"Life is not a sprint. Yet, we live in the land that values and even glorifies speed -- mind numbing, adrenaline-churning, distracting, dangerous speed. And few families can sustain that pace over the long haul. Those that try end up with indicators that it's time to slow down. Is that pace of life inevitable? I don't think so, because as I look to Christ and try to discern in Scripture His pace, there's something I can't help but notice. Jesus never seemed to be in a hurry."
-Excerpt from Not So Fast, by Ann Kroeker
Have you ever wished you could just SLOW IT ALL DOWN? Life moves so fast, and unless you are intentional about creating a slower pace, you will spiral out of control at the pace of your surrounding culture.
My friend, Ann Kroeker, has written a book called "Not So Fast: Slow Down Solutions for Frenzied Families" that talks about this phenomenon of the "over scheduling"of our families and our children. She explores this topic beautifully and offers practical wisdom on how to slow down your life so that you have more time for family, friends, and most importantly, Jesus.
I've really been enjoying her book (available in Kindle format too!)...and I love the she has featured excerpts from blogs that I know and love, including Andrea, Aimee, and there is even little blurb from me as well.
This giveaway will feature a signed copy of Ann's book...the winner will be chosen at random on Monday at 12:00 CST. To enter:
- Leave a comment below and tell me one way that you have intentionally made a choice to slow down your life.
- For an extra entries, put a link back to this giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter (and then do a second/third comment here that says “FB/Twitter”)
- You will get yet ANOTHER entry for posting about this giveaway on your own blog (add another comment here that says “blogged here” with a link).
I will be doing MANY MORE awesome giveaways over the next couple of weeks to celebrate Walk Slowly's FOURTH birthday. Crazy, I know :) I can't believe it's been that long. So stay tuned for lots of fun stuff!