Friday, April 16, 2010

The Art of Balance

Lord Frederick Leighton (1830-1896, Eucharis - A Girl with a Basket of Fruit)

It's Friday. Please enjoy this lovely piece of art. And let's meditate upon how our lives can be more balanced.

Thank you.

Free Friday for kids: Read (not buy, just read) 8 books and get one free from Barnes and Noble.


Rachel said...

Here's a toast to balance! This is an excerpt from Eric & Leslie Ludy's book "The First 90 Days of Marriage" precisely on this point:

"God does not want us to accept a modern work-a-holic, stressed-out, out-of-control lifestyle. God is a huge fan of order, beauty, simplicity, and serenity. Guard your married life against anxiety, stress, etc. Create a sanctuary (your home) where you can be together. Guard your time – plan time to spend together each day. Cut out those things that are not important and are unnecessary. Do not let your time for each other erode, and your time for God be trumped by the demands of the most urgent, pressing thing of the moment. Either you can have a lifestyle that reflects heaven’s beauty, or you can have a lifestyle that showcases this world’s crazed frenzy. You pick."

Erika Marie said...

LOVE this

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