We’re back, again. I’m going to be totally honest in this post, and I hope you expect nothing less from me.
So, this whole starting up a business thing is pretty darn difficult. I knew that it wouldn’t be an easy feat from the beginning, but, really? I mean, come on. Life kicks you right in the teeth sometimes, and it took a good reality check for me to realize just how much work this would be. Hopefully, you’ve read my first blog and hopefully you caught my enthusiasm in it. Well, that determination and enthusiasm kind of sloughed off when I wasn’t immediately able to quit my 9-5 job and follow my dreams full time. Ouch. Major burn.
That whole fear thing I talked about in that first blog post is really putting me to the test. It is by God’s grace that I return to you, ready to tackle this thing once again. This verse is what I’m clinging to in this crazy process, and I hope that whatever you are going through that it will also encourage and strengthen you.
By His divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence. 2 Peter 1:3
It’s so hard to trust that things are going to work out or that people will even like what you do. But, that’s not my problem. I’m going to do my best and let God do the rest. He’s already given me everything I need to accomplish whatever may come in this life.
Here’s to believing our dreams can come true.
Welcome to the first blog post for Anchored Fine Art and Photography! It’s been a long time coming, but, I finally got enough courage to sit here and write these words. First things first, my name is Lindsey Hogan and I love to create. I am an artist by nature. When I was a child I carried a bag of art supplies with me almost everywhere I went. Today, I still paint (mostly in acrylics) and in the past 6 years have adopted photography as my own. I’ve grown to love photography as much as painting and have passed the love to my husband, Buck. He has gotten so good, he’s now a second shooter here at Anchored for weddings and large events. I love working with him so much! He’s really my better half. 😉
Anyways, back to why I’m here…
For so long, being an artist for a living was a far away dream and it seemed totally unrealistic by the worlds standards. The fear of failure and of what other people would think held me back from fully pursuing my dream(s). I wondered, ‘What will they think?’ ‘Am I good enough?’ ‘Could God even use me?’ ‘Will I fail?’. So, that’s why I’m here. I have a dream that I want to see fulfilled and I’m going to kick fear in the face to do so. These blog posts will soon be filled with stories from our life, photo shoots, and paintings. I hope you will keep coming back to see what Abba God is doing through this adventure. Let’s kick fear in the face together! By the way, here’s one of my favorite scriptures that has helped me to overcome fear.
‘For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.’
2 Timothy 1:7
Realizing that fear is not from God has been a constant for me. I have been given power, love and self-disciple! Wow. God’s grace astounds me every.single.time!
Thank you for stopping by. In the next week or so, expect another blog post where you will get to know us a little more.