Char, a widow and grandmother who has assisted in many family medical needs lately, tells me that God is all about balance.
“My life has three main themes,” she says. “Family, volunteer work, and fun. I’m closest to God when they are all in balance. I make a to-do list every morning with subtitles: Go, Get, Do, and Call. But before I make the list, I read my devotions. Tucked into my prayer book is a clutch of ‘sticky notes’ with phrases written on them. The notes are things people have said to me, or quotes from books, classes, or sermons. There are times in my life when the to-do list is put on hold. I do what I have to do, not necessarily what’s on the list for the day. The quotes on my ‘stickies’ remind me that God is with me.”