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Not So Fast: Slow-Down Solutions for Frenzied Families

ISBN: 9781434700421
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We're raising our kids in a high-speed, high-pressured, 24/7 world. Pushing children to get ahead, we cram everything possible into our days to maximize their chance at success. We're overloaded, overextended, overcommitted, and over-caffeinated. And we're paying a price: Our relationships are anemic; our health, in jeopardy.  Half-awake and half-hearted, we can't sustain this pace. But how can we possibly downshift without missing out?

Not So Fast: Slow-Down Solutions for Frenzied Families explores the jarring effects of our over committed culture and offers refreshing alternatives. Author Ann Kroeker relates her own story of how embracing a slower everyday pace resulted in a more meaningful family and spiritual life. Practical ideas and insight will spark creativity and personal reflection. Plus, ponder real-life stories from parents who chucked the high-speed lifestyle and reaped the rewards of richer relationships. Not So Fast offers hope that families struggling with hurried hearts and frantic souls can discover the rejuvenating power of an unrushed life.

Top Highlights

“She said that we can really only do two or three things well in a day” (source)

“To be safe, we need to anchor our choices in a person—Jesus Christ—and we need to weigh them against His Word. Otherwise, it’s easy to drift, unmoored. For everyone who yearns for the benefits of a slower life, I want to point to Jesus and say, ‘Start here. Start with the One who offers true and lasting peace. Look to His Word. Meditate on that. Learn from Him, for His yoke is easy and His burden is light.’ I wish they could see that the root of meaning and peace that we’re seeking is found not in a yoga pose or a mind-emptying meditation session, but in a rich relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.” (source)

“Like the seminarian stepping over the victim en route to give a talk about the Good Samaritan, do I step over the needs of my children—figuratively or even literally—in order to get out the door (Hurry!) to a meeting or lesson, or even … a church event?” (source)

“The way I see it, it’s no longer I, but Christ lives in me. This is His life, not mine. Who am I to question how He chooses to live His life?’” (source)

“that the Lord is probably only speaking one verse to us each day and giving us a couple of things to accomplish as well.” (source)

Product Details

  • Title : Not So Fast: Slow-Down Solutions for Frenzied Families
  • Author: Kroeker, Ann
  • Publisher: David C Cook
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • ISBN: 9781434700421

Ann Kroeker is an acclaimed writer and speaker committed to encouraging and inspiring women as they face the demands of daily living. She is the author of The Contemplative Mom and has contributed to the award-winning Experiencing the Passion of Jesus.


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