Searching for Balance?

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Anna on the tracks

Anna on the tracks

We found a set of railroad tracks on Saturday afternoon. On Saturday, I was able to spend an awesome time with my family. We started with a charity 4K race, explored a cool old candy shop, visited St. James Art Fair, and just had a great time as a family. One of our stops was around this railroad track. I was able to take a few pictures of my children on the track (it was safe; there was no train).

In this picture, Anna is balancing on the track. I think that is what we all strive for in our lives. We want to find a balance between family, work, relaxation, enjoyment, and service. How many of us fall off the tracks and feel like we will be hit by the train? It seems we go totally one way or the other.

How do we find a balance in our lives? If we could figure this out we could make a million dollars for sure.

The best answer I have found is not to try to jam it all into life but to find joy in the service, to spend all the time you have outside of work with your family (you can serve together, run, bike, and have fun together) and to give all of your talents to work while you are there.

Above all things, pray for God’s guidance and listen to what He says you need daily. God may not speak in an audible voice but there are plenty of times that an idea gets stuck in your head for a reason. Many times that’s God. If God is pulling you towards your family, listen. If God is directing you towards service, take your family with you.

Pray, listen, live, love, and enjoy your life and hopefully you will find a balance.

Copyright 2014 Lori Hadorn-Disselkamp

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Lori Hadorn-Disselkamp is first and foremost a mother of four children under the age of 17. She has been married to the love of her life, Aaron, for over 19 years. Lori has been writing at her own website Faith Filled Mom for over 6 years. She writes about the journey of faith we live daily and how we can recognize God in this world. She has completed her 3rd year of teaching theology at a high school level and is also a current student of Loyola University Extension Program of Ministry earning a Master’s Degree in Religious Education. Her life is busy, exciting, overwhelming at times but always bursting with her faith in God. Lori hopes that you will find something that might touch your heart in her writing so that she can continue to pursue her purpose in life; to bring people closer to God one word, one moment at a time.

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