Happy 2016, friends! As we embark on this new trip around the sun, I wanted to share this desktop wallpaper that I designed, which features a prayer attributed to Saint Agnes Cathedral:

“O God of new beginnings and wonderful surprises, thank you for the gift of a new year. May it be a time of grace for me, a time to grow in faith and love, a time to renew my commitment to following Your Son, Jesus. May it be a year of blessing for me, a time to cherish my family and friends, a time to renew my efforts at work, a time to embrace my faith more fully. Walk with me, please, in every day and every hour of this new year, that the light of Christ might shine through me, in spite of my weaknesses and failings. Above all, may I remember this year that I am a pilgrim on the sacred path to You. Amen.”

In the days to come, I’ll be sharing what my sacred path looks like this year. Among other things, it’s going to include my first ever “fauxbonichi” journal, a subscription to a wonderful devotional series by Skye Jethani, and possibly even one of these cool art journaling Bibles. I’d love to hear what *you* plan to do in the months ahead as you unwrap this gift of a new year.

{Click this thumbnail to open a new window with the desktop wallpaper. Right-click the image, save it to your computer, then set as your wallpaper.}

The Gift of a New Year | desktop wallpaper from Antiquated Notions