Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Lives of Balance

I found a prayer book while scavenging at Goodwill this week. It  caught my eye because as I flipped through it, there were prayers from Anne Bradstreet, John Donne, Peter Marshall and many other spiritual giants; I love those. However, the prayer that kept returning is unclaimed.  This funny little prayer not only  leaves me chuckling, but brings me back to Center-God is in and through all and in Him all things hold together.  He calls us to lives of balance.

Give us Lord, a bit o' sun,
A bit o' work and a bit o' fun;
Give us all in the struggle and sputter
Our daily bread and a bit o' butter.
                 -On an Old Inn in Lancaster, England

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