Toasting in the Year

Before the Penrith New Years Eve bash After the Penrith New Years Eve bash

Before abd after shots of the New Years Eve bash :). Click image to enlarge.

There’s a type of New Years Eve tradition in the Penrith house. Liezl, Kaitlyn, Kathryn and I have a late supper, normally finger snacks, while we toast out the year that was and in the year to be. After that we all watch a movie for the kiddies together, put them to bed, and finally Liezl and I watch a movie, which takes us to within half an hour of midnight.

While snacking on Salticrax, pickles and ham I charged the glasses with a bit of bubbly and gave the first toast.

“To 2009. The ups, the downs and the in-betweens.”

“To 2009. Cheers!” we all chorused in unison.

The kids giggled.

About 10 minutes later Liezl raised her glass and offered the second toast.

“To 2010. The joys and the sorrows.”

“To 2010,” we repeated sing songing.

A short while later I turned to Kaitlyn and asked, “What would you like to toast honey?”

Her brow furrowed as she gave it a bit of thought.

“Cheese,” she replied with a smile on her face.

The laughter was long and raucous.

As to what a Christian should resolve listen to what the apostle Paul wrote to Timothy in chapter 4 of his first epistle,

8 for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and {also} for the {life} to come.

Want to hear the verse in context? 1 Timothy 4
What is this about?

Um, do I need to say that Paul wasn’t actually speaking directly of New Year resolutions? The point is that the spiritual disciplines are of more worth than the physical. Do you or did you resolve anything for 2010?


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