I always feel optimistic at the beginning of each year. This year is no exception. Despite the horrific disaster in Asia and a host of other reasons why I shoulod just throw in the towel, I still feel like I have another chance at having a really good year.
So tonight, I'm drinking a beer with the hope and prayer that God is somehow still alive and active in the world. I'll toast to peace in the face of violence. I'll toast compassion when competition seems to rule our world. I'll toast love when hatred appears to have the upper hand.
Grace and peace to you this new year!