Sunday, December 27, 2009

A Letter of Encouragement from Pastor Mandy

Dear Friends,

Happy 2010! The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to reflect on your past and dream about your future. It is a time to recommit yourself to the spiritual path you are walking and reinvent yourself according to God’s call in your life. Too often, Christians are sabotaged by a false sense of humility that makes us believe we don’t deserve more success and happiness, that we shouldn’t want more out of life—but that is not true. God has instilled passion and creativity inside of each of us and created a world with abundant possibilities. We are living faithfully when we use our gifts and take advantage of all that life has to offer.

Benjamin Mays, who was a minister, scholar, social activist and the president of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, said, “The tragedy in life does not lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. It isn’t a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream.”

Take some time this month to dream, and then set goals for yourself that will help to make those dreams come true. What do you care about? Who do you want to help? What have you always wanted to do that you have not yet? There are only so many tomorrows, so stop putting your heart on hold. Invest yourself in each day as you live it. This year, may you achieve a dream or accomplish a goal that you can feel proud of and that brings excitement to you and your loved ones.

The Spirit will guide you and help you!
Pastor Mandy

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