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A busy week with “Boxing Day,” gearing up for a brand new year and that annoying song about leaping lords milking a partridge in a pear tree which drags through January 6. Here some of my favorite New Year columns and cartoons:

The 365 Days of Christmas
Here’s how to stretch out the holiday well beyond “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”

My annual predictions for the New Year
My annual predictions for the New Year have been 99 percent accurate for the past 20 years. I know, it’s kind of scary!

God has a plan for the new year
Yep! He has a plan for your relationships, schedule, location and more for the new year as evidenced in the Christmas story. He’s more organized and in control than the best party planner!

Keeping those resolutions
From the award-winning The Why Files series, here’s hope and help for “Breaking Habits Before They Break You.” You can develop new habits in the new year.

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More than lighted balls drop on New Year’s Eve
Time Square’s lighted ball gets all the press, but other cities across America drop all kinds of things at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve. Some very strange things!

Have a God-directed New Year!

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Top ten posts for 2017

December 25th, 2017 | Posted by jameswatkins in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

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I have in my right hand, direct from my home office in Corn Borer, Indiana, today’s category: Top ten posts from 2017.

10. Coming out: my sexual identity crisis

9. The hidden habit: masturbation

8. The Christmas Story in chronological order

7. Does DNA disprove evolution?

6. Were U.S. founding fathers Christian?

5. Children who marry their parents: the psychology of courtship

4. From bad to worse to . . . astonishing

3. God is never late—but he sure is slow

2. What was Paul thinking when he wrote 1 Timothy 2:12?

And, the number one post for the fourth year in a row . . .

1. It Is Well with My Soul: the rest of the stories

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I have in my right bionic hand, direct from my home base, today’s top ten list Top ten non-spoilers from Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Like every episode before it . . .

10. There are epic battle scenes. (The special effects continue to increase with complexity. Amazing!)

9. There are new space creatures—both cute and creepy. (Fortunately, there are no new Jar Jar Binks type characters! And I was so relieved that a wise-creacking porg didn’t replace Han Solo piloting the Millennium Falcon. That would have been so Disney!) Continue reading.

Posts from a long time ago

Cartoons from the dark side
Star Wars III: modern morality play
The Force Awakens universal questions
This Force never sleeps
Top ten rejected titles for Star Wars VII
Top ten signs Han Solo has turned 70
Top ten surprises in Star Wars: Episode VII

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Stocking stuffers

Hope in a hand basket

Lamb of God: a ewe-nique perspective on Christ’s birth

“There is no peace on earth, I said”

Wiseman and Wife: a comedy/drama for Christmas

Okay, okay, this page has expanded like Santa’s waistline, but “The 24 Sites of Christmas” would make an already painfully-long song even longer! But if you’d like to repeat the entire “song,” here are the complete Twelve Sites of Christmas.

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Looking for your “true love”?

No leaping lords can love you like this Lord. Click for the ultimate Christmas gift.

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Merry Christmas quips and quotations

Click for some happy holidays thoughts. (Okay, this photo has nothing to do with quotations, but puppies in Santa hats always bring happy thoughts.)

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Christmas smells like ****

Sorry, but Christmas does not smell like evergreen boughs, gingerbread, wassail, fresh-baked cookies or bayberry candles. It smells like . . . [Continue reading]

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Site 8: Fruitcake for the soul

Christmas at Macy’s

Christmas at K-Mart

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How Christmas saved a grinch

The shocking true story!

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The Christmas story

The Christmas story in chronological order

God is in control

Mary, did we know? (What was she thinking when the angel announced the outrageous proposition?)

The ten best—and worst—Christmas movies

A Very Twitter Christmas

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