STOP AND THINK – It wouldn’t be New Year’s if I didn’t have regrets. (William Thomas, journalist)

As we begin a new year, it’s a good time to look back over 2013 to discover ways we can do better in the New Year. Almost certainly, we’ll have some regrets from the last 12 months; not everything went as we had hoped. But we must not let that discourage us as we approach January 1. Look ahead with hope.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope. (Romans 15:13)