How best to start the new decade?

You could buy a 20-inch canvas print of TV's Paul Ross, available from Amazon. It is phenomenal, as are the customer reviews. (Thanks to the ever-brilliant Caitlin Moran for highlighting this cultural apogee).

And/or you could consider these brilliant words from Ray Ortlund:

"The path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day." (Proverbs 4:18)

In this new year of grace, A.D. 2010, everything — everything — will work together for our good. Romans 8:28 is not trite. Good, as defined by the gospel, is the deepest narrative, the most inexorable outcome, of our lives. This assurance does not absolve us of responsibility. But sovereign grace meets original sin, and wins.

It’s going to be okay. God be praised.

Either way, happy new year.