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Christmas Newsletter    2014 "In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men.  The Light shines in the darkness,  and the darkness did not comprehend it."    John 1:4-5 Merry Christmas from the Wallen Family From Tom From one year to the next, I anticipate some routine to emerge in my life.  Yet, it does not come.  This year was no different.  I am again reminded how important it is to be with family.  Time seems so short because it passes by quickly.  One day I have four of my grandchildren living a few minutes away and the next day they are living in another state.  I wake one morning and my son is in harm’s way in Afghanistan and 6 months later he is back in the states and engaged to be married.  I go to sleep one day and before I wake, I am blessed with my seventh grandchild. (Calem Thomas Gray has the score getting close again – 4 girls, 3 boys.)  As you read the updates in these articles, you will be as awed as I am with