Today is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one. (Brad Paisley, singer, songwriter)

The past is gone; the future is here. What will you write on the pages of this New Year? Whether or not you have made New Year’s resolutions, you surely have hopes and dreams—maybe even plans for 2017. Dream big, plan well, work hard, and ask God for guidance and wisdom to see you through the next 12 months.

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)