The New Year is a time for new beginnings…a clean slate! I love New Year’s resolutions and a chance to think about where I want to go with the time ahead of me. “To put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, And to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.” (Ephesians 4:22, 24)
On the cover, ‘The Keeper’ is an article any mother can relate to. My children are 4 and 1 and this article captures the essence of any outing with my precious toddlers. Whether you are in this season now or it is a reminder of days gone by, it is sure to bring tears to your eyes thinking about the sweetness of this time with your children. Please check out a few of the many Christian philanthropies featured in this issue and know there is always a place looking for a helping hand from you! There is an organization and place that fits your interests and talents. Get involved and make Midland your own! Find a church, meet your neighbors, and get involved! Take pride in your hometown (be it new or old) and look for the good around you.