Streamlining for depth


A Mile Wide … An Inch Deep
Written by Christine Field

Have you ever heard someone say, “He runs a mile wide, but only an inch deep”? I’ve heard it used in a few contexts, but the basic reference is to shallowness. A shallow person intellectually, or a shallow person spiritually. We want to be neither.

We want our children to run deep as well. Is it too much to ask to be a mile wide and a mile deep?

You can do neither if you are too scattered. We were often guilty of spreading ourselves too thin. You can’t go deep into God’s Word or anything else if your time and energy are stretched too thin. Are you reviewing the school year or planning ahead for the new? Trying to jam too much in will guarantee a light coating. Focusing on fewer, more meaningful studies and activities will allow greater depth. 

How are you streamlining for greater depth?

Christine Field is moderator of the LifeWay Homeschool Community, and the author of several books, including Homeschooling the Challenging Child and Homeschooling 101..


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