Jesus Is Our True North

Today’s Devo:

@First5App @Proverbs31org Even if you’ve never found yourself stranded in the woods, desperate for direction, most people know a compass can tell you where north is at all times.


5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

John 1:5

“Because Jesus is Truth, He is our True North. He is our guide, our context and our example, not just through the Bible but through our lives as well.”

Today’s Reading:

Pages 10-17 (Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament)

Today’s Workout:

This is not as much of a workout as a practice in breath control. It’s good for stress reduction and teaching the body how to respond when put under stress.

It goes along with today’s book recommendation…

Today’s Book Recommendation:

I started this one on vacation before Thanksgiving but put it down…picking it back up today. Gonna read it slow…digest it:

And a food interest:

Anyone ever tried “marinated feta”???

A lady from Rock House Creamery just stopped by the store where I’m working and told me about. Looks interesting:

What are you needlessly worrying about today?


He’s Never Absent, We’re Never Alone

Today’s Devo:

@First5App @Proverbs31org I’m not sure the Lord is really with me.


teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Matthew 28:20
  • I want to see You.
  • I want to hear You.
  • I want to know You.

What are you hoping to learn about Jesus during this study?

If you have the book:

We’ll be reading a little ahead of the daily devotion online.

Today read pages 5-9.

An applicable sermon:

Today’s workout:

…and run:

Walk .25 mile to warm-up, then do 1 – 2 miles of short run/walk intervals (mailbox to mailbox, light-pole to light-pole…just pick a target run to it, pick another target and walk, repeat). Then walk .25 mile to cool-down.

A meal idea for next time you’re out and about:

And a book recommendation:

I thought I might get it on audible or I might just save it for later. I don’t want to forget my New Year’s resolution to “simplify and focus.”

Becoming Bulletproof: Lessons in Fearlessness from a Former Secret Service Agent

How would you live differently if you knew for certain that Jesus was coming back next week?

Faith, Fitness

Daily Dig: 12/31/21

Scripture: Psalm 119:137-144

“Righteous are you, O Lord, and right are your rules. You have appointed your testimonies in righteousness and in all faithfulness. My zeal consumes me, because my foes forget your words. Your promise is well tried, and your servant loves it. I am small and despised, yet I do not forget your precepts. Your righteousness is righteous forever, and your law is true.”

What a year.

Praise the Lord! He knew how badly I would need this foundation of daily digging in His word. He has dug deep in my soul and planted roots there that are unshakeable. They hold firm by the power of His Spirit and the gift of His grace. I’m so thankful to Him.

I pray that these scriptures and pictures and devotions and prayers (and workouts too!) have been a blessing in your life. Thank you for digging along with me all year.

Let’s keep pushing back the dark…

(That was my motto for 2021.)

Journal: Write a prayer of thanks to God that even though this year held trouble and anguish we were held tight by His mighty hand.

Move: Last run of the year. Make it count.

{Beginner’s run #20: Walk 5 minutes to warm-up, then run 8 minute/walk 1 minute x3, then walk 5 minutes to cool-down.}

Praise the Lord, and keep showing up.