Several things mark the beginning of a new year: We stop thinking about decadent desserts and start thinking about how to get rid of their evidence. Christmas lights get taken down, and with imperceptibly lengthening days, the long slow march to spring begins. People pack up the old year and resolve to make this year new.
Personally, I haven’t entered a fitness program and our Christmas lights still brighten dark winter nights. It’s true that spring is coming, but it’s still months away from T-shirt weather here in the Pacific Northwest. And while I have some goals for the coming year, I haven’t made any formal resolutions.
What we are doing in our household is reviewing highlights of 2011 and anticipating 2012. The articles in this edition of the North Star Journal feature memorable events as seen through the eyes of each member of our family and give a glimpse of hope for what’s to come. There’s a lot to hope for, because the God who was faithful to us in 2011 is the same God who unfolds the unknown months ahead.
So, in the interest of wishing you a happy new year before we have to start mowing, we welcome you to the January/February version of our Robbins family periodical—accompanied by our prayer, that you might “. . . know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God” (Ephesians 3:19).
Welcome to the January/February 2012
North Star Journal!
(Click one of the photos below to enter the corresponding article.)