cozy january


music note eco felt earrings // Dark Pony Designs

winter music woodland animals // Jahna Vashti

sheet music cupcake wrappers (for recital refreshments!) // Magpie and Max

this will be our year (The Zombies) wall art // Lyrical Artworks
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one day (and year) at a time

2013 rang in while I was working on a composition deadline
and the rest of my family were tucked soundly in their beds.
My New Year’s celebration (or lack of) may seem a bit boring
but my heart was filled with anticipation and wonder.

With the start of this new year I have a lot to be excited about:

– My son Archer turned one year old and received his first haircut :’)

– I was interviewed by artist, designer, and architect Corissa Nelson.
We talked about 
how women find time to be creative, especially moms.

– I completed my composition, Point Me To The Skies, for Martin Luther College’s wind symphony

– AND launched Holy Hen House, where friends and I are writing a Christian women’s blog
check it out!

New Year2

Do you remember how I posted about making goals with deadlines and sticking to them?
Well – I should have added – don’t put all the deadlines in the same week. Haha!
I have to admit I didn’t get much sleep and even stayed up as late (or early?) as 5:30am.
BUT I met all my deadlines and am working towards a whole new set of goals
that I could not have imagined one year ago.
How awesome!

With all of these opportunities I have to remind myself to discern my priorities.
What is God’s will? What is first? Him – the one thing needful.

Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city,
spend a year there, carry on business and make money.”
Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life?

You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.
Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”

James 4:13-15

I have about 10 days to start and complete my Epiphany text and hymn
but as always I am taking it one day at a time. A day of His grace.