Happy Sunday! It's a new year and a new year always feels hopeful. It is a fresh start as we hope to make our lives better through better choices and decisions. We are filled with enthusiasm and plans. But, then we experience disappointments. We forget our new resolutions, things don't turn out as we plan, people let us down. The good news is, God's hope and love never disappoint. When things go badly, when we feel discouraged and plans do not turn out as we had hoped, let's remember we have the Holy Spirit filling us, encouraging us, loving us in a way so different from any worldly hopelessness. We have a love and a God that cannot be taken from us and that is something to be hopeful about!