Leadership Brings Extra Accountability

By June 5, 2013 April 30th, 2018 7 Comments

Guest post by Alicia

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When I started HelloMornings, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I knew that becoming an Accountability Captain would be the only way I would ever see the challenge through. I’ve known for a while that getting up in the mornings before everyone else is the only way I can have quiet time and get a workout in without feeling like it was impending on the kid’s schedules somehow. Plus, who doesn’t need peace and wisdom from our Heavenly Father and a stress reducing workout before their little’s wake up?

Over the years I had gotten really good at establishing my rhythm in the early mornings. I would mention my early morning routine to other mom’s and they would think I was crazy for getting up so early when I could be sleeping in with the kids. But I knew in my heart that this is what worked best for me, so I carried on.

However, little by little I have fallen out of my routine and gotten into sort of a rut. We moved hundreds of miles from family and friends, and the jolt to my life and routine really made it hard for me to find my old motivation. I knew I needed time with God, but quite frankly felt him so very far away. It was almost like I had forgotten how to be with him; and sleeping in felt oh so good.

Since that move we have moved again, this time permanently, I hope. And that’s when I stumbled across the HelloMornings challenge. It was about to start back up again for the winter and I felt it was just the thing I needed to get back into my morning routine and back into a closer relationship with God.

And boy has it ever! I love leading a group and love each and every one of my girls. They feel more and more like friends each day, and the support and encouragement from them is the best! I’m so glad I took the challenge and look forward to many more in the future. It has been such a blessing in my life and I know it is in other women’s lives as well.

side view 200x200Alecia blogs over at There’s Something Different She is a Southerner by birth (and grace) and gypsy by marriage (she’s moved 7 times in the last 12 years). She writes to encourage Christians to live differently because she knows that once you’ve been changed by Christ you are different.  She claims “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength” Phil 4:13, daily. You can connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.



  • Mel says:

    Hey, friend! Awesome to see you here today! I’m new to the Hello Mornings crowd this summer, but I have enjoyed it so far. (Though there have definitely been a few oops-I-slept-in mornings.) 😉 Thanks for sharing this!

    • Jessica says:

      I’ve been at this many sessions and I still have “oops I slept in” days! Glad you’re loving the accountability! My mornings were forever changed by this online ministry/online family.

  • It does make such a difference. It’s when I feel closest to God. Good for you for hanging in there and getting started again!! : )

  • You’re an inspiration, Alecia! I just found Hello Mornings for the winter/spring challenge and I love it. But, I’m still very much a work in progress. Getting up early to spend time with God and exercise is awesome, but I struggle with getting to bed early enough.

  • Hi Alecia! Fun to hear how HelloMornings has re-motivated you to rise early! I’ve been doing these challenges for a couple years now and the online friendships I made in my group are priceless. We pray for each other and walk with each other – even though it’s through a computer screen – through all kinds of ups and downs. Many blessings as you lead and learn!

    • Alecia says:

      Thank you Jessica! It’s been such a blessing meeting new people and getting the chance to know them and pray for them, and know that they will do the same for me. Friendships made on screen are just as real as those made off.

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