A walk in a nearby nature preserve on a sunny afternoon
towards the end of 2013
represents my mood in the earliest hours of 2014...
calm, reflective, energized and appreciative of God's blessings.
I'm thankful for evidences of personal progress in faith
(some almost imperceptible, but undeniable),
for mysteries that remain,
and for confidence in the goodness of God in spite of those mysteries.
I've struggled to formulate resolutions
and would have happily settled for "my" word for 2014.
So far, nothing.
Maybe still in this first day, clarity will emerge.