Not the Boss of Us: Putting Overwhelmed in Its Place in a Do-All, Be-All World




In her new book, Kay encourages readers to grab perspective and to put Overwhelmed in its place. Rather than be overwhelmed by things like performance pressures that link us to culture’s do-all and be-all messaging, formulaic right-way pressures that never seem to be satisfied, image pressures encouraging us to continually curate how we’re viewed, and more – be overwhelmed by recognizing and leaning into truth. Truth that each of us has a unique personal giftedness and purpose – as unique to a person as a fingerprint. Truth that that there is more to right-way than formulaic one way. Truth that fame and popularity go by the wayside replaced by the latest craze. And so much more.

In Not the Boss of Us [Kay] shoves the overwhelming threats around us back into the shadows and allows us to embrace freedom.

Elisa Morgan, speaker; author of The Prayer Coin; president emerita of MOPS International

This book is a breath of fresh air. Kay Wyma’s humor, honesty, and insight will inspire and encourage you to make some very good trades.

Sandra Stanley, North Point Ministries

In these pages you will — you can’t not — find the freedom-full way of life you’ve been longing to discover.

Jeannie Cunnion, author of Mom Set Free

I was captivated by the real stories that Kay shares, making the words come alive. …Not the Boss of Us is a must-read for everyone

Diane Paddison, author, C-Level business leader; founder and executive director of 4word

The Wyma family’s year-long experiment to dispel the sense of entitlement that permeates society from their home. With humor and wisdom, Kay shares successes, failures, and practical ideas from the trenches.

Cleaning House is both a beautifully told story and a practical guide to parenting in today’s complex world.”

Michael Gurian

best-selling author of The Wonder of Boys and The Wonder of Girls

“With unique creativity and wry humor, this sensible, determined mom herds her five distinctly different offspring into an acute lifestyle change; namely, learning to master the inevitable demands of life.… With ‘a spoonful of sugar,’ Cleaning House cools the dangerous ‘me first’ fever weakening our American culture.”

Dr. Howard G. Hendricks and Jeanne Hendricks

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, DTS

In her warm, relatable style, Kay Wills Wyma confronts the comparison epidemic raging in our homes, our neighborhoods, and our social-media feeds, offering remedies along the way.

“Victims of comparison drive-bys litter the Internet. There are virtual warehouses of new ways to covet your neighbor’s home, decorating skills, summer vacation plans, or Pinterest-perfect kids’ birthday parties. In this paralyzing culture of obsessive comparisons, this book is the detox we all need.

Lisa Jo Baker

author, blogger, community manager for (in)courage

Kay Wyma hit a home run on the Focus on the Family radio program when she talked about ways moms can combat the entitlement mentality in their kids. In her new book, she scores another hit with an insightful discussion of the pitfalls of comparing your life to others, especially through social media. Her advice is timely and relevant.

Jim Daly

President, Focus on the Family

FREE Stuff

Please enjoy the downloadable studies (all of which have been used in larger Bible study venues) as well as slide presentations from a couple of Kay’s talks. Points to consider: they’re free and they’re Kay’s. The latter of which means her faithful friend Typo is likely to have tagged along for the ride.  Enjoy 🙂

Bible Study

Lineage Ladies

In this study, we contemplate the women in Christ’s lineage while employing some Bible study methods to help us be able to confidently engage with Scripture whether in a group setting or by ourselves – all with the Lord leading the way. [Recordings of our Neighbood Studies Summer-study on Lineage Ladies available HERE]Lineage Ladies Bible Study 5-30

Le Souffle

In this study, we consider idea of “eating God’s Word” as we scour Scripture to literally highlight (with a colored highlighter of your choosing) the Lord God’s spoken word just as Red-Lettered Bible editions did for Christ’s spoken word years ago. It’s a fun exercise that just might change how you read Scripture.

Le Souffle small

Le Coeur – a heart cleanse

In this study, we use the popular trend of body-cleanse and apply it to our spiritual health. Instead of juicing, how about reading? Instead of starving, how about eating – bites of Scripture every day for the next 30 days. Our Chef’s meals might have the look of a rigid program, but they are actually measured to perfection – to satisfy the deepest longings of which we dare to speak: our desire to be known and loved.

La Coeur

Other Stuff

A new twist on an old idea – the i.d. bracelet. A wearable reminder of that our identity and self-worth are not attached to the ever-shifting ways of the world, but in Truth.

Contact Kay for more info.

On behalf of the Tablescapes committee and the entire crowd that heard your wonderful talk - thank you for sharing such an inspiring message and challenging us to replace comparison with compassion.

Hearts & Hands Tablescapes Luncheon Chairman May 13, 2016

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