As I open up my brand new calendar I can’t help but feel a sense of excitement. There is something so wonderful about starting anew, isn't there? Fresh beginnings and new challenges lie ahead of us all. As January 1 rolls around I think it should be used as a time of reflection yes, but more importantly it is a time to take what we have learned in the past and apply it to our future.
In our lives sometimes we are on the top of the mountain where everything is clear and beautiful and sometimes we are in the valley where we are surrounded by darkness and it takes every ounce of energy we have just to take that first time upward. Through it all there is one thing that we can know for sure ~ God is always by our side. Not only is He by our side but He is ON OUR SIDE, too! With this knowledge I know as I start out this new year I will not be starting it alone. That knowledge alone brings about such a wonderful sense of comfort to my heart and soul! I pray that each one of you will be comforted in that as well. Now let us step forward together as we begin this new journey ~ I know there are so many wonderful and marvelous things just waiting for us all!