Tag: plans

As I considered the word harmony, I searched for other times I had focused on this idea. This poem, published in Where Dreams Abide, is the result of that search. It reminds me that even when we are uncertain about what plans God has for us, we can be united in our goal to follow […]

It is Homecoming Weekend. I could have gone to my twentieth college reunion. I thought the family might trek down to our oldest son’s college and take in the festivities there. Instead, I find myself sitting with my nineteen-year-old on a park bench by a pond near one of my favorite coffeehouses. While the changed […]

Jeremiah 29:11 NIV  For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Psalm 42:5 NASB Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for […]

Lamentations 3:25 NASB The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him. Isaiah 40:31 NASB Yet those who wait for the Lord Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary. […]

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NKJV Rejoice always,  pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Proverbs 16:9 NIV In their hearts humans plan their course,     but the Lord establishes their steps. Jeremiah 29:11 NIV For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the […]

“Our carefully designed plans and dreams may not come to fruition as we hope or pray.” from Joan C. Webb’s It’s a Wonderful Imperfect Life Joshua 1:8b NASB “Be careful to do according to all that is written in [the Book of Life]; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have […]

Soaring gas prices may cause summer travel planning to plummet. But, here is some spirit-lifting encouragement. From Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence “I will never run out of resources; My capacity to bless you is unlimited. You live in a world of supply and demand, where necessary things are often scarce….Rejoice […]

From Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence: “The mind is the most restless, unruly part of mankind.” “A mind preoccupied with planning pays homage to the idol of control.” Romans 8:6 NIRV The way a sinful person thinks leads to death. But the mind controlled by the Spirit brings life and peace. […]