The year we moved from Canada back to Portland.
The year I began full-time seminary at George Fox.
The year my son was born.
The year that same son had open heart surgery.
The year I met my birth mother.
The year I published my third book, Jesus Goes to the Movies.
The year I launched my film review website, Cinemayward.com.
The year I healed from burnout, a year of death and resurrection, a year of new life.
Perhaps that's the theme of 2015: new life. A new heart. A new paradigm. Renewed faith and hope and love. New direction and purpose and vision. All things new.
It may be too early to tell, but I imagine I'll look back on 2015 as a year of incredible significance, a sort of historical BC/AD moment where everything changed. It's hard to articulate how different I am now from one year ago. Everything is new.
New. I suppose that tiny three-letter word will have to do.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the creation has come: The old has gone, the is here!