Thursday, July 23, 2009
Something to Blog About
Some of you maybe noticed I didn't blog for two days.....nothing to blog about.
I heard an interesting concept on the Chris Fabry radio program today(Moody Radio Network).
Living a Balanced Life vs a Life of Rhythm (go to Chris' website: ChrisFabrylive.org to listen and get the name of the author of the book etc...if this interests you and you want to know more.)
Two of my blogging cohorts, Mary and Gabby have blogged this week about their lives and knowing what is right for them and this resonated with me as well.
The author said that he doesn't know where the concept"the balanced life" came from.
In his research he couldn't find the origin of the term or the theory. He thinks it may be a yuppie idea.
Hmmmm...I never thought about the fact that there isn't a "Thou Shall Be Balanced" commandment. Maybe because I am a Libra (no I don't really think that means anything) I like the idea of balance.....
He purports that there are times when life cannot and will not be balanced and to expect it to be or to strive to balance it will drive you crazy.
Like when.....like when you have a new baby, or when someone in your family is in the hospital, or it is exam time, or wedding time etc..... get the idea??? Ya gotta give up balance during those times and go with the flow.
He says there is a rhythm to life: God says in Genesis how he put the moon and the stars in place and we know there is a rhythm to the seasons, the tides, the year etc.... and if we pay attention to where we are in our life cycle we will be better able to live in sync with God and our situation.
A peach farmer called in to the program. He said there is definitely a cycle to his family' life and it is based on his crop. Fall is a slow unwinding season, things start picking up in Winter and Spring and it all culminates in Harvest time when they all work 7 days for as long as it takes to pick and sell the peaches. He said every one who knows them knows.....don't bother them, or expect them to do vbs, or have guests etc... during harvest time.
The neat thing was he said after they stop all outside activity during that season, they then reevaluate the things they were involved in the past year. Do they want to do scouts again? Sing in the choir? Teach a Bible Study?
I like this concept and hope it is interesting to you also. Any comments?