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Rise and Grow!

By Rackhouse Publishing Inc. Presents: Rise and Grow
A cup of joy that you can feel! The Rise and Grow podcast offers segments to empower listeners to dig a little deeper, grow a little stronger and simply Just Keep Walking! Melynda Rackley- The inspiration engineer, is committed to spreading love and sharing joy while sharing her journey of rising from sickness heart break and tragedy. Are you ready to RISE...
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Wisdom Week Episode 4: How are you using what you know?
In this episode we talk about  applying what we know to make progress. It's not enough to just know the information we must apply it for it to work in our life. 
February 02, 2022
Wisdom Week: Episode 3: What do you know?
What do you know for sure and are you applying it? Wisdom is easily defined as the proper application of knowledge but in order to apply we must first get back to basics and clearly identify what we KNOW!  Todays Scripture: 8 Doth not abwisdom cry? And bunderstanding aput forth her voice? 2  She standeth in the top of chigh places, by the way In the places of the paths. 3  She acrieth at the dgates, at the entry of cethe city, At the coming in at the doors. 4  Unto you, O men, I call; And my voice is to the sons of man. 5  O ye fsimple, understand fwisdom: And, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.
January 05, 2022
Wisdom Week- Episode 2: Wisdom is Application!
What good is knowing the remedy if you do not apply it? In this episode we use an excerpt from a sermon by Dr. Miles Munroe to gain insight on the definition of wisdom and the story of blind Bartimeus for a relatable example of wisdom in action!  Mark 10:46-52(English Standard Version) 46 And they came to Jericho. And as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside. 47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 48 And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 49 And Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart. Get up; he is calling you.” 50 And throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. 51 And Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” And the blind man said to him, “Rabbi, let me recover my sight.” 52 And Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him on the way.
January 04, 2022
Wisdom Week 2022- Episode 1: Ask for it!
As we enter this new year let's start by asking God for wisdom! This week its all about Wisdom and each episode we will highlight new scriptures and talk through wisdom seeking together!  Scriptures from today's episode: James 1:5 NIV 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. James 3:17 NIV 17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Proverbs 17:27-28 NIV 27 The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered. 28 Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues. Luke 21:15 NIV 15 For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict.
January 03, 2022
The Return to Well: Spiritual Wellness
Do you feel connected to to a higher power that keeps you grounded? Alright friends, let's be honest here, it can be tough to find the light at times. Something that can be helpful is to get grounded in your spirituality! This can help with our emotional, financial and even physical wellness. Spirituality is the glue that keeps us together and the root to being resilient. In this episode co-host Derrick Gibson breaks down the definition of spiritual wellness and offers  tips for creating wellness in your life.You do not have to struggle alone, and no matter what you may be experiencing making the choice to return to wellness in your spirituality can help you find the light and let it shine in your life!  Check out the Up & Forward Devotional here:
August 12, 2021
The Return to Well: Physical Wellness
Let's Get Physical! I use to HATE the gym until I took a moment to outline my own picture of physical health which included working out. Of course, working out does not have to happen at the gym and it does not have to be hard core. I was only able to find this out by learning about physical wellness and making supportive choices for myself. Our physical bodies are a temple so let's make the choice to return to well! 
August 11, 2021
The Return to Well: Financial Wellness
Do you have a plan for your money? If not this episode is a great place to start! Let me be the first to say that this is an area I struggle greatly with but I recently made the choice to go on a spending fast and return to wellness in my finances.  In day two of The return to well series Finance and Success coach, Bwana Thurman shares three quick tips to developing financial wellness. It is God's will for us to live a good life and to do that we must first stop and evaluate our money!  Connect with Bwana Thurman by texting momentum to 63975 or visit
August 10, 2021
The Return to Well: Emotional Wellness
Wellness in every area of life is possible but let's be takes WORK! In this episode we kick off the emotional wellness series and dive into Christ being the key to achieving and maintaining emotional wellness. Together, with the help of Christ- we can be well in every area of life. Make the choice to start in your emotions today!  Feel free to email us at if you would like prayer for emotional wellness or call at 904-530-4254. 
