREE Mini-Course - Making a Rest Plan

You can turn business burnout around, and it begins with knowing how to rest.

This mini-course includes very short video lessons on the 7 ways to rest, my Rest Needs Quiz, and a 30-Day Scripture Writing Plan on Rest.

Enroll HERE.

The Refreshed Moms Podcast Sabbath Rest Community

The #1 community for mom leaders who desire to create a weekly 24-hour sabbath rest practice in order to sustain the work they feel called to do.

If you feel like God has called you to do important work while you’re in a season of motherhood, but the rigor of leadership needed to accomplish it all is feeling like too much, then this community is for you.

Learn more or join HERE.

How to Pray in Color Video Tutorial

Busy mom leaders struggling to prioritize prayer can turn rushed, distracted attempts into connected intimacy in minutes with this refreshing approach to spending time with God.

deannamason.com/prayingincolorInstagram: @refreshedmoms

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