ARDL 208: Fruits of the Spirit: Peace with guest Rachel McMillan

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Rachel McMillan joins Lindsey and Kristi to discuss how our definitions of peace have changed during the pandemic, how we’re learning to find it, and how Rachel’s travel book that didn’t do well and her WWII novel–that’s doing amazing–have given her a new understanding of finding peace in knowing herself and God. 

Meet Rachel McMillan

Rachel McMillan is a keen history enthusiast and a lifelong bibliophile. When not writing or reading, she can most often be found drinking tea and watching British miniseries. She is the author of the Van Buren and DeLuca Mysteries, the Herringford and Watts Mysteries and the Three Quarter Time series of Viennese contemporary romances. In 2020, she released her first work of non-fiction, Dream, Plan, Go: A Travel Guide and her latest historical fiction, The London Restoration. A Very Merry Holiday Movie Guide releases October 6, 2020 just in time for Christmas movie watching season!

Find Rachel hanging out and gushing about books on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Show Links and References

  • Episodes in which Lindsey and Kristi discuss the pandemic can be found here and here.
  • Remember Psalty?? Yes, we’re dating ourselves.
  • Listen to Rachel offer wisdom and insight into publishing during the pandemic over at this bonus episode of Friends and Fiction.

Finding peace is not about finding balance–as Kristi referenced with this quote it’s more about knowing that you actually can’t always juggle everything.

Edit Your Life Challenge

You can use this graphic organizer or make your own, but take some time this week to really think about what you can and cannot control. Rather than letting the things you can’t control offer you anxiety, we encourage you to ponder on the fact that knowing you can’t control much is actually PEACE. Because it means that ultimately, life is not completely up to you.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, PEACE, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control.
Galatians 5:22

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