images-3Balance has been on my mind.  Some of it has to do with the political news, some with my life, but I decided to write about it because of a news story about the Wallenda family.


You know who they are?  The crazy people on the high wire, that in some form or other, for over 95 years have thrilled and scared the life out of people.  All at the same time!  This week while they were practicing for a show in Florida, they attempted an eight person pyramid.  I say attempted, because they did not complete the stunt, as one of the performers lost their balance and they fell.  Some wereimages-2 hurt, and thankfully all will recover.  As soon as this horrific event happened, they immediately started looking for a cause.  The most likely culprit was the rigging, and it was the first thing they checked, but it wasn’t the rigging.   They determined that it was the most simple, yet most important thing in an aerial act.  Balance.

One of the performers lost their balance.  Was it a little?  Was it a lot?  I have a feeling, in that kind of stunt it doesn’t matter.   On the high wire, it is all about balance.  As I read the account of the fall, I thought that seemed pretty applicable to life too.  Life is all about balance.

 Whenever the king consulted them in any matter requiring wisdom and balanced judgment, he found them ten times more capable than any of the magicians and enchanters in his entire kingdom.  Daniel 1:20 NLT Continue reading “Out of balance…”