Today is a new day...a day to step back and consider all your many blessings. These are wise words to those who are on the brink of a new season. I for one found out today that I am embarking on a great journey. A journey full of hope, responsibility, excitement, and love. A love that I've never known before. Maybe you're sitting there and utter chaos is breaking out all around you or maybe you feel the weight of reality wrapping you up in it's woolen, wet blanket. Maybe that sense of hopelessness or failure is wanting to creep into your own life. Let me tell you right here and now that a new beginning is just on the horizon for you. Your daylight is dawning and the night is nearly over. For the darkest hour of the night is the hour just before dawn. I want to encourage you to hope again. There is something to be said about all of us coming alongside each other and encouraging one another to dream again. This happened to me just a few days ago. Encouraging words, whomever they come from; a friend, loved one, mother, father, wife, husband, no matter the source there is always life in the words of encouragement. So, my friend, feel free to once again dream...whatever it may be. Turn to those who love you, and know you will always have a friend in us as well. May you be blessed and be of good cheer in these new beginnings.