Over the last few weeks I've been focusing more and more on the need for balance. We live in a place of extremes. Even the Ohio weather is extreme. -25 degrees F in January and 100 degrees in August.
We are in an economy of extremes. People were earning great wages but wanted more so they took out an extreme amount of debt.
On the other hand some people are scared to death over the current state of the economy so they're taking Extreme measures: Stocking up on food, water, pulling cash out of the banks.
We, of course, have extreme sports. No need to explain that.
In the midst of all of this I was prompted a few weeks ago to start "The Balanced Life" website. I wanted it to be a safe place for people to go and learn about common sense money management.
I've also worked to balance the amount of work I do each day. I need to recognize that there are so many possibilities I need discernment to know which I should pursue-and what to pass by.
As a writer right now it can be very difficult to know what to do. There are so many unknowns. Do you keep working on a book when the industry seems closed to new authors, or do you work on platform? If you work on platform how can you best develop your market?
I would have to say again that in every area of your life, God is calling us to a place of balance and rest "Come all you who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest."
Are you striving right now or are you living in the peace and balance that only Jesus can give?
Would each of you please take the time to visit my new website www.TheBalancedLife.com and encourage 7 of your friends to do the same? Everything on the site is free including the article "A Saver Married to a Spender."
Tiffany Colter is a writer, speaker and writing career coach who works with beginner to published writers. She can be reached through her website at www.WritingCareerCoach.com
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Common-sense money management is free at The Balanced Life website.
Read Tiffany's award winning manuscript "A Face in the Shadow" on her fiction blog.
She writes a blog for the Christian writer Tuesdays at Writer's Rest.