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New York City

Monte and I went to New York a few weeks ago for my birthday.

Actually, we went because we were put on a wait list for tickets to  The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.

It was quite the ordeal  and Monte had been trying for months.
So he booked flights.
We were supposed to find out if we got into the show anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 days before the show. They wait list 500 people and grant tickets to 250.

We did not get in.
Monte’s convinced it was because of our age  due to the amount of times he was asked online.
But New York was fantastic without The Tonight Show--from beginning to end.

From the airport, our driver ran right into the Veteran’s Day parade that was happening in front of our hotel.

There was a Veteran’s Day ceremony at the airport back in Ohio too.

We walked 10,000 steps most days before lunch.

We saw the park from a pedi-cab pedaled by a native New Yorker who was gracious to all our questions even if he clearly seemed to be struggling and out of breath getting us aro…

Paris and David

I was in New York last week for my birthday.

I’ll post more on that later.
It was in New York that we heard about the terrorist attacks on Paris.

Back home, I woke up in the middle of the night Sunday with David and Goliath on my mind.

It was still on my mind the next morning so I decided to read the story again.
Young David didn’t stand before fully-grown Goliath  stronger than him. 
He most certainly didn’t stand before Goliath bigger than him.  (He was over 9 feet tall!)
He didn’t stand before Goliath richer or smarter than him. 
And he didn’t even stand before Goliath more protected than him. (His armor weighed over 126 pounds!)
When David put on King Saul’s armor,  he could barely move, it was so heavy.
So he took it off.
What David did,

IN FRONT OF GOLIATH  and the entire Philistine army, 
was tell him exactly how it was going to play out:
“This day the Lord will hand you over to me, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. Today I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army …