As I was preparing our envelopes to send out, I couldn’t help but think of the those who aren’t having a wonderful year. Those who lost dear loved ones. Those who lost jobs. Those who are homeless or orphaned. Those who are struggling with financial hardships. Those who are simply struggling with the stress the season sometimes brings. I am overwhelmed with compassion for all those struggling, for whatever the reason. Through the struggle in the valley, the victory on the mountain top, and everywhere in between, it is so important we remember to pause and include the source of all our joy, Jesus. This season is a reminder that life is all about Him, after all.