Friday, March 13, 2015

Five Minute Friday :: Plan

I'm joining the Five Minute Friday crew that all writes on the same word prompt. This week :: PLAN. Five minutes. Just write. And then link up at Kate Motaung's place. Come join us.

I like making plans. Yes, I know God sometimes has another – better! – plan. But I make plans because quality time is my love language. (Okay, ONE of my love languages …)

Lately we’ve had a lot of weekend plans. We hosted my mother-in-law’s birthday party. We went to Nashville for the Ohio Valley Conference tournaments. (Our favorite Murray State #RacersDeserveABid. But that’s another story.)

This weekend we’re celebrating our friend Daniel’s citizenship with an America Adopt Daniel party. And tomorrow is my best friend’s birthday so there’s a girl’s lunch and our chance to defend our trivia title.

We’ve had meetings about our upcoming Guatemala mission trip. I have a couple opportunities to share our adoption story on the calendar. And I have plans to visit my sister and her family in June, not long after she visits us.

Sure, some of these plans may change and they all certainly won’t go as planned. (I mean, really, my Racers didn’t win and are waiting to see if they can get an at-large bid which is unheard of in this mid-major league.)

But when we invite people over and plan celebrations, we are saying, “I love you. I want to do life with you.” {Tweet that.}

And I think those invitations – those plans – make God proud that we’re living beyond ourselves and learning to trust him with the journey. Now, I need to go prep some food for tonight.

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  1. I'd love to help you "PLAN" our weekend together because seriously, I'm counting down the days!!! I just love how you invite us into your every day life. Love you much. <3

  2. Oh so true! I love spending time with those I love too! Great post!

  3. I like this. God IS pleased with plans that involve blessing. What a great perspective. Thanks Kristin! #FMF

  4. KristinHillTaylor3/13/2015 4:01 PM

    Thanks, Susan, for being here and for your kind comment.

  5. KristinHillTaylor3/13/2015 4:01 PM

    Thanks, Tara. I appreciate you being here.

  6. KristinHillTaylor3/13/2015 4:02 PM

    Yes, let's PLAN! I've done some research about places to stay, eat and do, so we'll have to chat soon about that. I'm looking forward to hanging out with you again IN PERSON. What a treat that will be. Love you. xoxo

  7. I like making plans too! It's really how God made me - a planner, a girl of order and I'm learning to not be ashamed of that. Also learning not to let it dictate my life - not sacrificing the fun stuff for the plan, or getting upset at the interruptions when they can bring unexpected joy. Btw...your kids are just too cute. :) Enjoy all your plans - they sound super fun and I bet those folks you invite in are just so thrilled to be doing life by your side!

  8. Michelle Anderson3/13/2015 4:53 PM

    sounds like you have a lot of fun coming up soon. Love it!

  9. You know I've found that in our busy-ness the thing that gets let go is having people over for dinner. But you're so right - it's such a unique way of letting people know you love them. I want to make more time for this. Have a great weekend! Love how you make and hold your plans loosely. #wise.

  10. KristinHillTaylor3/14/2015 9:51 AM

    Thanks, Tiffany, for this sweet comment. I'm always grateful to have you here.

  11. KristinHillTaylor3/14/2015 9:51 AM

    I'm looking forward to it. :)

  12. KristinHillTaylor3/14/2015 9:51 AM

    I'm learning how to hold plans loosely ... I used to hold too tightly (to everything!). Glad you're here, Melody!

  13. I am all about the plans, writing down a plan for everything.. I need to learn how to hold plans loosely!

  14. KristinHillTaylor3/17/2015 10:02 AM

    Holding them loosely is hard, but God has been teaching me about that! Thanks for coming by, Marina!