• Hands holding blocks of letters spelling out hope

    "Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord."

    — Psalm 31:24 NIV

Has life knocked you down?

Let God's word lift you up!

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Tracy Smoak

"Welcome! I'm glad you are visiting. Let's share a few moments for encouragement. My prayer is that these posts and books will inspire and strengthen you.

As a licensed English instructor with a master's in Education, my passion is connecting people with God, particularly when they face challenging times.

In addition to writing, my adventures include racing horses in orange groves, teaching men in a maximum-security prison, and sharing Bible stories inside a ger in Outer Mongolia.

I love flower gardening and eating chocolate. Please check out the blog devotions to comfort and challenge you with Bible passages relevant to what you need today."

(Tracy L. Smoak (formerly Deitz) has devotional blogs and books. Please see the tabs below for more information.)

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