Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.
~ Romans 12:2
How was 2016 for you? Over the last few months, I’ve heard more and more people who have been eager to close out calendar year 2016 and begin with a fresh slate in 2017. In 2016, most of us were appalled at the ugliness of the campaign for the office of the President of the United States, we have been shocked by violence upon violence both within our country and around the world. Many of us have also experienced intimately the pain of job stresses, family discord, illnesses, and deaths. It can be overwhelming. And, while those around us celebrate and smile and seem unaffected by these things, we may feel that we are…
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