On Our Hearts: September

Intention: in·ten·tion


noun: intention; plural noun: intentions

1. a thing intended; an aim or plan.


aim, purpose, intent, objective, object, goal, target

“But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.”                                                                 

              — Exodus 9:16

“Intention means making a deliberate choice, every day, to follow the path God set before you.  It means not allowing circumstance, emotions, other people’s feelings or actions to make the choice for you. It means moving through (not avoiding) the hard, the monotonous, the uncertainty, until you arrive at God’s intended outcome.”

                                                                                                                                                — Miss Sara 

“My intention this year is for every student to leave feeling encouraged, more knowledgeable, and excited for the next class. My prayer is that every student is filled up with God's love and truth while in class so they are able to go about their week as a light for Jesus!”

    — Miss Emily 

“Intentionality is a rare commodity in a world that sees ‘self’ first. In our Turning Pointe world, we encourage our students to lift their eyes and see those around them. Be that intentional voice that encourages others. Intentionality can change lives and change our world! We then reflect our Creator who sees us and in that place...we shine best! Praying for our parents and students as we begin a year of shining bright!”

Miss Carmen 

“Intention is taking the time to really see every dancer that enters my classroom, to pray for them, and to partner with Jesus to love them. The best part of my day is always seeing them!”

  — Miss Emma

“To me, intention means to hold focus and to have a steady gaze. Doves don't have the ability to focus on more than one thing at a time and my prayer for September is that we would increase in holding focus and having dove's eyes for Jesus and what He is doing.”

   — Miss Sarah

“What sticks out to me about intention is that it’s synonymous with purpose. As we begin a new dance season, I pray that each student and teacher who enters Turning Pointe will turn their eyes to Jesus, block out the noise and busyness, the sore muscles and challenges, and focus their hearts on His purpose.”

    — Miss Mimi

“Intention to me means seeing a need for growth and not acting on it passively, but actively. My intentions for my students this year is to meet them where they are at, and actively encourage growth with love.”

              — Miss Tonya