"Get out of bed, Tracie!"

This morning, I opened my computer to find a message on my facebook wall. My friend Tracie. She is a hoot. Enjoy a good giggle. Here is what she wrote…

“I was gonna see if you could come over in the morning and yell…

“‘TRACIE TRACIE TRACIE… GET OUT OF BED!!!! PUT ON THAT SPORTS BRA, THOSE WORK OUT CLOTHES, THOSE TENNIS SHOES THAT YOU NEED TO PUT MORE MILES ON AND GET OUT SIDE… YOU CAN DO IT TRACIE!!!! YOU CAN DO IT! JESUS LOVES YOU AND YOU CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST… GET OUT THERE IN THE FREEZING COLD AND GET TO RUNNING. TRACIE… WHY AREN’T YOU SMILING? SMILING IS MY FAVORITE… COME ON GIRL. YOU CAN DO THIS… GO GO GO!'” …
all while doing cheerleader jumps and clapping. Can you? What time should I expect you?

MOTIVATE ME.

I HAVE EATEN MYSELF INTO A HOLE.” –Tracie

Hilarious! Oh my, how I love this girl.

But truth be known, I feel her frustration. (I threw out half of a red velvet cake the other night. I just needed it out of my house. Flee temptation!)

I am so thrown off schedule. Both physically and spiritually. I am going to bed later. Waking up later. Eating random, homemade delicacies. And lots of Chex Mix.

{sigh} I miss structure.

This time of year offers so much, but structure is not one of them.

My mentor, Debbie, asked me the other day about my goals for the new year. So I have been praying and writing them out. I love goals. Do you?

Over the next few days, I will be looking at what the Bible says about newness. And it is interesting….I find that embedded within us is the desire for new. A desire for change.

Change isn’t a “New Year’s” thing. Change is a Jesus thing.

New hearts. New names. New clothes. A new self.

Behold, I am making all things new. Revelation 21:5

He is the Author of change. Yet, He’s always the same.

Have you been praying about goals for the new year? Share?

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3 thoughts on “"Get out of bed, Tracie!"

  1. My husband and his guy friends are doing a "Most Improved Man" contest starting Jan 1. I'm excited to see how this changes them all. They are competing for most improved BMI.Since I'm 7 months pregnant I'm not competing for this, but I am competing in a "most improved mom" contest. Digging deeper into Jesus and taking time to dedicate to praying for my kids and changing my attitude and heart.I hope to be joining the most improved BMI after baby comes 🙂 But until now… I'll hang on to my sweets!

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