Author Archives: Tracey Mitchell

Putting on Courage

Putting on Courage

Our messy, complicated lives are no challenge for our Creator. He won’t turn you away if you have fallen into a sticky situation or done something that has caused damage to your life. His heart is to restore you to your rightful place. God’s plan from the very beginning has been to cover your weaknesses

Psalm 27:5 NLT

Capturing Your Courage

Video surgeries make me squirm. Normally, a close-up shot of a scalpel has me groping for the remote. But today I pulled the covers close to my face and watched as a tumor was carefully removed from someone’s brain.  I decided to watch the procedure after Courtney Warner shared with her online followers her diagnosis

Brings Your Dreams to Your Father’s Throne

There are many plans in a man’s heart, nevertheless the LORD’s counsel— that will stand. — Proverbs 19:21 NKJV Have you ever zoned out in thought? What were you thinking about? What were you dreaming of? What dreams were you planning to make a reality? Do you remember as a child wanting something so much

Remain Silent at the Right Time

Joshua had commanded the army, “Do not give a war cry, do not raise your voices, do not say a word until the day I tell you to shout. Then shout!” — Joshua 6:10 When God brought Joshua and the army of Israel to the city of Jericho, their cause seemed hopeless. The large walls

Proverbs 12:18

Breathing Authentic Bravery

Breathing Authentic Bravery Maybe it’s my age or where I am in life right now; I’m not sure. But I’ve simply grown weary of a yo-yo type of bravery. It is with all love that I insist we can’t be plucky one day and pitiful the next. The unhealthy habit of swaying between faith and

Downside Up: Discovering the Real You

Identity: Who Am I Really? I am amazed how a word of admiration or expression of affirmation can create energy that lasts for days. I don’t know about you, but a compliment can change my entire day. Positive affirmation creates energy and confidence. Admit it, when a total stranger walks up to you and says,

Abandonment: You Can Thrive Again

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Alicia remembers standing on the wooden porch steps the day her mother told her she was going to visit a sick neighbor. The truth was, there wasn’t a sick neighbor, only a boyfriend with an expensive car and

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