Happy New Year! It's Friday, January 1, 2016. As many of you know I read a lot of obituaries. No. It's not a recently adopted morbid habit. I've been reading them for probably 35 or more years. I wrote yesterday about making plans and setting goals for the new year. After writing about that I happened upon the obituary of a young man. I don't know him. I don't know his family. But my eyes filled with tears when I read about him, his love for others, and all that he did to try and make a difference during his time here on the planet. Yes. It made me feel very small and convicted but it also encouraged me to look again, for the first time, at what I consider to be important in the life that God has given to me. I know what it did to me and I offer it with a prayer that it will be a motivation and encouragement to us all. Amen. .....More later.