Doing Busy Better by Glynnis Whitwer

It is rather ironic that I started reading this book during one of the busiest times of my life, okay maybe not my whole life, but it seemed like it, life can seem rather busy and be overwhelming at times.

Doing Busy Better starts off like this, “It was always there, humming below the surface. Or maybe a low-decibel background noise like conversation at a coffeehouse, the drone of traffic, or the whirring of a ceiling fan. You know, the kind of sound so constant you become immune to it. But when it stops, the quiet seems like a stranger.

That’s what I felt for years, but it wasn’t a sound. It was a feeling, maybe more like and undercurrent of unease, a sense that I should be doing something … all …the …time.”

So of course, right away from page one, I knew this book was for me! Reality check right there! I related to this so much. I felt like Glynnis had been hiding in my house, it was like she was telling my story.

And her words, “The promise of an unhurried, productive life calls my name.” Oh yes, say it is possible! Glynnis has lived this struggle and learned a few things and I am so grateful that she thought to put it in a book for the rest of us over-committed, busy, don’t-want-to-miss-out people on this earth.

Glynnis leads the reader straight to the source of the solution, Jesus.  Then, she explains why we find ourselves in these situations and what to do about it. GOLD!

Doing Busy Better is a well-written timely book!

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. My opinion is my own.


Melony Teague is a writer who believes that everyone has a story to tell.  As a ghostwriter and biographer, she is passionate about telling real-life stories. She handles communications for various non-profit organizations in the Toronto area, two of which are medical mission organizations. She also reviews Christian Fiction. As one of the authors of As the Ink Flows:Devotions to Inspire Christian Writers & Speakers (Judson Press), she uses her words to encourage and inspire others. This book was a finalist in the 2017 The Word Awards. Her latest story, From Sea Sand to Snowflakes can be found in the Canadian collection, Christmas with Hot Apple Cider.

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