It has been a very long winter here in Minnesota. Last weekend we received a foot of snow with others in the region getting double that. Just one week later the sun is shining, the temperature is above freezing (barely), and there are signs of a new season taking hold. I hate the long cold winters here, but I love the annual reminder that sometimes we have to go through a hard, dark season before new life can emerge. Praying this is a shift in seasons in many parts of my life!