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Tracy Cooper

A Public Spectacle of Shame

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Many believers needlessly carry around the baggage of shame and regret even though they have claimed the salvation of Christ. In your former life before Jesus, many things may have been part of your identity. My history includes teen motherhood,…

Left or Right?

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I love the navigation capability of my smartphone. All I have to do is plug in the address. The Maps app knows which way is the most efficient and navigates for me. I trust it to get me where I…

Waiting for the Yield

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Today, late on a Wednesday afternoon, I engaged in several attempts to slip away to my Prayer Lair to write a post for Daughters of the Deep. Well over a week had passed since I’d been able to spend time…

Dabbling vs. Depth

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I know one of my pursuits in 2018 needs to be pressing more deeply into the Word of God. Last year, I had a repeated sense of conviction by the Holy Spirit that I needed to be more than just…

Thinning Out the Seedlings

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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…