Tracy Cooper

Thinning Out the Seedlings

In Articles/Devotions

When spring finally creeps back into my corner of the world, I will do what many others do and plant a garden. For several years now, I have planted a vegetable garden in my backyard. It’s not particularly large, just…

The Excuse of Fear

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Back in January 2016, I received unexpected news. I found out that I had a herniated disc, two bulging discs and a series of other problems with my back. Only two months prior, I had run my first half marathon….

Let Your Hands Drop

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When friends are struggling with some life difficulty, I tap into a small arsenal of bible verses that I share as encouragement. I am focusing on one of these in particular here because, as often as I share it and…

Exchanging Good for God

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I recently had a conversation with a co-worker at the high school where I teach. She is a Student Advocate and serves as a resource/support person to students who struggle academically. Sorting out their social issues is also part of…

Waiting for the Next Big Thing

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(Image Credit – Tracy Cooper) I am waiting right now, for a lot of things. I’m waiting while paying off financial debts, waiting for summer vacation from my teaching job, waiting for a writers’ conference I’m attending this summer and…

Sunrise with My Savior

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(Image citation – created by Tracy Cooper on Vanillapen) “In the morning, long before sunrise, Jesus went to a place where he could be alone to pray.” -Mark 1:35 For years, I tried and failed to establish a consistent and…