Ever Feel Like Rudy’s Red Truck?

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Have you ever felt like my friend’s red truck: dinged up, beat up, rusted and even faded? I have!! But God used Rudy’s red truck to show me how, despite our mistakes, inadequacies or just plain feeling tired or too old, to encourage us to “take our faded pink selves out for a spin and see what He has in store for us!” (You’ll have to watch it to get the “faded pink self” part.) 🙂

After watching, I want to hear from YOU!! Leave a comment, answering one or both questions:
1) Have you ever felt like Rudy’s red truck?
2) Do you have an idea you need to go out and “take for a spin?”

Can’t wait to hear from you!

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About lauriebarkercopeland

I'm just like you, but totally unique. We have things in common, but we are all God's one-of-a-kind creatures. I enjoy finding The Funny in life when it gets messy. And we all know how life can get messy, right? Some of the things I love: God, family, friends, storytelling, community, nature, the arts, beauty, travel, fun and games, learning, the study of the personalities, teenagers, acting, writing and missions. More specifically: the mountains, the beach, breathing clean air, traveling to new places, experiences, deep conversations, appreciating the minute in nature, lunching with girlfriends, practicing sensing, predicting trends, taking a few risks along the way. I hate routine, so starting (and keeping up) this vlog is risky for me...but I love community (and a few risks), so I'm going for it! I hope you join me and we can have some Serious Fun together!

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  1. Hi Laurie, I really enjoyed listening to you share your musings about Rudy’s Red Truck…love it! I shared it with my friendson Facebook…
    love you, Donna

  2. As long as you keep on encouraging us, Laurie, we can keep from feeling like Rudy’s Red Truck. So you help us feel valuable–just as Rudy’s Red Truck really is. Thanks.

  3. 1) Yes. Most every day.
    2) Yes, but I tend to be more concerned with “spinning out” than “going for a spin”. Maybe I’m just caught in the “spin cycle” (how agitating).

    This reminds me of when Paul wrote about how we are outwardly perishing, but inwardly we’re being renewed daily:

    2 Corinthians 4:16-18
    16 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

    And how we have these treasures in Jars of Clay (or Trucks of Red):

    2 Corinthians 4:7-10
    7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.8 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair;9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;10 always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies.

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  5. Laurie, I think I must say yours is the first vlog that I really enjoyed! I usually don’t like someone’s video intruding on the quietness I need for the day, but I will make an exception for yours:) Great addition by the Hubby, too. I have a friend named Rudy; I will be posting this on his site as well as mine. The thoughts made me think of when the Lord told me, “You take a licking and keep on ticking just like a Timex watch!”
    Blessings to your day,
    Donna Tinsley

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