We’re kicking off the 2nd season of the She is Kindred Podcast with episode 34 and the start of our new series, “The Pusuit of Less.” We’ve all felt the pull toward more – more possessions, a bigger following, a fuller calendar. And yet, many of us find more somewhat lacking. And we begin to ask the question, “When is enough, enough?”. In a poignant conversation with Kimberly Knowle-Zeller and Erin Strybis, co-authors of the book “The Beauty of Motherhood,” host Britt Nikel Smith explores what it means to find contentment in less because God alone is enough.
Kimberly Knowle-Zeller is a writer, pastor, wife, mother of two, and the co-author of The Beauty of Motherhood: Grace-Filled Devotions for the Early Years (Morehouse Publishing, March 2023). She lives with her family in Cole Camp, Missouri. When she’s not at the park with her children, walking around town, or tending to the garden, you can find her with a pen and paper. Or a good book and a cup of coffee. She believes in the power of words, unearthing the extraordinary in the ordinary, and encouraging others to follow their passions. Connect with her online at kimberlyknowlezeller.com or on Instagram (@kknowlezeller).
Erin Strybis is a Chicago-based writer, mama of two and coauthor of The Beauty of Motherhood. Her stories have appeared in The Washington Post, Coffee + Crumbs, Mother.ly, The Everymom and elsewhere. She also writes Nourish, a monthly newsletter to help you be kinder to yourself and others. When she’s not chasing her kids or writing, Erin enjoys practicing yoga, singing at church or curling up with a good book. Connect with her on Instagram (@erinstrybis) and at erinstrybis.com, where you can subscribe to Nourish and preorder The Beauty of Motherhood, releasing March 21.
In this episode, Britt talks with Kim + Erin about:
- Balancing vocation and home life
- Rooting yourself in gratitude for all that you have instead of all that you lack
- God’s unconditional, eternal provision
- Intentionality and clear value setting
- Raising the next generation to believe they are beloved
- Practical ways to create perspective shifts, acknowledging every season can be enough
Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
“We have enough.” – Erin Strybis
“We are loved even before we are known.” – Kimberly Knowle-Zeller
“I know that God is good. I am imperfect, but He is loving me perfectly in the midst of that.” – Britt Nikel Smith