Tuesday, December 29, 2020

January Scripture Writing Plan 2021: New Year

Happy almost January sweet friends! Can you believe it's almost 2021? 

The scripture writing plan topic this month is all verses about a New Year!

2020 has been one of the craziest, heaviest, scariest years for many people 
and most of us are pretty stinkin' excited for the calendar to roll over to 2021. 
This year has shown us that life is crazy unpredictable and you truly never
know what can and will happen that you are zero % prepared for. 
This year has show us that our health and jobs and 
relationships and freedom and security can all vanish in the blink of an eye. 

Whether 2020 was the greatest year of your life, 
or you are crazy happy to see 2020 finally end, 
thankfully there is one truth that still remains 100% true 
through it all for each and every one of us, 
regardless of the insanity around us:
God is with us- ALWAYS. 

God's Word is filled with prayers of men and women who reached out to God for a fresh start. 
Over and over and over again they prayed for God to give them a new beginning
and He was with each and every one of them. 
On the heels of the celebration of the birth of our King, the reminder that He is with 
us has the power to carry us right into a fresh and beautiful new start. 

The truth is that He is Immanuel, God with us. 
And though circumstances and situations around us will shift and change constantly
and though people and relationships will wound and hurt us, 
and though things will happen in 2021 that stink and we wish didn't, 
our God never changes- EVER-
and He will never leave our side. 

When I focus on it, that truth helps me to remember that 
God is in total control and therefore I can rest in the knowledge
 that no matter how out of control I feel, He is still on His throne. 
What a crazy comfort that is in this unpredictable, insane world we are living in today! 

My prayer is that as we read and write these verses about new beginnings and a new year, 
we are able to focus on the truth of His word.
I pray that as a result our hearts and minds are filled with these truths 
and that we spend each and every day of 2021 drawing closer to Him 
and learning more about Him through time spent in His Word. 

FYI: I make all plans 31 days long so that they can be 
done any month-
not just the month I write them for.

TO PRINT: You can find a copy of the plan in the folder HERE.


  1. #thankyou for this monthly plan. This will encourage my daily journal writing which has not been consistent in 20+years, but I keep trying. ♡

  2. This is so awesome. Can I share this plan on my Facebook page? Some friends want to try it next year.

  3. This, I believe, is my 4th year of writing scripture. Such a blessing to my soul. And I share the daily scripture with a group of 7 friends. Thank you so much, Shannon, for this, one of the greatest blessings in my life. Happy New Year, my eternal friend ❤

  4. I have been doing this for several years. It helps ground me in my studies, thank you

  5. Thank you! I started using your plans earlier this year and for the most part stuck with it. In November and December I decided to try something different. Yep, back to your plan. You are a blessing. Thank you, Lisa

  6. Do you have a Scripture writing plan for kids?

  7. Do you have a Scripture writing plan for kids?

  8. Thank you for this plan. God's continued blessings on you in 2021 ~ FlowerLady
    P.S. I am here through Anne Payne.

  9. Thank you for the plan...it will be a great experience for me.

  10. I think this will be my 5th year of writing Scripture with your plans. Thank you so much for preparing and sharing them freely!

  11. Thank you so much for your scripture writing plans which I've enjoyed during 2020.
    Not sure if you caught it or someone else has said anything, but the Spanish version (which I share with my friends here in Spain and in South America), needs the squiggly line over the "n" in the first word...without the squiggly line, it means something that is not good! blessings, Joy :)

  12. PLEASE correct the Spanish spelling of the word for Year on your calendar to read Año Nuevo - the tilde ~ is an absolute! Otherwise it doesn't say "New Year". As you have it now it says, "New Anus" and I'm pretty sure you don't want it to say that!

  13. I have been teaching an ESL, EFL class of adults, and this is the most popular thing in the class. They show me their cursive writing and then read what they have written to the class.