(From my weekly Pastor’s Page written for my community of faith)
As this year draws to a close, the experiences of the last twelve months are nothing more than a silent echo in the halls of distant memories.  Most of us will go through the year-end ritual of pausing long enough to,

remember and even

the things we did and said…the things we didn’t do and didn’t say.  And now, we shed the stale year now past and embrace the possibilities that the coming year promises.  Some of you might even dare to set resolutions with hopes that next year will be better than the last.

My prayer for you in the coming year is that you would center yourself around “whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise…”  (Philippians 4v8).

Focus on the things that feed your soul and nourish your spirit.  Learn to love well.  Forgive much.

May faith guide you every step of the way.  May hope be in plenty supply and may the love of God be abundant.