Podcast: RESTING – Feature Conversation: April Fiet

January 26, 2022

On this episode of the podcast, I am joined by guest co-host Erin Olson, and together we talk with April Fiet about her new book, The Sacred Pulse: Holy Rhythms for Overwhelmed Souls (Broadleaf Books). Among the topics we discuss:

– How those of us who are adept at “managing our time” may actually just be better at “hiding our weariness”

– How we can find holy rhythms in the midst of a culture and time where we are able and encouraged to “work anywhere and everywhere and at any time”

– How we can add practices in a way that is life-giving and sustainable instead of “one more thing” on the to do list

– On the way that felt futility of living intentionally, the difficulty of friendship as an adult, and ways to normalize grief and messiness

– One thing to know, and one thing to do if we want to change

To read Dr. Erin Olson’s review of April Fiet’s book: [https://inallthings.org/reimagining-rhythms-a-review-of-the-sacred-pulse/]

About the Authors
  • Justin Ariel Bailey works at the intersection of Christian theology, culture, and ministry. Having served as a pastor in a number of diverse settings, his research seeks to bridge gaps between church and academy, and the formational spaces where they overlap. He is the author of the book Reimagining Apologetics (IVP Academic, 2020) and the forthcoming volume Interpreting Your World (Baker Academic, 2022). He serves as associate professor of Theology at Dordt University and is the host of the In All Things podcast. 

  • April Fiet is a mom of two school-age kids and a co-pastor alongside her husband, Jeff, at the First Presbyterian Church of Scottsbluff, Nebraska.

  • Erin Olson serves as Professor of Social Work as well as the director of the MSW program at Dordt University. She also enjoys her many other job descriptors of mom, wife, licensed clinical social worker, and dog-owner, which keep her active and connected to community!

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