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The days seem to be going by so fast I cannot believe it’s day 11 already.

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I’ve been having a lot of flash backs. Weird. Really weird. Today I remembered a song I first heard in 1998 and played every day.

It’s not a worship song, it’s not a gospel song or any form of Christian message. It’s just a song. A song I played a lot in 1998. I just thought to share it. No particular reason but just because it made sense to me back then and I’m just thinking. Who knows you may pick one or two things.

DISCLAIMER- please note. It’s just a song with a whole lot of advice in it. Please weigh everything beside the word of God before you accept it. Having said that though enjoy the song and let me know if anything stands out to you.


Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’97:

Wear sunscreen.

If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience.

I will dispense this advice now:

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; or never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded. But trust me, in 20 years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked.

You are not as fat as you imagine

Don’t worry about the future;

or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing Bubblegum.

The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that Never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4 PM on some idle Tuesday

Do one thing every day that scares you


Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts; don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours


Don’t waste your time on jealousy;

sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind. The race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself

Remember the compliments you receive; forget the insults. If you succeed in doing this, tell me how. 😁

Keep your old love letters. Throw away your old bank statements



Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your Life. The most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don’t.

Get plenty of calcium

Be kind to your knees, you’ll miss them when they’re gone

Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t

Maybe you’ll have children, maybe you won’t

Maybe you’ll divorce at 40

Maybe you’ll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary

Whatever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance; so are everybody else’s

Enjoy your body.

Use it every way you can. Don’t be afraid of it, or what other people think of it. It’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever



even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room

Read the directions,

even if you don’t follow them

Do not read beauty magazines; they will only make you feel ugly


Get to know your parents;

you never know when they’ll be gone for good.

Be nice to your siblings;

they are your best link to your past and the People most likely to stick with you in the future

Understand that friends come and go,

but for the precious few you Should hold on

Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard

Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft


Accept certain inalienable truths: prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too will get old– and when you do, you’ll fantasize that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders

Respect your elders

Don’t expect anyone else to support you

Maybe you have a trust fund, maybe you have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one might run out

Don’t mess too much with your hair,

or by the time you’re 40, it will look 85

Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it

Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth

But trust me on the sunscreen


Too long to read? Then listen here. Sunscreen by Baz Lurhmann

Okay guys hope you find some advice in it worth taking.

Like I said it’s just something random…. not biblical principles.

Enjoy it. Laugh and learn.


Pastor M

11 thoughts on “Sunscreen

  1. Hmmm a whole lot of life principles in here. If you know some lines hit you as you read through and you’re tempted to read again gather here for a selfie lol.

    Thanks a lot Mama for this week nuggets. I’ll start taking care of my hair i noted that line.

  2. Simple, funny, good advice!!!!

    “because the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young”

    I had to pause.

    Thanks Ma, I’m gonna run with it!!

  3. I remember how we listened to this over and over again and even crammed most of it. Got really nostalgic… I miss those days.

    Worry is as effective as solving algebra by chewing gum. So funny, yet so true. 😂

  4. Wow! I just remembered this song now. Growing up, this song shaped my life in a lot of ways. Going to download it to listen to it again now that I am grown. Thanks for this trip down memory lane, mama.

  5. Don’t waste your time on jealousy;
    sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind. The race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself
    Remember the compliments you receive; forget the insults. If you succeed in doing this, tell me how. 😁

    My best lines haha

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