2014, you’re gone now.

I am very blessed to have an avenue to convey some of my thoughts and feelings through writing with a prayer and a hope that it is used as a gospel lens for myself and anyone that may want to join in. 2014 was a really hard year yet we were abundantly blessed by God despite all the seemingly bad, hardness. He just showed us his sweetness in so many unexpected ways, we can’t help but be thankful and give him all the credit.

I was able to start working more on art and projects and I am so happy to say we have some exciting art things happening in 2015 with Benson Benson. We have a new site up with recent work here: bensonbensonco.squarespace.com

Thank you anyone who reads these words, I am blessed by you. I will continue to write for myself in 2015 and invite anyone interested to read, comment, pray for me, etc. For obvious reasons last year was a bit of a serious year and if you know me in person, It’s not all work, I love to play. I promise to inject some lightheartedness (like the unrelated image above of my recent thrift haul) back into the blog and talk a lot more about art.

Here are your favorite posts from this blog in 2014:

This is a Post about Depression

From All Tribes and People and Languages

Be Wary of the Flag You Fly

Sorrowful, Yet Always Rejoicing

You may also know that we homeschool and particularly in the Charlotte Mason persuasion. You may also know about my @charlottemasonliving account on Instagram but one cool recent thing is that we now have a site and will be posting Charlotte Mason inspiration in blog form as well by myself and several lovely ladies: Charlotte Mason Living. I am very excited about connecting with Mom’s that educate at home. It has been such a beautiful and centering experience for not just Emma but for myself as well. I am pretty excited for the rest of our home schooling year and for next school year. I can see how God is using our experience to prune Emma and I. I am so thankful that this way of doing education is so in line with how God is revealing that we should lead our own family.

If we have to pick one word for this year for our family to embrace, it would be Resolute. Not only will we make plans and resolve to do them, we will pray that we can be resolute in accomplishing them. We are procrastinators or we can be, we just don’t want to be, so we’re praying for perseverance.

I will talk more about being Resolute in a future post, I am usually far from that but as we grow as a family there are things I want to do, learn, be and I am praying for guidance and perseverance for those things. For me, the subtitle of this blog pretty much sums up the overarching themes for me for 2015; Faith, Art, and Family. I’m excited to outline all of those in my 2015 plans and priorities and to review 2014’s plans and priorities, see what i hit and what I missed.

Either way, I think 2015 will be a happy year, I am trusting God to provide where we have need and that we will cling to him for the ability to do the things he has tasked and gifted us to do.

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