What I learned about Jesus’ birthday when I turned 19

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I’ve had some pretty awesome birthdays.

There was the 1987 “Ghostbusters” themed party, complete with proton pack and “Ghostbusters” logo cake. The 1991 birthday where I finally got a basketball goal. And who could forget the 1995 party where Virginia Tech basketball legend — at least in my mind — Shawn Smith attended fresh off hitting the final two foul shots to seal the NIT Title and played put-out with me and my friends.

I could go on and describe a few more good birthdays, or I could tell you about a few not so good ones, like the sweet-16 birthday urination clothes story (I’ll just keep that one in my back pocket for now) but instead I’m going to tell you about the weirdest birthday I’ve ever had — my 19th birthday.

I was in college at what was then Roanoke Bible College and is now the all grown…

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About travman44

I work as a reporter for a newspaper in southwest Virginia. I play as a writer specializing in deep thoughts on shallow, and occasionally not so shallow, subjects. I'm also a former history teacher, bible college alum, and lover of the NBA and kids' breakfast cereals. It's a delicate blend. -- @TravisKWilliams on Twitter
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