August 09, 2021
The Rise word of the day....RELEASE
Do you know how to release well?  I use to be so quick release someone or something but I did not always do it well! In order to learn how to release well I had to do some hard HEART WORK! If you can relate to this then this episode is for you. Let's release early when we are not growing, release often when we are offend and release well so we can have and enjoy our best life! 
August 07, 2021
The Rise word of the day....Align
Misalignment can be dangerous! In this episode we talk about core values and the role they play in staying aligned. We also talk through action steps to making sure we stay in line with our vision, dreams, plans or goals.  Purchase your 9 month Align Planner here:
August 05, 2021
The Rise word of the day....COMMIT
So you've made the decision now what? IT'S TIME TO COMMIT!  Today's word hits home for many of us as we often find it easy to start and hard to stick with something. You are NOT alone in this friend. I hope that you are encouraged to keep going after listening to this powerful word of the day! 
August 04, 2021
The Rise word of the day....DECIDE
Have you ever had a day where you just could not get out of a funk and it was hard to focus? Me toooo....Tune in to this ten minute talk on the power of making a DECISION! One decision can change your life just like it changed mine, it may not be easy but it is worth it. NOTHING HAPPENS UNTIL YOU DECIDE. 
August 03, 2021
Rise word of the day: The F Word...FOCUS!
Have you ever been so caught up in your own thoughts that you missed your exit or made an avoidable mistake? YOU are not alone, We've all been there and today we tackle the F word...FOCUS!!!  God's word gives us a map that we may not always use but in this quick mini episode, we go over three powerful scriptures to help quickly refocus and stay present in today. We got this! 
August 02, 2021
Confessions of Gods' Word- Clarity Confession
Confession for Clarity I trust in the Lord with all my heart and do not lean on my own understanding. I acknowledge him in all my ways and he makes my paths straight. He instructs me and establishes my steps to be inline with his plans of good for me. My God teaches me to profit and leads me in the way I should go. I trust him and have great confidence knowing that in God all things work for the good of those who love him and are called according to his purpose. I delight in the lord knowing that he has plans to give me hope and a good future. I take comfort in knowing that God will work out all things for me because I love him and he loves me! SCRIPTURES FOR CLARITY AND DIRECTION 1. Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. 2. Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. 3. Psalm 37:23-24 The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way; though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand. 4. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. 5. Isaiah 43:16-19 Thus says the Lord, who makes a way in the sea, a path in the mighty waters, who brings forth chariot and horse, army and warrior; they lie down, they cannot rise, they are extinguished, quenched like a wick: “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. 6. Proverbs 16:9 The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. 7. Isaiah 30:21 And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left. 8. Jeremiah 10:23 I know, O Lord, that the way of man is not in himself, that it is not in man who walks to direct his steps. 9. Isaiah 48:17 Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you in the way you should go. 10. Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
June 07, 2021
Rise and Grow- Speak over yourself!
Our words have so much power! In this Alpha episode fo the Rise and Grow- wisdom nuggets series host Melynda Rackley shares how she was reminded and encouraged by her God friends to speak the word over her life and take authority over the day!  The series will continue with weekly episodes and discussions on the power or our thoughts and words. Enjoy! 
May 26, 2021
60 Seconds of JOY- Be TRUE to YOU!
Finally we are back with a second season of our 60 seconds of joy to put a pep in your step as you grow through your day!  p.s. shout out to Lisa in New York! If you would like to email us visit and click the contact us tab.
May 26, 2021
Boundaries with friends and family part 2
Tune in to hear Derricks response to the question of how to create healthy boundaries with members fo your family who may have a role of authority!  In this episode we also revisit when it's okay to sacrifice for those we love...It is possible to create healthy boundaries with our friends AND family.
