Inspiration Day

Inspiration Day

on August 25, 2016



On Tuesday I was driving home from Colorado and listening to the music on my iPad.  There was lots of time to think…

It occurred to me that I should give an update of my health situation and at the same time I was inspired to change up this blog a bit.  In the past I’ve only blogged when I was on one of my adventures.  After all, what do I do or have to say day-to-day that would interest anyone other than perhaps my aunties and even they would bore from it eventually.  BUT…God gave me an inspirational spark that is the genesis to today’s blog as well as continuing with it in this different direction.

Those who know me well know that I, first and foremost am a follower of Jesus, but this blog is not solely about spiritual life.  Secondly, I have a good life with a great husband and grown kids with grandchildren and godchildren, but this blog is not solely about family.  Thirdly, I am passionate about fitness, but this blog is not solely about fitness.

I want you to have someplace to go to find something happy to read.  The goodness of humanity is not shared often enough but this is where you will find it.  This will be a happy place that doesn’t discuss the challenges of life and especially will avoid politics, negativity and judgment.  You can go to just about any other blog, to Facebook, or any newspaper to get a dose of those.   I will make every effort to shine light on what is good in this world.  You will never read a swear word on this blog and I hope that those who choose to read and respond will take that to heart when choosing their words too.

I might make fun of myself though.  This is easy to do with some of my stunts.  Speaking of…my clavicle and shoulder are healing enough that I’m walking and jogging and even rode 10 miles on my bike “Justice” this morning.  It is a beautiful fall-like day here in Dodge City, Kansas with cloud cover, light winds and cool temperatures.  My kittens are at my side.  It’s quiet in the house.  I got my workout in this morning.  I am juicing veggies as an experiment for improved health.  More on that another day.


I will leave you today with my favorite scripture which is also the base of my worldview.  Finding everyday that there is inspiration to be felt deep in my bones.

Paul’s words in Philippians 4: 4-9

Always be full of joy in the Lord.  I say it again—rejoice!  Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do.  Remember, the Lord is coming soon.  Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.  Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done.  If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand.  His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

And now, dear brothers and sisters let me say one more thing as I close this letter.  Fix your thoughts on what is true and honorable and right.  Think about things that are pure and lovely and admirable.  Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.  Keep putting into practice all you learned from me and heard from me and saw me doing, and the God of peace will be with you.

New Living Translation



11 responses to “Inspiration Day

  1. Mike Smithmier says:


  2. Judi says:

    You and this blog are my inspiration today. Thank you for this. I dearly love you! I will be looking forward to more of God’s light shining thru you.

  3. Sue Joerger says:

    You go girl! I am glad you are writing again! Can’t wait to read it! Congratulations on getting back on Justice!

  4. Alice says:

    Thanks, Traci! I’m looking forward to reading your future blogs. Glad you are recovering so well!

  5. Thanks Traci, I have been wondering how you are doing. Praise the Lord that you are healing. God is Good. Thanks for the scripture verses, great verses for today. Blessings Carol.

  6. Marci At Hilltop says:

    Glad to hear you are back at it. Marci

    Sent from my iPad


  7. Lynn Sprunger says:

    Yay! So glad to have this update! Roy & I have followed your blog as you’ve traversed the countryside (living vicariously thru your adventures 🙄) & were so sad for you when this recent trip got cut short almost before it started! We share a common view when it comes to the negativity in this world, & I look forward to seeing how God stretches you in the use of your blog 👍 Write on/Ride on!

  8. Nita says:

    Thanks so much for the great words from your heart. And your kitties are adorable too! Blessings for the days ahead and I look forward to the words you will share 🙂

  9. Robin Barlow says:

    Thanks Sis for the inspiration, I think this is what I need to steer away from all the negativity on facebook, I find myself passing along negative political views instantly. It’s habit forming. Sometimes we or I forget to put those scriptures in my head instead of the negative. I’m so happy your feeling better! ❤ Love you & looking forward to more inspiration

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