Fireworks over the Beaufort River on - New Year's Eve. I am not much of a New Year's eve celebrator - but this was a beautiful way to end 2011. Much has happened in the past year; but isn't that always true? Life and time are a gift from God - although sometimes time doesn't seem like much of a gift. It goes too slowly in the rough times and too quickly in the good times. The truth is that God knows how much we need time in order to live our lives. My prayer is that time would become even more precious in this coming year - whatever the circumstances!