By Caroline Triscik

A Year in Review: All Shall Be Well in 2019

Did you ever wonder about the meaning behind the traditional New Year’s Eve song “Auld Lang Syne”?  

One of my favorite renditions of the traditional song is a version by The Hotel Café. It features a myriad of voices and holds for me just the right amount of nostalgia and melancholy to look back on the old along with a twinge of hope to enter into the new. While the music itself has always stirred a bit of emotion for me, I never quite knew what the lyrics actually meant.

As it turns out, the lyrics of "Auld Lang Syne" originate in Scotland with a poem written by Robert Burns in 1788. The poem invites us to reflect on the past and look to the future as we walk together, raising a cup both for remembrance and hope.

In the same way, God invites us throughout Scripture to remember, “I will call to mind the deeds of the Lord; I will remember your wonders of old” (Psalm 77:11), as well as to look forward: “See I am doing a new thing!” (Isaiah 43:19). So in the spirit of remembrance and hope, we have assembled a year-in-review podcast to revisit some of the voices we heard on our podcast this past year. Just like The Hotel Cafe’s multi-voiced version of "Auld Lang Syne," we’re delighted by the variety of voices we’ve heard in 2019 and eager to hear more in the new year. Here’s a sampling of some of those voices as we reflect on days gone by and enter into the new together. Cheers!

— Caroline Triscik


You can listen on iTunes or at All Shall Be Well: Conversations with Women in the Academy and Beyond. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did.
You can also listen to the full-length podcasts with each of the featured guests:
About the Author

Caroline served with InterVarsity since 2002 as a campus staff member in northwest Indiana and most recently in central Pennsylvania. She received her bachelor’s degree in English with a focus on creative writing from Purdue University in 2002 and holds a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling from Messiah College. Caroline, her husband, and their three children live in “the sweetest place on earth,” otherwise known as Hershey, Pennsylvania. In her spare time, she likes to read, discover new music, and attempt to train her exuberant Labrador retriever, Pax. Caroline is a clinical mental health counselor and a former associate with Women in the Academy and Professions.

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