He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. 1John 5:12

Sunday, December 30, 2012

A Blessed, Happy New Year To You!

Hi friends! I want to wish you a wonderfully, blessed New Year right now!! ;)
Let me share this with you. It is from our Pastor's sermon a while back.

There was a man who was a real tightwad.. hoarded all his money and, in fact, wanted to take it all with him when he died. So one day, Helmut.. that was his name, Helmut... said to his wife Mildred, "Millie, when I die, before they close the casket be sure to put all my money in with me." Mildred said, "Whatever you want, honey." She was a most devout wife. So, when Helmut passed awasy, at the funeral, right before they closed the casket, Mildred went up and placed this little wooden box in the casket with Helmut.

One of her stunned friends, after the service, said: "You really didn't put all his money in there with him, did you?" To which Mildred replied, "Of course I did. I'm a sincere Christian. I wrote him a check!"

We cannot take any of it with us! Our discipleship is not about this life! It is about the life that is to come! This is the life gained and given, of which Jesus speaks. It is about the abundance, salvation and eternal bounty that is to come. This salvation is found, not "in the things of men" but only in Him. You see, this is what Jesus means when He says, Deny... Take up... Continue to follow! It's not about you. It's all about ...Him.

We saw The Hobbit. It was great. Cannot wait for the next one out!

I finished And Then You Dye by Monica Ferris. I was disappointed. She used swear words halfway through. I figured out the mystery, who dunnit, about halfway through the book.  And I got about 90% of the details/clues correct too. :( Too bad. I still will read her next book.

Be safe friends! God bless you!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

22 comments:

Catherine said...

May your new year be blessed with all the makes you happy!

Theresa said...

May you have a wonderful new year!!!!

p.s.: we went to see The Hobbit, too!! Loved it!!!

butterfly said...

Lovely story.
Wishing you and your family a HAPPY NEW YEAR, hugs.

Michelle said...

Lovely story my friend wishing you a happy and blessed New Year xx

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

TRES BONNE ANNEE 2013 !

BISOUS FROM FRANCE? Marylin

Mii Stitch said...

Wishing you a Happy New Year 2013!
Une très bonne Année 2013 ainsi qu'une bonne santé!
Mii x

Chris said...

Happy New Year Vickie!
Wishing you an amazing 2013!

Michelle said...

Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Margaret said...

Happy New Year to you and yours!

Nicola said...

Happy New Year dear friend. I wish the New year brings you lots of happiness and joy. May God shower his abundant blessings upon you all year round.

Giovanna said...

A very happy new year to you Vickie!

Sally said...

Happy New Year dear Vickie x

Siobhán said...

Happy new year to you and your family, Vickie!

Shirlee said...

Thank you, dear friend, for sharing a bit of your pastor's sermon. I love it! Have a wonderful & very blessed new year!

Peggy Lee said...

Oh I love that bit of the sermon. Thanks for sharing!
Happy New Year to you and your family. I hope this coming year brings you good health, a happy heart and lots of stitchy goodness of course!
~hugs

Carol said...

Wishing you every happiness on New Year's Day and throughout the year, Vickie!!

Trace4J said...

Happy New years Friend
I love the story!
Woolie Hugs
Trace

Meari said...

Happy New Year!!

I want to see The Hobbit. I just heard today that there will be 2 sequels. They've already filmed them all.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Happy New Year!!!

Angela said...

Happy New Year :)

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Vickie. I enjoyed the story and it made me smile. In reading your previous posts, I know what you mean about books - I often buy books and end up not reading them because of the content. Your little poodle is so very cute.

passionfruitprincess said...

Hi Vickie! Happy new year to you too!
This days is so hard to find a good book or family movie! I still need to go see The Hobbit.
Have a wonderful day!