Festina Lente: Make Haste Slowly . . . lasting progress comes from a steady pace over a long period of time.

In this space I share my journey of “making haste slowly” along the paths of motherhood, homeschool, and adoption.

Just as a young tree requires the steady seasons year after year to deepen its roots into soil, so too, I am finding that children experience deep, lasting progress in an environment that welcomes a steady pace over a long period of time.

Here are some examples of how I have seen the beauty of “making haste slowly” played out in our lives:

  • Rich time in God’s Word, a little every day and over many years, helps to deepen faith roots.
  • Giving young minds the tools to unlock the English language and experience true mastery of reading and writing is better accomplished at a steady pace over a long period of time.
  • Allowing for minds and hearts to be steeped in quality literature, day in and day out, produces lasting training in character and a deeper understanding of the world.
  • The steady love and security of a parent provides a child with deeper confidence and courage as the years go by.

A Little About Me ~

I am a daughter of the King, saved by grace through Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8). The longer I live, the more mindful I am of the sin which so easily entangles me (Hebrews 12:1) and the more in awe I am of the grace of God which saves me.

My husband and I have been married for 19 years and we make our home in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

Our home is bursting with life and often quite loud as we have six children: three girls and three boys. Two of our boys are Haitian-born, grafted into our family by God in August of 2016.

My days are spent in the rewarding pursuit of homeschooling and keeping our homefront running smoothly.

Thanks for stopping by,

~ Joelle

May these Words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.  – Psalm 19:14

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