Get rich quick with God’s many blessings!

Dear NLS Family and Friends,

junk_mailMail, particularly junk mail, can overwhelm us at times. It comes dressed up in exclusive wrapping:

“MR. J.S. HARTMAN has been selected as one of the top finalists to win our $100,000,000.00 Sweepstakes. To be eligible, you must respond by February 15th. No purchase necessary!”

“A brand new 2015 BMW is yours MR. HARTMAN! Just bring this key down to our Showroom and if your key fits you’ll drive away in your new BMW today!”

“Mr J.S. HARTMAN, $1,000,000.00 of Life Insurance is available to you, regardless of your age or medical condition. Don’t leave your family unable to maintain your current lifestyle should the Grim Reaper come for you tonight!”

“OPEN IMMEDIATELY! Important Government Documents enclosed! You may qualify for a Home Refinance at the rate of 1%! You could save thousands on unnecessary interest costs!”

“The HARTMAN FAMILY has won a free Bahamas Cruise! No Purchase Necessary! Important Details Inside!”

We all get these IMPORTANT mailings everyday, and they look more than interesting. We are almost afraid of discarding these “certain treasures.” We tell ourselves, “I could win this time!” (Of course we don’t say that about the Life Insurance because we want to continue to live and partake of these riches ourselves.)

Winning may be possible, but it’s highly unlikely. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

To ensure ourselves of the True Treasures for Life (and Eternal Life), we must discard the junk mail and instead open the mail that comes from God every day. He stands behind every promise, and He is not slack concerning His promises. With Him, everyone can be a winner! He says what He means, and He means what He says!

So check the mail from God’s Holy Word today. It’s got YOUR NAME on it! Open Immediately! Important Details Inside! Get rich quick with God’s many blessings!

Pastor J.S. Hartman
New Life Sanctuary
Bloomingdale/Pooler, GA

‘Twas The Day After Christmas

‘Twas The Day After Christmas
Copyright 2007 Dave Veerman. Permission is granted to send this to others, with attribution, but not for commercial purposes.

Day_After_Christmas__NRockwell_1922‘Twas the day after Christmas
and all through the room
Strewn wrappings were crying
for use of a broom.
The children were scattered
the friends’ gifts exploring
Since now most of theirs
were broken or boring.
All tummies still stuffed
from the fabulous feast;
Leftovers would serve
for one month at least.
And mama and papa
were the countryside ranging,
Those unwanted gifts
returned or exchanging.
Yes Christmas is past
with its bustle and noise—
Sales and carols
Santas and toys.
Decorations are packed
the yule tree’s discarded
The holiday’s over
just as we got started
To celebrate peace
and the meaning of giving
To discover real love
and the purpose for living.
Dear Jesus please help us
to stop and remember
That you came to earth
not just for December.
But from birth in a manger
to death on a cross
You gave up your glory
and counted it loss.
So now as we trust You—
God’s only Son—
The real celebration
has only begun!

No Regrets!

By Pastor Hartman

Could’a – Should’a – Would’a.
Three unhappy Twins.
Their last name is Regret!

When men talk with men, the conversation will more than likely center around work.
It is no wonder; we get a lot of satisfaction from our jobs. Many times we define ourselves
by our work and accomplishments.

I don’t know how many times in conversation when I mention my military career as an Army Chaplain, I hear regrets. They go like this: “I wished I had stayed in the military. I would not have retired so many years ago, but I didn’t.” Sometimes I hear other say, “I thought about going in the chaplaincy, but I’m too old now.”

Sounds like regrets to me. And the regret I’ve heard from new converts, “I wish I had known about God a long time ago.”

There was a man who was a hard worker, but he had the wrong priorities. Jesus talks about him in Luke 12:16-21:

And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said, This will I do:I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.

Let’s continue to work. Let’s prioritize. Let’s not waste our lives on our own ambitions. I don’t want to live the rest of my life with regrets. I don’t want The Lord to say to me, “Thou Fool…” I want to hear him say, “Well done, good and faithful Servant.”

Live with no regrets!