2014

2014 has been incredible and full. Looking back at the past twelve months reminded me of the abundant blessings and grace that God has given me. Today began Lara Casey’s 2015 goal setting series, with step one being a reflection on the good that 2014 held. Here are some of the things I am celebrating today as I prepare for the year ahead:

God changed my heart and carried me through a life changing experience.

FebruarySurgeryKylaMary He provided me with community, especially through my small group, and surrounded me with loving friends.
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He brought me on lots of adventures, including a trip to ChicagoMayChicagoKylaMaryand exploring New England.MayBostonKylaMary

He healed my back and my heart. He introduced me to women who inspire my dreams and speak wisdom and purpose into them. He took me on a retreat, where I had the opportunity to lead a special group of middle schoolers and soak up His beauty in the nature there. He provided, time and time again. He shared the goodness of intentional mornings with me, and then taught me to give myself grace when schedules shift.FebruaryScriptureKylaMary
He saw me through a difficult season and taught me more about myself and His heart for me through it. He brought me on a special trip to the South with my mama, where I got to celebrate the company I most admire by attending the Southern Weddings V7 Launch party and hug a sweet friend who God has used in a big way in my life over the past year. happy-southern-weddings-greeters
(picture by Millie Holloman via Southern Weddings)

He has given me sweet moments with loved ones and a passion for weddings and the love that lasts far beyond them. Through His strength, I decided to go back to school and finished a degree. I served in my church’s student ministry and production. In November, I began interning with my church’s creative team. I joined Ruthie of Ruth Eileen Photography as her new part-time assistant. I kept designing, renamed my brand, and I guest-designed for a community of Christian women over the winter. Most recently, I began growing my blog and I have been putting pen to paper with some of the biggest goals on my heart. God has done tremendous things in my life during 2014 and I am excited to see what 2015 brings.

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