1. Thank you, Carol, I’m still figuring it all out. Thankful He is a patient God. So great to hear from you. Hope your new year is off to a great start!

  1. This is so good! You’re right. “Hope is the plan.” The hope we have in Christ does propel us onward, even when the here and now is hard. Thank you for this encouraging, truth-filled piece.

    1. Cindy, I too often forget about hope, I’m afraid, and resort to my own tactics. Here’s to a better memory and reliance on Hope in 2021!

  2. Loved this article. Making plans is something we hesitate to do as we get older as Covid goes on and as disappointments appear. But by the grace of God go I. Hope this is a great year for your Family

  3. I love the insights that God has given you. And thank you for sharing them with the rest of us who are more like deer in the headlights. “Hope is the plan”-how simple, how beautiful, how wonderful that our God is the God of hope. Love you, friend.

    1. Thank you, Judy. I’m still working on the implementation of that one! I need to print it on a big poster so I see it every morning. I am a planner and I too often think it’s up to me. (Could motherhood add to that notion?) Just your calling my own words to my attention has made it sink a little deeper. Your friendship is a treasure.

  4. All I can say is you just amaze me with your insight. I have finally in the last year planned quiet time with God the first 30 minutes of the day and then I steal other moments. I have such a long way to go in my relationship but you give me Hope! You are in my prayers as I Hope for your Health.
    Love, Loretta

    1. I understand that struggle well. But the fact that we are fighting for time with Him demonstrates our devotion. Thank you for sharing this. It means so much to hear from you. Take care!

  5. Lori,
    Such beautiful words especially on Hope … so much wisdom and truth. I love that you journaled your days so detailed and that you share your health journey journals with us so openly. Your words, Hope allows us to plan, to press into an unknown year, holding our expectations loosely but holding Him closely.” such great inspiration.

    1. Great to hear from you, Holly. My husband encouraged me to journal, and sometimes it was just one sentence or just one word or sometimes nothing at all for a day. But even those empty dates told part of the story. You have been here from the start and I am forever grateful!

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