Ep. 35: Finding Contentment in the Quiet with Rebekah Hargraves

March 1, 2023

As we continue our “Pursuit of Less” series, Britt chats with Rebecca Hargraves about fostering spiritual connection through calm, quiet, and practicing intentionality, especially as women of faith. While discussing her own journey to living a quieter life, Rebekah shares the struggles that we experience as women, mothers, and general members of society as we chase the idea of what we think living an abundant life should look like. Rebekah sheds light on what her own journey to pursue less has looked like and in what ways she’s redefining what she’s been called to do.

Rebekah Hargraves is a wife, homeschooling mama of two, blogger, podcaster, speaker, and author whose passion is to edify, equip, and encourage women in their journey of Biblical womanhood, particularly with an emphasis on the gospel and its implications for everyday life. Rebekah’s first book, “Lies Moms Believe (And How the Gospel Refutes Them)” released the fall of 2017, and the “Lies Moms Believe” Companion Bible Study came out March 30, 2018. You can find Rebekah on her website, Hargraves Home and Hearth, on Instagram, or on iTunes via The Home and Hearth podcast.

In this episode, Britt talks with Rebekah about:

  • Generational busyness
  • How to cultivate quiet in spite of the world’s distraction and noise
  • Finding the balance between overwhelm & responsibility
  • How to meet God in the margins
  • How our faith informs our view of intentional living



“We have to be okay with the life that we’re in right now and the life we’ve been given if we’re ever really going to be able to pursue intentionality.” -Britt Smith

“I had to clear out those voices in order to hear the One, the only One, ultimately, that won’t lead me astray, that is perfect, that knows what’s best for me.”  -Rebekah Hargraves

“There’s nothing inherently wrong with being busy, there’s nothing inherently wrong with being a wife and a mom and a business owner… I think the issue comes in when we place our identity in them so fully that when our seasons shift, when our lifestyle changes, and we’re no longer achieving in the way we once had, we begin to lose sight of our identity.” -Britt Smith

“Jesus doesn’t beat Martha up for her hospitality, but he does say that Mary, who is sitting at his feet listening, has chosen the better portion.” -Rebekah Hargraves

“If we can break free from the voices that are coming at us, defining abundant life in a way that’s not actually accurate, we can find so much freedom.” -Rebekah Hargraves

“I want to be the one that walks with God in every moment, whether it’s miraculous or mundane.” -Britt Smith

Resources + Recs

Elijah Bible Study by Priscilla Shirer

Breathe – Rest & Sabbath focused by Priscilla Shirer

Ig Examen explained

Rebekah’s Website

Rebekah’s Instagram


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