Your days are full, you're tired, and you're craving quiet for your soul. You're not alone.

If days filled with obligations and never-ending to-do lists leave you feeling anxious and overwhelmed, you can find the peace your soul longs for. In Settle My Soul, authors Karen Ehman and Ruth Schwenk invite you to carve out a few moments in your day to deepen your relationship with the Lord through 100 encouraging devotions.

Karen Ehman & Ruth Schwenk


Karen Ehman is a Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker, a New York Times bestselling author, and a writer for First 5, a Bible study app that reaches over 2 million people daily. She has written thirteen books including Pressing Pause. Connect with her at

Ruth Schwenk is the founder of, and along with her husband, Patrick, the creator of For the Family. A graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Ruth is the author of The Better Mom Devotional and coauthor of Pressing Pause.


Starts April 1st



“Just one moment with Jesus is enough for our hearts to be transformed forever. A Pressing Pause devotional creates a space for this type of life-changing encounter to takeplace. In this collection of thought-provoking and heart-mending truth, Karen and Ruth have created an opportunity for women in any stage of life to meet with Jesus. Surely there is no sweeter thing.”

Becky Thompson, author of Hope Unfolding and founder of Scissortail SILK


“A Pressing Pause devotional is perfectly portioned for busy moms, ideal for a morning devotion or a quick perspective shift in the middle of a crazy day. Ruth and Karen understand the challenges of women and speak right to the heart with truth, humor, and hope.”

Kat Lee, speaker and writer at


“Too often women get caught up in the daily chaos of managing home life, work, and children. Ruth and Karen meet their readers where they are in the hard reality of life—gently leading them to a God who waits to sit and give them rest.”

Sandra E. Maddox, founder and coordinator of Treasured Moms Ministry at Saddleback Church, author of Tiffany and The Talking Frog, and blogger at


“Karen Ehman’s blog was one of the first I ever read, and she’s never stopped being a mentor to me. Her words here speak my heart language—and echo the heart of God.”

Ann Voskamp, New York Times bestselling author of One Thousand Gifts and The Broken Way


“Ruth Schwenk is an ambassador for women in the trenches. She knows the worries that weigh heavily on our hearts, and she gets the mom guilt that threatens to steal the joy from our journeys. And she is passionate about helping us grow through it and find freedom in it.”

Jeannie Cunnion, author of Mom Set Free


“A teacher at heart, Karen skillfully weaves together biblical examples, hard-earned wisdom, and real-life stories to create a resource our world desperately needs.”

Liz Curtis Higgs, bestselling author of The Girl’s Still Got It


“Through vulnerability and sharing personal stories of her own journey, Ruth inspires moms to intentionally pursue becoming better women as we all seek to be more like Christ. Ruth’s stories are relatable, letting us know that none of us is really alone in our struggles.”

Jennifer Smith, author of The Unveiled Wife and Wife After God


“Ruth’s [writing] will give you a counselor to listen to, a friend to walk beside you, and an experienced voice from someone who has learned to seek God’s grace and truth every step of the way.”

Sally Clarkson, speaker, blogger, podcaster, and author of numerous bestselling books including The Mission of Motherhood, Desperate, and The Lifegiving Home