Somewhere, between Big-Hairy-Audacious-Goal (BHAG) resolutions and a postmodern shrug, “whatever,” lies a profoundly Christ-like approach to a New Year. I’m not sure exactly what it is, but I take great inspiration from two Christ-followers, Mary the Mother of Jesus and Phil Vischer, Creator of VeggiTales. Mary was told she would become the mother of the Messiah and her heart song response, The Magnificat of Luke 1: 46-56, gives us a glimpse of her Queen Mother dreams. Phil Vischer didn’t see an angel, but when challenged by Good to Great author Jim Collins to come up with a BHAG, it occurred to him that the media was stealing the imaginations (and the hearts) of the next generation and what the world, and surely God, needed was a Christian Walt Disney. So he named his company BIG IDEA and the rest is VegggieTale history. And while most people know the rest of Mary’s story, most people don’t know the rest of the VeggieTales story. It went bankrupt.