I'm a person who desperately needs structure, accountability, a little artificial stress to get things done. I marvel at how much more I'm able to accomplish in a day when I have a million things to do—how much faster I can clean when I get a phone call that someone is stopping over is a few hours. Give me a day with nothing planned, no deadlines, and it seems like I can't get anything accomplished. Shhhhh. Please don't let my husband in on this little secret. He's called me out on in before, but I deny, deny, deny. Suddenly I'm having flashbacks to my college days, staying up late, waking up early and typing away. I'm pretty sure I never finished a paper before 5a.m. on it's due date. And I was an English major; there were a lot of papers.
That is why today I am excited for the launch of the fall Good Morning Girls challenge. Finding daily quiet time with God has been a challenge for me for the last several years, and I'm looking for a little peer pressure to help turn that around. Good Morning Girls is essentially a group of women (you ask your family, friends, co-workers, whoever) who agree to e-mail, Facebook, tweet, text (whatever works) each other after their daily quiet time. You say "good morning" and just let the group know what spoke to you that morning (or more likely for me kids' nap time or evening) during your quiet time. It's a great way to encourage one another and let peer pressure work it's magic. I've assembled a group of 5 amazing ladies, and I'm looking forward to seeing the many ways God will bless us over the next few months. If you want to join our group, let me know. Or if you want to find a somewhat anonymous group, check out the Good Morning Girls message board.