It's almost that time again. The same time that rolls around this time of the year every year. It's alomst time to say good-bye to this year. Yep, sure nuff, it's New Year's Eve.

Time to say good-bye to all the mistakes of 2004 and hello to all the opportunities in 2005...to make the same mistakes.

Time to say good-bye to all the problems of 2004 and say hello to all the new problems waiting in 2005.

But...

It's also time to say good-bye to the old friends we may have lost in 2004 and hello to those whose lives we may bless in 2005.

Time to say good-bye to all the times God led us in 2004 and hello to the myriad of times He will lead us in 2005.

Time to say good-bye to all the prayers and answered prayers of 2004 and hello to all those of 2005.

Time to say good-bye to all the missed evangelism opportunities of 2004 and hello to new ones in 2005.

Time to say good-bye to a year of not having personal devotions in 2004 and hello to a year with devotions daily in 2005.

I do hope that the New Year is a blessing straight from heaven for each of you and that God opens doors you never imagined before. This year I said good-bye to my sister Peg Siler. Next year I say hello to what may be new opportunities for sharing with my nephews. This could be the first year in a long time that my nephews actually get to come and see me. New Year. New Hope. New Blessings. Same God. Hallelujah!!!