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The following will be printed in the Omaha World-Herald newspaper of Omaha, Nebraska USA on Sunday, September 22, 1996, in the Entertainment Section.

NOTE: This is an advance copy which
is subject to change at any moment.

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make this be a successful article for the newspaper.

by Dan Boeckman
E-mail address:
Omaha, Nebraska USA

"Sing a new song." Psalms 33:3

Many people are already planning their parties for New Years Eve 1999. The famous restaurants around the world are already booked with reservations for that evening. Computer programmers are dreading the day because of predictions of mass problems caused by the 2 digit years of '99' rolling over to '00'. The '00' is less than the '99' instead of more. The year 2000 is 1,??? days away. (Could someone calculate the number of days from September 22, 1996 to January 1, 2000. Thanks!) You can read all about this on the Internet at address "" . Some people predict it will cost $60 billion to fix and test the computer software. Some airlines will ground their planes as a precaution, since computers are so important to control planes. Massive power failures around the world, like the recent blackouts in the western USA, could be caused by computer software problems. I'm not so sure it will be a "Happy New Year".

There is a debate about when the millennium starts. Some say it is January 1, 2000, and others say it is January 1, 2001. The problem is that the millennium could have already happened. Some experts say that Jesus Christ was born in 4 BC or 7 BC. If that is true, January 1, 1997, or January 1,1994, respectively is the correct date. We might have missed it! What a crazy thought! I say to you this day, Sunday, September 22, 1996, that:

The millennium starts when you want it to start.

Some people today predict that the end of the world is coming soon. They proclaim a message of doom and gloom. Today I predict a day of new beginnings. I give you words of hope! Many people will change their lives. Let us live one day at a time! Let us live today to the fullest! It is not THE END, it is the beginning. Seize the moment!

To start the awesome, cool (or kewl), far-out, narly, sweet, groovy, unbelievable, spectacular (whatever you want to call it) millennium all you have to do is give your heart to Jesus. He is the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, the Author and the Finisher of life. You don't have to wait a few years to move into a new century for your life. You have not missed anything yet (or maybe you have). Get that Bible out and dust it off. There are eternal words in that book. These are words that are inspired by the God who made the universe. Some evening take a look at all those billions and billions of stars in the sky above. Just read the August and September issues of Sky and Telescope Magazine . Look at the pictures of what God has made! Our God is an awesome God! Take a look! That is a very powerful star that is only a mere 93 million miles away. Astronomers stand in awe as they study this massive object in God's heavens! Get up early and watch the sunrise. God puts on an awesome show most mornings! Begin a new day in your life. Read one chapter a day of the Gospels. Start with the Gospel of Luke. One of my favorite Psalms is 33 . Check it out. These words have been around for thousands of years. Many generations have come before us and were kind enough to pass these words of life onto us. We should be grateful to all that have come before us.

If you missed "To Be A Success In 1996" , write for a copy. Believe it or not we are writing the screenplay for a movie. Hopefully the ending song in the movie will be "Show Me Heaven" by Tina Arena from Australia . Ask the Lord if you should help with this screenplay and if the answer is 'Yes', write to us. Thanks and God bless you my friend. May we meet one day in this life or the next.

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