Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!, image courtesy of

My thanks to each of you who've shared your thoughts, life, fellowship and Christian journey with me this year; you've openly shared your faith and commitment to Christ. You've also blessed, encouraged and challenged me to Live for Christ.

May our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ bless you and your family as you continue your walk of faith in this coming New Year of 2011.

Spiritual Sunday'sNote: This post is linked to Spiritual Sundays (hosted by Charlotte and Ginger).


Wanda said...

MTJ, you and your writings have been a blessing to me and to all who have stopped by. Looking forward to peeking in on your journey in 2011. Blessings & peace.

Audrey said...

May God continue to open up the treasures of His wisdom to you in this coming year and always.

Charlotte/For Such A Time As This said...

May your new year be filled with all the fullness of God...may He cause His face to shine upon you and give you peace!

Loren said...

So thankful to have "met" you through Spiritual Sundays. Your wisdom and thoughts teach and bless me! I pray you have a wonderful 2011


micey said...

Happy New Year!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wishing you a very Happy and blessed New Year!


Sharon Kirby said...

MTJ - Your thought-filled journey has filled my life this year with wise teaching, blessed encouragement, and inspiring challenges. Thank you for your honest sharing, and for being strong enough to speak truth, and humble enough to be vulnerable.

I eagerly look forward to 2011 - sharing our journeys - and waiting to see what God does!

Happy New Year and GOD BLESS!

Dianne said...

God bless you richly during 2011! Hoping it is a year filled with God Himself.

Virginia said...

May the coming New Year bring you joy, love and peace.
Much Blessings,

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

What a nice post,thank-you.
God Bless and Happy New Year,

The Paper Princess said...

Happy New Year to you - I love your art and sentiment for the day! I agree, it is so important and wonderful how we uphold one another in faith through our blogs!

I have signed up to follow you - I look forward to getting to know you better in the new year - and I invite you to share my journey at Create With Joy!


Merana Leigh said...

Ah my dear friend, the blessing has been mine in reading those things you have to share of His grace. You've challenged me to look at myself in a new light, as I know you have told me I've done for you. You've helped me to grow within myself, within my faith, and within this world.

I know God's grace will sustain you this year. I see a mighty work He is doing in you. And I feel privileged to be a part of that.

I consider myself greatly blessed to call you brother & friend!

Hugs ~ Merana

Karen said...

Happy New Year to you. Keep on posting - Your writing is a blessing.

sarah said...

I love that eye has seen....with Him running with our's gonna be a great year. Wishing you His absolute best throughout the whole year MTJ....thanks for being you...and for always sharing your heart.

Judy said...

Happy New Year to you MTJ! You are very welcome. I enjoy reading your blog and I hope I continue to be an encouragement to you in 2011. You certainly are an encouragement to me.


Peggy (mazmagi) said...
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Peggy (mazmagi) said...

Blessings MTJ and a very blessed 2011

I love your visual with 1 Corinthians 2:9! however... I had to go back and see what precedes it and the line that follows indicating it's about God's Wisdom revealed by His Spirit as v. 10 indicates and was first written in Isaiah 64:4...v. 6-8 "We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. 7 No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began.
8 None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory."

So why do I think that is important to share? Because MTJ, it is I who is thankful to you for sharing your thoughts as regards God's Wisdom in His Word as it is revealed to you and I am one of many that have been blessed with your "Thought Filled Journey" broken open and shared before us as His Spirit reveals it to you. You seem to have a way with words and expressing those thoughts to stir our own thoughts and ponderings. It behooves me to say, "well done" but that's up to God so all I can say is I'm so glad that you are LIVING for CHRIST, not just words on a page or screen but HIS LIFE brought ALIVE through you sharing Him here or in REAL life.
That's what it's all about! A willing and open vessel poured out.

Thank you. Thank you for your warm words to me and this special blessing here. May it BE just as you have written. Thank you for encouragement and challenges along my journey. "DITTO" to what you wrote me! Thank you for taking your time to share with me and bless me.

My 31st day of PRAISE was on WISDOM! My "Let Go"... was my 999th...and at midnight my 1,000th!
I will have to go read the one you cited. You will laugh (I think) at my 1,000th)not the Psalm at the end which is the beginning of our 2011.

May you be filled anew, may you receive the blessings from my post and the peace of Jesus Christ in your daily life! Walk forward in your faith and grow in all that His Spirit reveals to you through the Word!

Peace and joy,


Hello MTJ

Happy New Year From Southern California.

Don't forget to watch the 122nd Rose Parade on New Year's Day coming from Pasadena, California...only 30 miles from The Old Geezer's home :-) If you miss the live telecast, I'm sure there will be lots of reruns through out the day.

No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy today, mix good cheer with friends today enjoy it and bless God for it. ~Henry Ward Beecher

May God Bless and Protect You in the Year to Come. ~Ron

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Blessings in the New Year!

Charlotte said...

Beautiful post for the new year. Many blessings are going your way for a wonderful year ahead.

dunlizzie said...

Happy New Year, MTJ! I am so grateful to have found your blog and am ever encouraged with each of your posts. My prayer is that God will bless you and your family, and that He will continue to reveal more of Himself through relationship and His Word. --dunlizzie :)

Joan said...

Blessings and joy to you and your family this new year. I am blessed tohave "met" you in the blogging world. You are a source of inspiration and your posts always challenge me to go deeper in the study of God's word.

Donnie said...

Such a sweet post. Happy New Year to you and yours.

Ian Curtis said...

Greetings, brother.
Happy New Years, and I was just writing to wonder how things are going with your church? I haven't heard recently. I hope all is well, and I thank you for your visits and prayer. My wife and I have found a house church to attend that is very good worship and fellowship.
Here's wishing Christ's best for you this new year! Thank you for your candor and transparency; it has taught me some lessons that I took to heart; we love you, brother. Ian and Gillian.

Nicole said...

I am so blessed that God led me to your blog this past year. Your words are always such an inspiration and so encouraging! I wish you and your family many blessings in this New Year!

Sorry I'm a little late on it though! Love ya!

Janis@Open My Ears Lord said...

Thank you for the blessings of your writings and your comments of thoughtful encouragement. What great thoughts to start off the New Year--"Eye has not seen, nor ear heard what God has in store" for those who believe in and trust Him.

A Blessed New Year to you,