One thing it brings is a lot of expectations — and this isn’t either good or bad, rather a strong mix of emotions. But for me, the best part of the Christmas season is just starting — now that we are a few days past all the build up. Since the presents are sent and holiday plans already made, we are left with a few quietly beautiful days before the holiday is officially over. I look forward to these days, the simple unexpected moments, and the time to reflect on what I desire for the new year. Noticing the clear, crisp and still winter sky, it’s in these moments that I think of New Year’s resolutions. Before we head back to our hectic 21st-Century schedules, this year I need to remember to set aside more simple quiet moments with Him who will bring my most fulfilling light.