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They were part of the "Good Ole" Days. I know, Let’s play a little game… Everyone stand up. Now sit down when you can’t remember what I mention next…

How many of you remember…

90’s – Beanie Babies; Teenie Beanies; Grunge; and the phrase CHA-CHING!!!

80’s – PacMan; the Rubic’s cube; Leg Warmers; the Fraggles TV show.

70’s – 8 track Tapes; platform shoes; and leisure suits.

60’s – LP’s; Troll dolls; and the first lava lamps!

50’s – Wax coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside, Hula-hoops, and putting peanuts in your ten-cent 7 oz glass coke bottle before you drank it.

40’s – Party lines on your telephones; and Big Band Music.

All of us can remember the good ole days

When you could happily catch fireflies for an entire evening.

When money issues were handled by whoever was the banker in "Monopoly."

And it wasn’t odd to have two or three "best" friends.

When being old referred to anyone over 20 years of age.

When the net on a tennis court was the perfect height to play volleyball – with no real rules.

Remember when the worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was "cooties."

How it was magic when dad would "remove" his thumb.

Remember when you were finally tall enough to ride the "big people" rides at the amusement park and when a foot of snow was a dream-come true.

And the best part for me was how you could correct any mistake by yelling, "do over!"

Well the good ole days are not done! God gave us a “Do Over”! It’s called being “born again” and it is a wonderful gift! What is this Born Again thing?

SOURCE: Rick Stacy in "Reborn and Renewed" on www.sermoncentral.com. http://www.sermoncentral.com/sermon.asp?SermonID=56094

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