Today's verse is Jeremiah 29:11, courtesy of biblegateway.com:
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare[a] and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope."
The ESV Study Bible has this to say on the subject:
"Jer. 29:11 God’s plans for the exiles is welfare (Hb. shalom; see note on v. 7), not evil, or “calamity.” Having sought Babylon’s shalom, the exiles will receive God’s shalom in the form of a future and a hope in their homeland."
At church today, the pastor spoke about how Jesus sent out the disciples to preach and heal, giving them instructions about what not to take with them. The pastor said that we are sent out in power, with a plan, to permeate thew world. In the High School service, the youth pastor talked more about Paul and Barnabas' ministry in Asia Minor, about how they went to Iconium, Lystra and Derbe.
I cleaned up dog poop in our yard today, depositing it in a bag and then putting the bag in the garage can outside. It was quite disgusting, but I got a dollar out of the arrangement.