Thanksgiving was great with family and friends. Christmas is just around the corner. New Year's is just a few days away, and then RCMA's 35th World Conference and Exposition, Jan. 30-Feb. 2, 2007, in Louisville, Ky.

The holiday season is such an exciting time — especially if it brings you closer to family and friends. We are certainly looking forward to being with all the grandchildren and their parents in our home this year. This is also a time for memories to be established as well as a great time to remember the blessings that have already come our way.

All of us who are associated with RCMA extend our best to you and yours at this great time of the year. God is love, and when we share God's love with each other, our lives and daily challenges seem to go smoother. As we approach the new year of 2007, we will surely again commit to New Year's resolutions, and by the grace of God become better individuals in 2007.

I am certainly looking forward to again seeing and sharing with each of you at the 35th World Conference and Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky. DeWayne S. Woodring, our executive director, is working closely with the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau and related community officials to produce the most exciting meeting ever. At the time of this writing, the registrations are rivaling the record-level attendance of last year's meeting and will probably surpass last year's attendance.

Happy Holidays: My hope is that your life is greatly enriched as we approach 2007.

T.M. Jackson