rhythm & balance

Summer naturally is a time when we all let go of any sense of routine that we might have and let things slide. Cooking, cleaning, academics, sports and so many other things aren’t quite so pressing. But as summer has come to an end, I’ve found myself and many of my friends declaring how desperate we all are to get into some sort of rhythm. We’ve been back in school for nearly a month now, and I find myself waking up every day wondering if this is going to be the day, the week, the month that we finally find some sense of routine?


It finally dawned on me that it’s not going to happen.

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  1. when I read your post this morning, I was reminded of this verse from Matthew 11:28 in The Message…”Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”…I just love that phrase…”Learn the unforced rhythms of grace”…it’s all grace…every minute of every day…grace…thanksgiving…joy…eucharisteo…

  2. I love the way you worded this post. There really is a difference between rhythm and balance. My family moved overseas 3 years ago as missionaries and I have desperately been seeking that “normal” routine and rhythm in our daily lives. I finally had to give that over to God and realize that life is about balance and letting Him set the rhythm. Thank you for sharing these thoughts.

  3. I LOVE this post. Thank you for your words and picture (I’m a music lovin’, piano teachin’ sort of gal). I’ve been learning just how key balance is in nearly every area of life, and I love the idea of it in the day-in and day-out, minute by minute. Keeping up with His rhythm and the rhythm of *life* and not what I think our lives should be. Thank you!

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