While many people ring in the New Year by watching a ball drop in New York, an acorn in Raleigh or a pickle in Mount Olive North Carolina I held off my celebration to a few hours latter. I greeted the New Year and the ending of the deer season at the same time as the sun rose on the first day of 2009. A very uneventful morning without a deer being sighted on the last day of the season. Often times I skip hunting the last day but this year with the warm weather finally breaking I couldn’t resist the early morning cold. It was an enjoyable morning as I sat in the deer stand waiting to see the new day. I spent sometime reflecting on the past year and how good the Lord had been to me and prayed about the year to come. Kind of sad to see the deer season end because nothing is better for my spiritual life then spending time sitting in the deer woods and praying. I hope everyone has a great 2009 and lets all try to take a little more time this coming year and thank the Lord for his goodness towards us.

Happy New Year and I hope 2009 is a good one for all of us.