Today marks a new day, a new month, and a new year. That's a lot of new for one morning. And really, even though it is just a continuation of our story from yesterday, there is just something different about this morning each year. It's like we've been given a fresh start, a do-over for some, or a fresh outlook on what lies ahead. I kind of like to think about it as if I have been handed a brand new, blank canvas. God is my teacher, and by following His instruction, I can finish up this year with a beautiful picture. Undoubtedly this year will be filled with many blessings, many trials, and unforeseen events. But that's how we learn from Him. It isn't paint-by-number, but closely following His teachings, having faith, and trusting that He has a plan for our lives. Happy New Year everyone.