Hurry can be one of our greatest temptations but also one of the fiercest enemies of family life and homeschooling, but what if we chose to slow down? What might we discover? What might we recover?

Pastor Mark Buchanan shared in his book The Rest of God: 

Someone asked me recently what was my biggest regret in life. I thought a moment, surveying the vast and cluttered landscape of my blunders and losses, the evil I have done and the evil that’s been done against me.

“Being in a hurry,” I said.


Being in a hurry. Getting to the next thing without fully entering the thing in front of me. I cannot think of a single advantage I’ve ever gained from being in a hurry. But a thousand broken and missed things, tens of thousands, lie in the wake of all that rushing.

Through all that haste, I thought I was making up time. It turns out I was throwing it away”

Scriptures mentioned in the podcast:

Luke 16:24-31

Deuteronomy 6:4-9

Psalm 9:10

Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.

Proverbs 3:5,6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. 

Seek his will in all you do and he will show you which path to take.

(My simple, mercifully short book on homeschooling: The Unhurried Homeschooler)

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