Navigate the Landscape of Your Life by Faith

 

Once upon a time, we knew where we were going and how to get there. Then we came to a fork in the road. After more forks than we care to count, we feel a little lost.  

Did you see that coming? Me neither.

We may be in challenging territory, but there’s good news. Even though there is not a one-size-fits-all map, it’s possible for us to find the way. 

That’s what we’re about here–finding our way.

Whether the terrain you’re traveling is tough because it’s monotonous, unfamiliar, or fraught with challenges, you’re in the right place to find encouragement, companionship, tools, and practices to help you navigate by attention, intention and faith rather than autopilot, discouragement, and drift.

Happy trails ~

Natalie

Gifts & Graces | Summer 2022

Gifts & Graces | Summer 2022

For more years than I care to admit, July 1 has settled in with a heavy sense of loss. Summer, I believed, was almost over. This is as unhelpful as it is untrue. How can a season that was born just days before be nearly at its end? Maturity is teaching me to take on...

Gifts and Graces | Spring 2022

Gifts and Graces | Spring 2022

One practice I use to keep me oriented to the features of the landscape of my life is to list the season's gifts and graces. It's a simple way to fix my eyes on the good so I can do my part to foster a hopeful perspective and healthy mindset. The list is intended to...

One Way We Find Our Way

One Way We Find Our Way

“This way, Babe.” Late the night before, my husband, J, and I had checked into a hotel in Nebraska. Now it was morning, time to resume our road trip. I stepped out of our room and turned to the right, which, apparently, was wrong. “Really?” I asked. I was sure this...

Winter Gifts and Graces

Winter Gifts and Graces

Of the practices I use to foster a hopeful perspective and healthy mindset, keeping a list of the season's gifts and graces is the simplest. Somewhere along the line, I started rearranging it into a bell shape and now I can't really stop. This season's gathering of...

Now is Not the Time to Wait

Now is Not the Time to Wait

Every winter, I direct a troupe of middle and high school actors. From the very first year, there has always been that rehearsal. If you have ever worked with a group of kids, you know what I mean: mass distraction, constant talking, and management issues of all...

Gifts and Graces | Fall 2021

Gifts and Graces | Fall 2021

  I have a long history of believing the way it is today is the way it always will be. This is especially true when I find myself traveling tough terrain but it spills over into easy stretches, too. Maybe you can identify.  As a mindset, it doesn’t serve well. It...

Choosing an Adventurous Life

Choosing an Adventurous Life

Two Octobers ago, I paused on the bank of the Gardner River and wondered just exactly why I would choose to be standing there in a swimsuit in twelve-degree air. We’d been there before–at least, my husband, two older kids, and I had. At that particular stretch of the...

Hoar Frost Encased Pine Bough on the Upper Geyser Basin