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An Age of Change

We live in an age of change. 

If you are just reaching retirement age today, that means you were born before the following: television, dishwashers, credit cards, ballpoint pens, the medical use of penicillin, frozen foods, the pill, pantyhose, contact lenses, McDonalds and Starbucks, bottled water, FM radio, yogurt, car seats, personal computers, cell phones, and video games, answering machines, pagers—and on and on. 

Change can be exciting, but also scary. The good news is, God does not change: Malachi 3:6: I the LORD do not change.  Hebrews 13:8: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Mobile Society

We live in an age of change.  Even people come and go out of our lives. According to the 2000 Census, in the five years leading up to the census, about half of the U.S. population moved. Nevada had the most moving: 63... [Read More]

Reference: Associated Press, Genaro C. Armas

Inventions Since 1900

Here are just some of the inventions that have come about since 1900: 

  • 1903: the invention of the airplane—and the coat hanger  
  • 1913: the invention of the zipper 
  • 1919: the toaster  
  • 1927: the televisi... [Read More]

    Reference: "20th Century Innovation Timeline," ideafinder.com; YouTube listing found at "Modern Inventions 2000 – 2006," inventors.about.com 

  • 1950

    Things change. 

    In 1950, most American homes did not possess a TV set. (Eight million sets were in use in a population of 150 million people.)  

    Favorite songs included "Hoop-Dee-Doo" by Perry Co... [Read More]

    Reference: Remember when – 1950 Memories (SeekPublishing)  

    1970

    Things change. 

    In 1970, the favorite TV shows were "The Flip Wilson Show" and "Hawaii Five-0." "Monday Night Football" made its premier.  

    Favorite songs included "ABC" by ... [Read More]

    Reference: Remember when – 1970 Memories (SeekPublishing)

    1960

    Things change. 

    In 1960, the favorite TV shows were "The Andy Griffith Show," "The Real McCoys," and "Rawhide." "The Flintstones" became the 1st prime-time animation series. <... [Read More]

    Reference: Remember when – 1960 Memories (SeekPublishing)

    On the Move

    We live in an age of change.

    In the five years leading up to the 2000 census, close to half the U.S. population made a move to a new home. Nevada experienced the most moving at 63% of the population, followed by ... [Read More]

    Reference: Genaro C. Armas, Associated Press, "Americans staying on the move," The Arizona Republic

    Changing Jobs

    We live in an age of change.

    According to economist Thomas Sowell, "The average American has nine jobs between the ages of 18 and 34."... [Read More]

    Reference: Thomas Sowell, Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy (Basic Books, 2007), p. 209

    Change in Business

    Just 12 companies were included on the original Dow Jones Industrial Average in 1884. They were: American Cotton Oil, American Sugar, American Tobacco, Chicago Gas, Distilling & Cattle Feeding, General Electric, Lacle... [Read More]

    Reference: Jeffrey B. Little and Lucien Rhodes, Understanding Wall Street, Fifth Edition (McGraw Hill, 2010), pp. 60-61