Can you believe it? It's now officially safe to bring out the "I Survived 2008 T-shirts." We actually made it to 2009. Before you start making any snide comments about that, I'll remind you that countless other people didn't, so you really do have a reason to be thankful. So here's the forecast for 2009: Clearing skies will bring about greater visibility of God's plans and purposes for your life, as well as lengthy spells of Sonshine. The former and latter rains will ensure a bumper harvest this year, and falling snow will bring reminders of how 'white' and pure we've been made by the blood of Christ. How's that for a forecast that can't go wrong?!
For you Denver Broncos fans, there's even more good news for 2009. It really is the end of an era and we can finally hope that we are headed in the right direction (toward the playoffs instead of a comfortable seat in the stands). Mike Shanahan had become as much of a fixture at Dove Valley as the paint on the walls, and even his team had begun to take on his stoic 'unmotivating' personality. These young players need an infusion of fresh 'blood' in the coaching ranks, and I think this is a step in the right direction, especially for those of us that are nursing hopes of returning to the Superbowl sometime before Jay Cutler retires.
Oh yes, before I forget, the economy is still tanking, GM, Ford and Chrysler still need bailouts, the airline industry still sucks wind, and foreclosures are still on the rise. In case any of this news gives you concern, see the forecast in paragraph one above. Have an amazing New Year!!!