Happy New Year! Grace to you and Peace from God the father, from Jesus Christ our Lord and savior, and may the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Tonight, I am sitting and looking out onto a wonderful winter scene.  The stars are shining bright up above.  The ground twinkles as if covered in a sea of diamonds. It is almost hard to believe that one week ago it was Christmas.  The evergreen trees are full of snow. The...