Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! (Well, Happy New Year's Eve, to be exact.) Oh what a year it has been. I would say 2014 was the best year EVER! I used to say that the best days of my life, with the exception of my wedding day, was the days I spent traveling Europe with my husband. These days though, not even the eiffel tower can compare. My heart is so full. My family is a dream come true. What a beautiful way to start the new year!
 

While you may be like my husband, and prefer to sleep through the midnight minute of New Year's Day, I admit I am the type of person that looks forward to the magical idea of all the potential new beginnings that are brought in by the new year. I am, of course, fully aware of the statistics related to New Year's resolutions. But I do enjoy formulating some new goals. I am a woman who loves checklists, structure, and goals. So call this my resolutions or  call it my goals.  But this little momma has some plans to share.
 
 
 
So let me start with a huge thank you to my followers.  Blogging has brought me so much joy these past two months. I have enjoyed sharing my thoughts and my story. I am truly honored to have you investing time with me.
 
As a new blogger, I knew this would be a bit of a learning experience. And I think I have learned a few things along the way. One of the plans I have for 2015 is to reevaluate my commitment to research articles. My thoughts are that these pieces would be more practical if they were converted to bonus pieces. In other words, moving forward, instead of publishing a research piece at the beginning of every month, these extensive pieces will be posted as they are completed. I have made this decision in order to be sure that I am able to invest the adequate amount of time needed to complete these data heavy blog posts to my standards. This alteration also makes time for a new Little Momma Momment element I am stoked to announce!
 
Introducing Illustrated Faith! My faith is very important to me. It is really the foundation for who I am. I'm a child of my Father in heaven. I'm a daughter of Christ the King.  I am a follower of the Holy Spirit. Illustrated Faith is a way for me to creatively grow closer to the greatest artist there ever was. For some people Illustrated Faith looks like notes in the margin. For others it is watercolor paintings. Some draw or use stickers. While the execution and the methods vary, the goal is the same: study & experience God's word in a way that resonates with your creative spirit. Boy oh boy, this is right up my alley.
 
Entry #1- Celebrating our good and perfect gift from above.
(James 1:17 - Every good and every perfect gift is from above,
coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is
no variation or shadow due to change.)
 
So here is my New Year's resolution. I would like to grow my faith by increasing the time I spend reading the Bible. I will be exploring different artistic medians to produce art inspired by what I read. And once a month, I will post a Little Momma Moments piece sharing what I have learned and what I have illustrated. I am so excited to see where this journey takes me. Plus I have the added excitement of starting this journey alongside my Little Momma, Catherine.
 
 
So here we go. In just a collection of minutes a new year is beginning. And I am ready to soak up the joy, rest, protection, and peace that God has in store for me. Happy New Year!
 
Love,
Little Momma,  April Faith

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