Survivor, Advocate, Warrior. Tracey R. Young chronicles her battle for self-esteem, hope, and genuine love in her book and workbook offering God’s Got It in the Bag using biblical principles and a whole lot of “sistah girlfriend” wisdom. She chronicles her journey as a young girl in Houston and Port Arthur, Texas in the 1970s who faced the sting of parental divorce to becoming an Army Nurse in the U.S. Army Reserves where she learned the real meaning of beauty and self-worth. Beauty? In the Army? Yes. It was here she began to understand how and why real beauty is NOT skin deep. Mastering the lessons, she incorporated her revelation in every area of her life and for every woman she met. Over time, she used the obstacles she faced and conquered — generational strongholds, divorce, and domestic violence — to help encourage and empower women with hope and the godly vision that women everywhere recognize, reclaim, and thrive in their God-given beauty!

A graduate of Houston’s High School for Health Professions in 1989, Tracey went on to earn her B.S. degree from the University of Houston-Downtown, a B.S. degree in nursing from the University of Texas Medical Branch, and a J.D. degree from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University. She faithfully served our country as an awarded member of the Army Reserves. Now, Tracey works as a health care administrator and strives to ensure that her facility runs with God-centered principles while ensuring all patients and staff are treated like family.

Her penchant for community, women, and girls led her to become a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Top Ladies of Distinction, and the N.A.A.C.P. However, it’s her women’s health and wellness 501c3 organization — Rilassati Women’s Retreats — that has snatched her time and her heart. The organization’s flagship program, Winners For Life, has spread awareness and raised thousands of dollars to provide mammograms for countless uninsured women in her community for 20 years. In addition, she’s instituted a new global program of groups called “Girl GodSip” through which she hopes to promote support, empowerment, and healing of women and girls. To balance the physical work she does in the community, she and her husband, Vashon, serve as a deacon and deaconess at Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in West Monroe, Louisiana where they’ve been members for a number of years.

When not trying to help women and girls live fully and triumphantly, Tracey enjoys cooking, entertaining, and watching movies and sports with her family, which includes the two delights of her life — her two sons Hlevictor Jr. and Torry. She and Vashon have been married for nine years and currently reside in Beaumont, Texas.

While the world talks about T.H.I.S. (Things Having Insignificant Substance),

Sisters choose to chat through T.H.A.T:
T=Transparency and Triumph Through Trials
H=Harmonious Healing Through Hope
A=Authentic Awakening Through the Almighty
T=Timeless Thriving Through His Transformation”

God’s Got It In The Bag

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“God’s Got it in the Bag” is exactly what I need.  A thought-provoking read that makes you analyze various life scenarios.  The biblical foundation of the book references verses that are easily applicable to your personal experience.  The author provides personal anecdotes to further exemplify the teaching and makes it so very relatable.  Everyone will benefit from this “makeover.”

During a time in my life when I forgot who was holding my bag, Tracey’s unique compilation of MAKEOVER bag must have helped me to remember that the content in my bag may be different than my sisters but is necessary for the journey that has been uniquely orchestrated by Adonai Himself, who is the MAKEOVER EXTRAORDINAIRE as remarkably stated in Ecclesiastes 3:11-13.  He makes all things beautiful in its time.  And though we have a glimpse of eternity, we can’t and will not grasp it until we are like Him.  Through this inspirational piece, I was able to recall to my mind the faithfulness of the one who holds it all, and my hope was restored.

Tracey has captured the essence of what females of all ages need.  Her raw, yet, soft approach of giving life lesson advice from not only a personal standpoint, but a global standpoint is powerful.  Each scripture reminded us that our life walk is already mapped out—all we have to do is travel the journey.  While reading the book, I encountered many self-reflection moments.  It’s a must-read.”

Congratulations to my closest friend…this book touches so many poignant points in my life, both personally and professionally.  Using something commonly found amongst women, ironically how we identify ourselves on so many different levels, Tracey makes it relatable not only physically and mentally but emotionally and spiritually as well.  The workbook questions provide an opportunity for self-reflection and to apply the context principles to your own life examples.  Job well done!

I believe this book you are holding is an excellent tool, capable of bridging the gap between the plight of being a hearer of the word to becoming a doer of the word of God.  Tracey does an excellent job in connecting the dots that reveal nuggets in the word that are truly essential to growth, development and the ultimate maturity of women of all ages.  Within these pages, there’s great empowerment through the deep waters of enlightenment. There is little support in shallow water but deep water supports and propels one along. I encourage you, get ready, take the plunge, advance from the shallows into the deep.

​Tracey has delivered in her book God’s Got it in the Bag what we, as women, need in our lives.  The raw truth!  I now daily repeat, “I am a God-fearing woman–a beautiful being, created through God’s awesome power and divinely destined for His purpose!”

The message of this book is truly inspirational.  Insightful life experiences helped me to relate on a personal level.  This book is worth a read for any woman in need of inspiration, reflection and motivation.

The chapters in Tracey’s book embody relatable subjects and an opportunity to examine an awareness of self and spirituality.  The existential aspect was a powerful experience.

Tracey has been called to deliver the messages in her book.  It does a great job of focusing on spirituality and not religion, applying that to everyday life.  It’s great for someone who is just starting on their journey or someone who has been awakened and is currently further along.  This is an easy read and easily digested to refer back to later.  You’re in the right place if you are looking to be transformed.

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