It’s a New Year! We have wiped
the slate clean, turned thecalendar page, begun anew! Ourminds rush with expectations
and resolutions…this is
THE year we will lose weight, stopsmoking, and exercise more. Wewill stick to a budget, find abetter job, become moreorganized.
Hope springs eternal in our hearts as we look forward to anew beginning on January 1!After all
of the New Year’s celebrations pass and winter
settles in again, our hectic pace often slows. We canexperience a wonderful time of introspection andmeditation. We can seek out spiritual direction from God,perhaps either in private prayer or in Bible studies withfriends. Even the snow, gently covering the northernlandscapes, seems to cleanse our thoughts and hearts,bringing us closer to our Savoir, enabling us to hear Hiswords, and to experience His never-ending love for us.Although the words of Burn
Auld Lang Syne,
to “the good old days,” we look to new beginnings in the
New Year. It is a wonderful opportunity to open ourhearts and find inspiration from God. This inspirationoften comes from the daily life surrounding us
a kindword from a loved one, a smile from a stranger, anunexpected hug from a child. Yes, we can indeed find Godas we start a New Year even in the most ordinar thins!