Are you feeling burdened, tired, and just plain worn out from the rat race that your life has become? I’m hearing more and more parents say that life has become crazy with running around here, there, and everywhere. During one recent conversation with a Christian parent, these words from musician Phil Keaggy’s four-decade old song “A Time and a Place” came to mind. Listen to Keaggy’s take on the words of Jesus in Matthew six: “Said the robin to the sparrow, I would really like to know why these anxious human beings rush about and worry so. Said the sparrow to the robin, friend, I think that it must be that they have no heavenly father such as cares for you and me.” If you’re like most parents, you feel the need to slow down. Perhaps you and I can start the process by re-thinking our purpose in life as stated by the Puritan preacher, Richard Baxter: What have we our time and strength for, but to lay both out for God? What is a candle made for, but to be burnt?”