I like plans. I mean, I really like plans. I plan tasks for the day, tasks for later, and tasks for someday. If I have supper planned (OK, that doesn’t happen every day, lol), I get thrown for a small loop if it changes and I have to get hungry for something different. I never leave the house without pen and paper for notes about things I need to remember, and my “desk” (a collapsible folding table) is never without at least one stack of papers, a pad of sticky notes, and a schedule of some kind. I thrive on plans. But do you know what I too easily forget? God has a plan. The Creator of the universe has a plan for my life, my days, my moments, and the most important thing I can do is tune into His plan and follow – even when it seems confusing or changes without warning.
“‘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.'” Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
“‘For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,’ declares the Lord. ‘As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.'” Isaiah 55:8-9 NIV
“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” Ecclesiastes 3:11 NIV
With God’s help, let’s put seeking Him first ahead of all our plans and our to dos, and let’s make obeying and following His lead the goal of each day. It’s a goal far more fulfilling than crossing anything off the To Do list.
“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13 NIV
If you are looking for a way to help keep your homeschool plans organized, I’d love to share a great tool I found created by my friend Carlie Kercheval of Today’s Frugal Family. If you have this planning thing under control, skip down to the comments section and tell us how you do it!
Carlie’s brand new planner goes beyond calendar pages and includes a way to keep all the “extra” things you need to know neatly organized – like what to pack for field trips, what additional supplies you need for a class, and even a shopping list! It’s bright and colorful (always a plus on my list) and incredibly practical.
From July 17 through July 18, you can use coupon code OHPTEN to save 50% off the price of the planner, making it just $10! From 7/19 through 7/21, you can use coupon code OHPFIVE to save 25% OFF (making the planner $15). (See details below.)
If you need some homeschool planning help, I hope you’ll take a look at this fun new planner!
*50% coupon is good July 17 (12:01am Mountain) through July 18 (11:59pm Mountain). 25% off coupon is good July 19 (12:01am Mountain) through July 21 (11:59pm Mountain).