This has to be one of my favorite weeks of the year…the week between Christmas and New Years.
It is almost as if we have celebrated God’s greatest gift to us…Jesus. Not just the baby Jesus, but Jesus in His entirety and the life we can have because of Him and then a week later, we get a new year. This week is a time to reflect on God’s gift to us and on how we are going to live for Him.
I love setting a new schedule, re-vamping our homeschool curriculum and planning for our next year. I usually try to have a word for the year. In the past, I have had words like, “Intentional” and “Better is Peace…” I have a word in mind for this coming year…but I have not solidified the word as mine yet. I will share it once I know it for myself:)
Today, I made my 2017 master calendar. I got the idea from a homeschool writer years ago and I just love filling in all the dates each year. It helps me to know my year…like which days of the week everyone’s birthdays will fall on and I start to think about what we could do during thsi or that month.
I do love to plan. But I have also learned (and am learning) to be flexible in those plans.
I hope that you have had a Merry Christmas and that you are looking forward to the New Year. I hope that you are marveling in the Creator who made you and sent Jesus so that you could always have a relationship with Him…
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11