I am looking forward to 2011 with a joy that I have not had in a long time. This past year was perhaps the most challenging of my life, spiritually, mentally and physically. I had some very dark moments, feelings of despondency and despair creeping in. It is in the desert that we realize what we need the most and we seek Him with a fervency that had been lost. God then places that drop of water on our tongue and we are so thankful. So thankful for that drop of water that we realize that the root of sin is our failure to be grateful. Then we are brought back to Him and we are able to carry on.

Once we come through the dark, the light brings such joy. May God grant you a joyous 2011.