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God-sized dreaming….

IMAG0341Dreams. We all have them.

Some we forget, some we treasure, some are painful, some we just put away for another time, another day.

They seem so far away, so distant, so….other.

And “God-sized” dreams? Who has time for that?!?!

Well….you do!

Join me as I travel this road and series of posts by Holley Gerth

God-Sized Dreams

My God-sized dream:

Well, wait a minute, what does that mean?

It’s simple. Where is God calling you.

And He’s not actually calling me anywhere other than where I am.

My dream is Huge to me, but rather tiny to the world.

I am using this dream time to recommit…recommit to what He has already been calling me to.003It started here, well, it probably started in my heart, but out in the world this is where it began.  Some colored Sharpies and a really cute Journal.  Truly now, who could resist this!!  Not this stationery loving girl!

Lot’s of prayer and talking with my dear sweet husband led to “stuff” getting put on paper….

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Well, that’s a start anyway….then,

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A page for every area that I wanted to recommit to in this bright shiny new year and some fun colorful mindmapping!!

So, I have areas that I want to recommit to.  Areas like: God, Family, Connections, Creativity, …

Now what?

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Now It becomes bite-sized pieces each month.  Here’s my page for January. I use that to make small daily lists tasks to move me toward reaching these goals.

One of the best parts about this is the fun journal and the colorful markers. Did I happen to mention them?

It’s best to make changes in ways that excite and energize you, and if that’s fun paper and markers, then so be it!

And did you happen to notice inside the front cover?

That word?

I’m striving to infuse this whole dream time with That Word.  I miss that word.  I am actually a bit scared to dream joyfully.  Won’t I miss something if everything isn’t perfectly in place and accomplished on time?  Won’t I be doing it wrong? I really need to embrace this word!  Of course the underlying truth behind joy is trust.  Yes, I have to trust God in this and I have to trust the people He has placed in my life.  That too scares me.  So, with excitement about colored markers and a cute journal, I timidly reach forward with trust and embrace joy!

Definitely going to need help with this one.  Good thing He’s got my back.  After all, He gave me the dream in the first place.

So, what’s your God-sized Dream?

God-Sized Dreams

Personal Mission Statements, why?

Awhile back I actually read for the first time, cause I’m a little behind the times, Stephen Covey’s, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  It was a rather enjoyable read.  I got quite a bit out of it.  I have read many other books on organizing your life, your family, how to have a good family etc.  and they all point out the need for a personal mission statement.

I wasn’t sold.

I mean, I never have worked anywhere that referred to their mission statement as a guiding principle, it was just something that was required to be written and came out of what was already being done at that particular place of work.  What was the point really? To let the customers, or OTHER people know what you already did?  And who out in the world really cares?  Especially regarding a family or personal mission statement!

I Am however a sucker for online tools that spit out answers after you fill in certain fields..and guess what?  Covey has one of those!  So, I thought it might be fun!  and off I went after I had finished the book.

I filled out a bunch of questions…..and in the end it spit out a rough draft of a personal mission statement to my email address.  You can view it here.

Well, I still wasn’t sold.  It was fun, and it had me thinking about questions about my goals and life that I hadn’t really thought about, but it told me some things that I had actually said that I thought just weren’t true or realistic.  It put statements in front of the answers to questions I had answered and I didn’t agree with the finished product, so I thought, eh, it was a good start, but I”m going to have to do A LOT of tweaking…and again, what was the point? So, it sits in my inbox.

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