When I am feeling like life is moving at the speed of light, I usually hop on over to my friend Ann Kroeker’s blog.
Ann is the Content Editor for our Family posts at HighCallingBlogs.com. (Check out her latest post on “The Lecture” right here). Ann is a lady who takes slowing down seriously. She has to…this busy woman not only balances writing, speaking, and homeschooling four children–she is the author of Not So Fast: Slow-Down Solutions for Frenzied Families (August 2009, David C. Cook). If you visit her blog for the book, you’ll see why I frequent the place. She has many good, practical suggestions for slowing down and enjoying life.
Slowing down is not the only area of life Ann has useful tips for. Whether it’s looking for a new recipe in her Food on Fridays food carnival posts, or finding tips to help memorize scripture–I always leave Ann’s place filled with valuable tools to help me tackle a variety of challenges in life.
Ann is a prolific writer and has been published in several magazines, including Decision magazine, The Student, Christian Home & School, Indianapolis Woman, and The Lookout. She has also contributed to several books including the award-winning Experiencing the Passion of Jesus, by Lee Strobel and Garry Poole.
Her first book, The Contemplative Mom: Restoring Rich Relationship with God in the Midst of Motherhood was released in 2000 (Shaw Books) and is filled with simple truths Ann desires to pass on to other moms to help them stay close to God in the midst of chaos.
Of her background, Ann says:
I was born into a print-loving home: my journalist-parents provided a rich literary environment, surrounding me with the printed word quite literally by lining nearly every inch of wall space with books of all types, including a big dose of classics. They taught me to read at a very young age and encouraged my ability to read newspaper headlines upside down (a skill that consistently amazed their friends). To this day the smell of bookstores and libraries, newsprint and fresh ink makes me feel very much at home.
I think her roots show in her writing. You’ll feel right at home at Ann’s place. Her words are inviting and warm, informative and smart. Why don’t you head on over there and say “hi”? And if you find any good recipes, be sure and let me know!