Come to me all of you who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Jesus famously said these words in Matthew 11. He urges His disciples to seek rest in Him, no matter the circumstance and no matter what the world defines as rest.
How can we, as Christians, seek this same kind of rest from an unseen God? How can we practice true, Biblical rest and cultivate it in our families? In our homes? In this episode of Holy Hygge, Jamie is joined for one final conversation by Jennifer Dukes Lee on all things rest: what it is, why it acts as a tenet of hygge, and how to practically practice it as believers.
About Jennifer: Jennifer Dukes Lee is the author of several best-selling books and Bible studies, including Growing Slow and It's All Under Control. A former metro news reporter, Jennifer still loves to chase a great story. Her favorite one of all: the Good News of Jesus Christ. Jennifer and her husband live on the fifth-generation Lee family farm in Iowa, where they raise crops, pigs and two beautiful humans. While she enjoys speaking at women's conferences across the country, you can usually find her at the neighborhood country church on Sunday mornings. Jennifer loves queso, Netflix binges, and singing too loudly to songs with great harmony. Most of all, she loves God. Once upon a time, she didn't believe in Jesus; now He's her best friend and CEO.
"Hygge" (pronounced Hyoo-Guh) is a concept derived from Danish culture dating back generations. It is comprised of several major tenets including hospitality, atmosphere, well-being, and comfort (just to name a few). Independently, Hygge is not a "religious" or "Biblical" concept, but it prompts the question: can Hygge be implemented in a Biblical way? Can a concept like Hygge be set apart, or "made Holy." Author and speaker Jamie Erickson would argue, YES! In this limited series podcast, Jamie and a guest will walk through 7 of the core tenets of Hygge: what they are, how listeners can practically implement them in their homes, and most importantly, how each concept can inform the Christian life.