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Notes from Steve

February 1, 2021

My friend Darrel from Sioux City - great guy, we were in the same grade in school - sang a song about old friends* and posted it on his Facebook site.  My class had about 330 students and there are so many diverse and angry posts on all sides of the political spectrum.  Knowing Darrel, the divide bothers him.  I definitely have an opinion and my solution is not singing a song about unity but unfollowing people who don’t agree with me.  At the end of the day, I think Darrel’s solution is better.

All of us grew up in the 24 hour news cycle.  We all grew up with reality tv and drama - whether it's on the field or in the boardroom or the tv or in politics.  When we are standing at the pearly gates and we are asked to line up all of the things that were important to us in our life and what our priorities were - there is a really good chance that drama (wherever we find it) won’t be near the top.  Our families, relationships, church, community, friendships … 

As we move into the new year, let’s all take stock in what’s important.  Life is way too short not to reconnect with those old friends who we’ve lost for whatever reason. It’s a good thing to bury the hatchets.

*You and I can share the silence
Finding comfort together
The way old friends do


And after fights and words of violence
We make up with each other
The way old friends do


Times of joy and times of sorrow
We will always see it through
Oh, I don't care what comes tomorrow
We can face it together
The way old friends do


You and I can share the silence
Finding comfort together
The way old friends do


And after fights and words of violence
We make up with each other
The way old friends do


Times of joy and times of sorrow
We will always see it through
Oh I don't care what comes tomorrow
We can face it together
The way old friends do


We can face it together
The way old friends do


by ABBA
 

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