The God Who Wants To Be With You

Today’s Devo:

@First5App @Proverbs31org “Be careful,” my husband cautioned as I slowly drove into the mountains. As the sun dropped lower into the sky, and the side of the mountain became less visible, my husband reminded me to stay alert.


Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.

Hebrews 2:1 (ESV)

for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

Philippians 2:13 (ESV)

Today’s Reading:

Day 24, pages 178-182

A podcast and movie collab:

I listened to this podcast and it was just ok…didn’t really agree with everything the author being interviewed said but at the end Emily always asks, “What’s your ‘next right thing’?” The lady said, “Lunch.”

Her point was that she was focusing on the present…she was going to have lunch with her daughter and that was what was important to her in that moment.

Later that day I watched A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood? for the first time. What stuck out to me was when Fred Rogers was first talking to Lloyd on the phone and he told him that talking to him, in that moment, was the most important thing to him.

I want to live like that…to give my utmost attention to the most important thing in the moment. Less distraction, more focus.

On Hulu

A Workout:

I just did the first 10 minutes of this flow this morning…enough to get the blood flowing:

And I have a house full of boys this morning…so pancakes 🥞:

Who/what has your attention today?


Who Moved?

Today’s Devo:

@First5App @Proverbs31org About three years ago, I went through a rough time emotionally due to some situations of grief, loss and sudden change in my life.

Today’s Reading:

Day 23, pages 173-177

A Verse that came to mind:

“…I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.”

Romans 9:15

Today’s Workout:

Walk/Run 3 miles.

A Song:

“Today, when God calls us to follow His Word – the commands of Scripture – what will we do? Will we draw closer to Him in obedience, or will we, like Jonah, run away from His presence? At those times when we don’t enjoy a closeness to God, maybe we should ask ourselves: “Who moved?””


Silence the Doubts

Today’s Devo:

@First5App @Proverbs31org I’ll never forget the moment my daughter was placed in my arms. After months of waiting for the adoption to be finalized, I felt the wonderful but heavy responsibility of caring for her.


And Moses said to the people, “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”

Exodus 14:13-14
  • Fear not.
  • Stand firm.
  • Be silent.

“Jesus said on the boat, “‘Peace! Be still! ‘ And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm” (Mark 4:39). God might not remove the storm, but He can provide peace in the midst of it. When you are lost in a sea of doubt, cling to Jesus, friend. He is at the helm of your boat. Jesus is calling us to fear not, stand firm and silence the doubts with faith.”

Today’s Reading:

Day 22, pages 167-169

A Prayer:

Today’s Workout:

Do you need a mental reset?