Thursday, April 23, 2015

Purposeful Life.

Living life over here in this part of the world and now with a little bit more intentional purposefullness.  Now I know a lot of you ladies reading this are in a similar demographic as I, namely twenty somethings, unmarried but discerning marriage, career focused, adventure seeking yada yada.  I also know you guys inspire me everyday and half the stuff I say you guys are probably like yeah duh Natalie, of course.  But here I am saying it again on this here bloggity because I like to hear myself talk, er read myself right.  

I have been driving a lot lately-Chicago, Hershey, Cleveland, Steubenville-and thus have had some serious conversation time with the Lord.  You give him a moment and he woes and wows you.  He has been rocking my heart and my life big time.  

Natalie, get on with the point.

He is inspiring me to live life more purposely.  I feel like I have but I now feel Iike I have a renewed mindset and intention.  I am struggling with being unsure about what the next step in my life looks like and unsure about when I should take that step.  And while through his grace and Our Lady's intercession I am staying afloat with blind obedience I need to live the now more purposefully.  Rather than thinking well I won't be able to do this because I want to be married and have at least one kid by the time I am 30, I am instead focusing on all that he wants me to do for his kingdom now. Not worrying about numbers or my plan but about his glorious plan.

I have talked about this before on this here blog but doesn't hurt to be said again, amen?! So ladies, keep being purposeful about your daily fiat for the kingdom of God.

And if you made it though all those words you deserve a picture of glorious days off. 


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Breath in and out.

Here I am lying in bed really needing to go to bed because I have this little thing called working to do for 12 hours the next two days but hey why not just stay awake another 15 minutes writing a blog post.  And I also know if I wait to sit down and spend time writing a blog a little thing called life gets in the way and that is a very good thing.  

This past weekend I got to visit one of my dearest friends and roommates from college.  I unintentionally had to drive myself but that is a story for not here.  I work a lot, to the tune of 6ish days and about 53 hours a week so when I do get to take a breath, a big deep breath do I take.  Taking a moment to enjoy the sweet things of life makes my soul come alive and this stunning Midwest spring weather we have had does nothing but help.  Although the long drive wasn't planned to be by myself, like long solo drives tend, it was a lot of time spent in conversation with our Lord.  He challenged my complacent soul and comforted me weary heart. It was much needed time.  

Why am I telling you this,  for no reason in particular.  Maybe so that if you only follow me on the blog you know I am still chugging along.  And if you only follow me on the blog then you are missing out on the continued #livingmyfiat on the ever over used by me ole 'gram.  But maybe I am reminding you, no matter what way you fill your days with stop and smell the flowers and spend time with the risen Lord.