We've been working in recent days on new habits for a new year, and my favorite starts early with the two little ones. Little Women is by far the best morning soundtrack, a way to set the tone for the day. I plug it into the DVD player, light the candles, and we share a gentle waking to a new day. And on the days I "get it right" we gather around the Word. A small celebration of redemption. A reminder before the hard tools of sanctification chistle away at all that is not Jesus that the promise remains. All things new. All things new! And then those tools take on a different feel, a whole new meaning.