After a recent team meeting, I noticed something interesting. Do you see it? Each of us chose a patterned coffee cup, and left the clear ones behind. I interpreted this as a sign that we are a fun and lively bunch. 🙂 However, it also served as a great reminder that it’s good to step back periodically, and look for patterns in our lives (good and bad). With the Holy Spirit’s help, and the promise of new mercies every day, we can pursue life-giving, Christ-like living with joy and confidence.