Happy New Year! So many people make resolutions for a new year–I’m not one of them. <smile> But I do reflect on the past year and ask God to reveal to me anything on which I need to improve in the coming year. These past few weeks a common theme has come to mind: grace. God’s grace is amazing. It covers the most vile sin. God offers grace even to those who aren’t interested in receiving it. As a Christian, maybe I need to be more “grace-full.” Maybe I need to not assume the worst, but presume everyone’s fighting his or her own battle and needs compassion rather than criticism. Maybe I need to smile more and love bigger and forgive faster. Not because it’s a rule, but because it is an offering of grace.