As I thought about what the New Year holds for our church family I first had to think about what we had accomplished in 2010. It made me so joyful and so thankful for all of our many volunteers that have worked so hard this year, and for all of our dedicated staff members. I feel like we have the greatest willing workers that any Pastor could ever ask for. I know that God is pleased with the hearts of the servants that continue to work to build the Kingdom of God.

I searched for some uplifting quotes that would help us all to head in the right direction for 2011. I found some famous ones that I thought we all could learn from.... Then... I have a few that I felt like I wanted to share with our church family. I bet you can tell which are mine...

Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right. (Henry Ford)

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. (Helen Keller)

I never worry about action, but only about inaction. (Winston Churchill)

If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else. (Yogi Berra)

For Me to live is Christ, but to die is gain. (Apostle Paul)

What the New Year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the New Year.

May peace break into your home and may thieves come to steal your debts.
May the pockets of your jeans become a magnet for $100 bills.
May love stick to your face like Vaseline and may laughter assault your lips!
May happiness slap you across the face and may your tears be that of joy
May the problems you had forget your home address!
In simple words ...

May 2011 be the best year of your life!