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And Here We Go Again

And here we go again! A new year! 2018, they are calling it. When I was a kid, there was a TV show called "Space:1999". I don't think I ever actually watched it, but I remember the title and what I remember about it is that in 1977, 1999 seemed like an unimaginably dis-tant future. Now, 1999 is nearly as long AGO as it was AWAY then. Life moves pretty fast ...

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Warning: Multiple song lyrics ahead

I guess I need to stop being amazed at how quickly the years are spinning by, but it's hard to believe it's almost Christmas already. Years ago, my dad said some-thing like, "when I was a kid, Christmas seemed to come only once every four years; now it comes four times a year." Joni Mitchell wrote and recorded a song called "Circle Game" that describes the life of a boy growing into a teenager, then a young man, and the seasons and years are referred to as circles. In one verse, we hear:

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Put on the Full Armor of God

One of the things I ask my son almost every night before he goes to bed is "do you know what you're wearing tomorrow?" Riley is not a morning person like his old man, and we have found that anything we can do the night before to make the next morning a little smoother is worth doing. Of course, this time of year, it's a good idea to check and see what the weather is going to be like before you decide what you will wear; chilly mornings and warm afternoons call for layers, right? Also, if it's raining, those white Yeezy knock-offs probably aren't a good idea.

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