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

Hope! When all else fails, that is what keeps us going. This has not been the easiest year for me. As I look back over my journal entries, the long days and nights flood my memory and I am so thankful we made it. At times, I wondered. When life was dark, the light of His Word brightened my day. When loneliness threatened to overwhelm, my phone rang with a cheery hello from a friend. When answers seemed impossible to find, professionals stepped up with solutions. And when I needed a pick-me-up, a call to the grandgirlies delighted my heart. In the end, when my world began to shake, God provided a level path to walk on and His promised peace filled my heart. He is so good! I have many piles of stones by the side of the road as reminders of God’s faithfulness to me this past year. As a result, let’s go for it in 2009.