To celebrate this post I have an amazing giveaway. But first you have to read a little about it. . .
I just finished a book that has been life changing for me. For those of you that know me you know that I am an extreme Type A personality. I usually have a million irons in the fire and am running around with my head cut off trying to figure out what I need to do next. I have a hard time saying "No" and I love to be right in the middle of everything.
So naturally, I think that my children need to be involved in everything as well. God helped me out a little in this department when he pushed us a little to move to a very small town. All of the activities that I had planned to enroll my children in, were no longer available.
However, even a small town has things to get involved in, so it is easy to over schedule and over commit.
In the past year our family life has been crazy. . .and I am tired.
About a month ago I was looking at possible books to review on my blog and I saw this book. I knew that I had to have it. I had to read it.
Since starting to read this book I have had the opportunity to visit with the author Ann Kroeker through e-mail. She is an amazing author and woman. I wish she lived down the street so I could sit and visit with her gaining pieces of her wisdom.
I usually read books very quickly, but I took a clue from the title and savored every chapter. The nineteen chapters break down different areas that we need to learn to slow down. Some examples include "Slowing Down Childhood, Forget the Joneses and Taking Time to Create".
The chapters not only include references to scripture, but also real life lessons that Ann's family has learned along the way. At the end of each chapter their is an opportunity to journal about your family and it gives you solutions that you can apply to your family life. She also includes "Live from the Slow Zone" entries in each chapter. These are stories from real families that have chosen to live life in the "Slow Zone" and the rewards they have received in doing so.
I wanted to include one of my favorite excerpts from the book from her chapter on "Slowing Down Spending".
"Instead of rushing to the mall in search of satisfaction, I will sit at the Savior's feet and look to Him to satisfy my deepest desires. I hope that things I thought were so necessary will grow strangely dim. One day I hope that we can all say, 'That'll do. That's enough. My God has met all my needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.' He is enough. He is more than enough."
This amazing book is available for you here. You can also check out the book's website here.
But for one of you lucky readers, you will receive a signed copy of Ann's book with a personal message. I am so blessed that you take the time to read my blog. All you have to do is leave a comment to be entered into the giveaway. The giveaway will end on Thursday, September 10th at midnight.
Thank you Ann for the gift my family is receiving because of your book. We are committed to slowing down and sitting at our Savior's feet.