Welcome to the beginning of my new blog series: Pursuing Her Passion. I've had this topic on my heart for a long time and I knew that I wasn't alone. There are so many creative and talented women out there chasing their dreams, pursuing their calling, and taking risks in order to fulfill God's plan for their life. There are also many creative and talented women who haven't quite found their passion just yet, or may be feeling held back from being able to pursue their dream. This series is meant to inspire women who are currently looking for that passion in their life if they haven't found it. And if they have, then this series should be an encouragement to get out there and start pursuing it head on!
Today, I'd like to share one of my favorite women in the blogosphere, Casey Wiegand. She has such a special place in my heart and I'm so blessed to be able to call her my friend. Casey's life is the perfect example of an obedient and faithful wife, mother, and woman of God. If you haven't heard her story, I encourage you to check out her blog after reading her words about pursuing her passion:
My name is Casey Wiegand, I am a freelance artist, wife and mama.
I love painting and sharing our life through my blog... where you can expect pieces of my perspective on life, faith, kids, marriage, with touches of art, creative inspiration, projects and things I love along the way. I have two little ones with the hopes of lots more and am married to the love of my life!
Passion. What is my passion?
My passion is my husband and kids - being a wife and mama first.
Constantly creating, attempting to balance it all.
My husband gets most of the credit- he is also an artist and is a strong believer in doing what makes us happy, what God created us for... not just what will make us a lot of money. He has helped me pursue my dreams and "jump" a lot of times when I felt nervous to do so. We have taken risk after risk but staying in God's will for our lives the entire way... it makes it less scary when you know that.
I hope that by sharing our story... how we struggle with money, how we take risks/follow our dreams- also through our heartaches-miscarriage, NICU babies, death, fear... through sharing our hearts that we can touch someone, somewhere.
My advice would be to follow your dreams. Life is short and it is worth it to do so! Do what makes you happy!
This is a quote from my favorite book, A Beautiful Offering, that I want to share:
"When you decide to live out what you believe. When you decide you want peace in your possession, then you will find out what that looks like and feels like. You begin to pray for God to give you peace. You incorporate peace in your relationships. You decide to respond differently. You speak in love. Act in tenderness. You imitate what you know about peace until it becomes a reality for your character and your life."