Today is usually the day when we look back at the year that was. I don't know about you, but my normal method of operation is to look back on my year and think of ways I could have done better, and the ways things didn't turn out the way I wanted them to turn out. I tend to look back with a view to some kind of new years resolution to do better or be better. Clearly I'm a recovering control freak who just tends to think I'm in way more control than I actually am. But as I'm getting ready to step into 2019 I want to invite you, my reader, to do something with me. Let's not look back at the ways we failed, or the ways life didn't go the way we preferred. Let's look back at 2018 and see the ways God showed up, the ways God very much came to our rescue, brought surprising blessing, and was present when we needed Him. I want that to be my focus as I wrap up 2018 as my reminder that the same God who showed up in my past is the same God that goes with me into 2019. And that reality is far more significant than any new year's resolution I can or can't keep!