I always get a bit nostalgic at this time of year. The final few hours of 2010 and looking forward to 2011 can be exciting and a bit fearful too. This past year has been one of the most difficult of my life. Dealing with conflict in a church is never easy, pretty, or fun. It was long overdue and something that I can begin to see has made me stronger in my faith. My heart is so ready for a new page, a new beginning. 2010 was filled with learning that even though I’ve been alive for 43 years, I have much to learn. I’ve been in ministry for over 20 of those years and I feel like a rookie sometimes.