If you're moving a little too fast today, feeling rushed and stressed, I encourage you to take two minutes to listen to the following song. I suspect you'll be grinning by the time the Smothers Brothers step in to help with the ending, and you'll feel far more relaxed, even groovy: [youtube_sc url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBQxG0Z72qM"] When you've settled … [Read more...]
The Speed of a Good Samaritan
In Not So Fast, I wrote a chapter about slowing down enough to care, wondering if we're going so fast that we struggle to show compassion, speeding right past people in need. In it, I reflected on a famous study done in the 1970s in which seminary students who volunteered to participate were divided into groups that were put in a low-, medium- or high-hurry situation. … [Read more...]
Busyness: Refusal to Rest in the Lord?
Heidi of God is Doing a New Thing wrote about busyness and her “refusal to rest in the Lord”:“I don’t know how you do all you do!”Compliments like these cause me to evaluate if I unwittingly parade “all I do” around specifically so I can get accolades from others. I hope not!The truth is, I don’t do *any* of the many things I do well. (Even now, a part of me wants to … [Read more...]
Sifting through old e-mails as a kind of virtual decluttering discipline, I came across several "slow" references, articles and resources I'd pasted into an e-mail sent to myself as an impromptu and inefficient filing system.One article was called "Slow Living: It's About Time," published in 2002 by Fred First at "Fragments From Floyd."First, who lives off a gravel road in … [Read more...]