It’s great to start a new Moleskine! That blank ivory first page sits and stares at you, waiting to be filled with something profound, insightful, and permanent.

I started a new one this morning. That’s it in the picture. I’ve actually had it in my bag for a month in anticipation of finishing the previous one. Today I cracked that wrapper. I perused the “history of the Moleskine” pamphlet inside the secret pocket just as I’ve done 11 times before!

Interestingly, the old one – Number 11 – ended with these words

I will never forget this awful time, as I grieve over my loss. Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this:

And the first words in the new one could not have been more appropriate for the start of a brand-new day and the start of a brand-new notebook…

The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!” The Lord is wonderfully good to those who wait for him and seek him. So it is good to wait quietly for salvation from the Lord.

How’s your new day starting? What are you most grateful for today? How have the Lord’s fresh mercies shown up in your life already today?