Set the Pace

What's the first thing you do when you wake up? You may already have a morning ritual but I’m talking about the very first thing you do when your eyes open.

I have to admit that I can't really remember the last time I woke up and didn't grab my smartphone right away and while I'm sure that's not the healthiest thing to do, we'll tackle that at a later time. 

So what do I do? Since we already know I grab my phone, I'll sometimes misstep and open Twitter or Instagram (or on my really bad days, email) but as much as possible, I like to start my day off with opening the Bible app on my phone. 

From there I'll often read their verse of the day or do one of the daily reading plans.

Starting my morning like this puts me on a healthy course for the day and really helps to set my overall pace. It's about starting off on the right foot anyway, isn't it?

For more on "why" to read the Bible every day, check out this article from

How do you set your pace for the day?

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals

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There are a ton of good deals out there with 42" TV's going down to $200 and Xbox's down to $150 but you'll have to check your local flyers for those. I like the deals I can work while sitting in bed on my laptop. 

Here are my picks:

  • 25% and Free Shipping
  • Code: THANKS

  • 25% off everything

  • 50% off all apps

  • 15% off everything
  • and 'Cyber Monday Blow Out'

  • Free GR TAC hat for the first 20 gift card purchases over $100

  • Over 200 apps reduced or free.

*Survival Straps

  • 10% off
  • Code: CYBER


  • 15% off everything
  • Free shipping (lower 48)
  • No sales tax

Another list of deals for the tactically/outdoor minded can be found on ITS Tactical
Do you have any specific deals you are interested in?