April Yamasaki is lead pastor of Emmanuel Mennonite Church in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Her most recent book is Sacred Pauses: Spiritual Practices for Personal Renewal (Herald, 2013). Her blog is part of the CCblogs network.
While others have been making—and maybe even already breaking—new year’s resolutions or choosing their one word for 2014, I’m still holding onto Christmas. After all, it was only this Sunday at church that our magi finally arrived at the nativity scene in front of the sanctuary.