by Oct 10, 2010Personal4 comments

It’s kind of neat. Add up the numbers in today’s date and you get my new age.

Not like New Age, new age. I mean I’ve entered a new decade of life, and I want to say publicly (if this blog even counts) that I’m thankful for the divine gifts in the previous decade. I don’t deserve the good things God has given me, especially my wife, child, friends, church, and job.

And I don’t want to forget you, either, blog readers. Both of you have meant so much to me! Thank you!

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  1. Dustin B.

    Happy birthday, you old man! I gotta admit, the 10/10/10/30 thing is pretty cool. My upcoming birthday is on 1/11/11, which I think is neat as well.

  2. Dennis

    Birthday blessings, Mark. When I saw that the other blog reader had already commented, I felt that I, as the remaining 50%, should say something as well. Wouldn’t want you feeling unloved on your birthday…

  3. cecil

    i just wanted to be the third person to comment…let you know that your readership has nearly doubled in the last two weeks.

  4. Laura

    I love you, Brother!