Through My Eyes by Lauren Bruhn

So, it’s Thursday and usually guest speaker day, but today we did something a bit different. After worship, we gathered around the conference table and two of our staff members, Katie and Gabby, handed each of us a piece of paper that was titled: “My 2011 New Years Letter”. They both shared about how writing down your dreams and goals will motivate you to actually fulfill those dreams or goals. One statistic shows that people who take the time to write their goals down are 80% more likely to achieve them. So each of us set aside some time and found a cozy, quiet spot to pray and think about what dreams we want to fulfill this year. We also thought about what goals we have been pushing aside that we want to face this year too. When I started writing that letter to myself, things started to pour out of my heart that I didn't even know were there. My soul opened up to the possibilities. Thomas Edison stated, “The value of an idea lies in the using of it.”

So, some encouragement for each of you- Dream! Pray about the goals that need to be accomplished this year for you personally, because the world needs your ideas!