Religion Insights columnist for The Herald-Palladium

Ringing in the new year is always exciting, but I usually wake up New Year’s Day more somber, spending time reflecting on the previous year’s successes and failures and setting my mind to improve in the new year.

I don’t know about you, but I can make a pretty daunting list of things to work on in the new year. It’s no wonder that I get started and find myself throwing in the towel days or weeks into the year.

Today’s Insights was written by Kevin Hester, pastor at The Shore Church in St. Joseph. Insights is written by area clergy every weekend to give different viewpoints on a variety of topics.