Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. (Hal Borland, late author and naturalist)

This is the time to review the events and activities of 2017. There were highlights and disappointments—things we want to remember and others we wish we could forget. As we reflect on them, we should be grateful for the accomplishments and evaluate all that wasn’t so successful. The question to consider now is “How does this influence our plans for next year?”

Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity. (Proverbs 21:5)