Hi friends! I want to wish you a wonderfully, blessed New Year right now!! ;)
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,