It would be an understatement to say that 2006 was a challenging year for me. In fact, I don’t think it would be an exaggeration to declare that these past few months have been among the most painful of my life. They have also been full of signs of God’s grace and love. I can’t explain that phenomenon, but I am beyond grateful for it. More paradox. Hope in the midst of despair. The ultimate Christmas gift.
Over these last few days, I’ve been reflecting on the psychology of “happy new year,” new year’s resolutions and all that comes with the seeming arbitrariness of, on December 31st at midnight, “leaving” one year and “entering” another. The symbolism of it all appeals to me, though, and while I’m not prone to making long lists of goals and resolutions, I have been encouraged by friends who have commented on my absence from the blog. And so I resolve to write more frequently in 2007, starting today, January 1.
Welcome 2007. May it truly be a new beginning, full of hope and healing. Happy New Year!