Merriam-Webster’s 2nd definition of full-time is : devoting one’s full attention and energies to something.

I am fully devoted to learning how to love and live well. But the thing is – I am a work-in-progress. I always will be. Nevertheless, I have something to share about what I’ve learned so far.

I’m a wife and mother of three teenagers. I also have a full-time job that I get paid to do. I’m an accountant at a construction company and I love it. I want to do it all well and I get it right sometimes. Mostly, I get it wrong and I write so that you don’t have to. But if you do get it wrong maybe you won’t be as hard on yourself because I did too.

There are moments when I’m in awe of my wonderful life….grateful and overjoyed and content. In other moments…..I’m restless, underjoyed and wondering what the heck I’m doing.

I want to live an abundant life. With a husband, 3 teens, too many bills, and a few dreams how do I do that? How do I love the people in my life well, take care of my responsibilities, pursue my dreams, and live life to the fullest? There’s no secret formula or “one-size-fits all” answer. So I learn as I go. The full life I want is in the things I do everyday. My relationships, the choices I make, the conversations, and my attitude.

The restlessness, this “divine discontent”, keeps me seeking, moves me forward and is where the abundant life is found. The journey and the searching make the mundane meaningful, the routine rich, and everyday extraordinary.

So I do it all full-time with all of my heart.

Throw yourselves wholeheartedly and full-time—into God’s way of doing things. Romans 6:12

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “All About Me.”

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  1. rogershipp on June 21, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Well said!

  2. Russell J. Fellows on June 22, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    I like how you said that it isn’t a one-size fits all solution, but something that you learn as you go. I too long to live and love well, to the fullest with all that God has given me. I stumble, I fall, but I keep pressing forward and ask a lot of forgiveness. Blessings to you as you also keep pressing forward.

    • mariegriffith on June 22, 2015 at 3:53 pm

      Thank you Russell. I’m thankful that God is patient as we learn. Many blessings to you too.

  3. handikwani02 on June 23, 2015 at 1:57 am

    I like your take and interpretation of your blog’s title. I find that doing things part time sometimes is not fulfilling but doing things on a full time basis gives meaning at least as far as I am concerned especially the things of faith.

    • mariegriffith on June 23, 2015 at 2:20 am

      Yes, doing things wholeheartedly is the best way.

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