April 26, 2021
Boundaries with friends and family part 1
In this episode we get into the nitty gritty of creating boundaries with  the two F's we can't live without friends and family! We talk about loyalty, sacrifice and the heart work of creating harmony in the relationships we all encounter. 
April 26, 2021
Boundaries in the workplace Part 2
In this episode we continue the discussion on Boundaries in the workplace. Special guest Christine Wilson and Derrick Gibson share their unique perspective as educators as we talk through misplaced priorities, expecting too much of work and working the right way !
April 26, 2021
Boundaries in the workplace Part 1
Do you struggle with creating and maintaining healthy boundaries at work?  In this episode we cover some common boundary problems and practical solutions for reducing your stress, increasing productivity and finding your life's purpose. Special guest Christine Wilson brings a fresh perspective to the subject while sharing the spiritual perspective  of boundaries at work; while our resident Boundaries expert Derrick Wigham-Gibson keeps us focused, thinking and practical with the creation and maintenance of boundaries. Together, they share wisdom for the journey to healthy boundaries in the workspace.
April 19, 2021
Boundaries AND Parenting - Part 2
Tune in as we continue the conversation on boundaries in parenting with special guest and questions that will certainly make you stop and evaluate yourself! 
April 13, 2021
Boundaries AND Parenting - Part 1
This week we continue boundaries boot camp with a dynamic discussion exploring the intangibles of boundaries as parents. Joined by special guest Mechelle Canady and Derrick Gibson, host Melynda Rackley gets down and personal with the struggles of single parenting. The struggle may be real but applying the wisdom shared can most certainly lighten your load!  For more information about this podcast or the special guest visit or email Melynda at 
April 13, 2021
Boundaries Bootcamp week 3: Protecting the relationships that matter
This week we will talk about creating healthy boundaries and protecting the relationships that matter with special guest Mechelle D. Canady she is a Master Certified Life Coach, and Innovator who is driven by an unwavering entrepreneurial spirit. As a passionate Change Agent, she is  on a mission to Impact, Impart, and, Empower as many people as possible, and ultimately create positive change that will continue transforming lives for future generations. Visit and click the rise life group to learn more and join the boot camp. 
April 11, 2021
Boundaries Boot Camp Week 2: Developing the Blueprint.
In week two of boundaries bootcamp we take a deep dive into common boundary injuries, laws and myths. Podcast host, Melynda Rackley invites three dynamic guest who share in their knowledge of boundaries and answer questions from the weekly boundary participants.  Boundaries boot camp meets every Saturday from 10-11:30am EST To join visit OR text readytorise to 63975. 
April 07, 2021
Forgiveness Bootcamp Week 5 : Ending the dance with Dysfunction
Last week we started a powerful discussion in chapter 7 of the book " Forgiving what you cant forget " and  took  time to talk through the steps to Correcting the Dots. We rejoiced in knowing that With God there is always a meanwhile and there is a healed version of us waiting and wanting to emerge! This week we explore boundaries that can help us end the dance with dysfunction  so we can be fruitful and forgive to live our best life!
February 23, 2021
Forgiveness Bootcamp week 2 with Mommy & Me: Your mind, Your mouth, Your master
Last week we started the discussion on chapter 1 of the book " Forgiving what you cant forget " and started a powerful discussion on trauma and how unforgiveness often leads to physical conditions and even the repeating of trauma in generations. This week we talk about recycled pain and how it affects your mind, your words and your actions!   Join forgiveness Boot camp or connect with us by visiting and click Rise Life Group.
February 15, 2021
Confessions of Gods Word: I am loved & loveable!
It can feel like a fairy tale to read how much God loves us NO MATTER WHAT WE DO! In this confession we use Gods word to speak to our heart in the moments when we feel unloved or maybe even unloveable. Sometimes it can be tough to believe but we are indeed valuable and very much loved today and forever! (Reference scriptures: John 3:16, Romans 5:8, Psalm 136:26, Ephesians 2:4-5, Zephaiah 3:17, Psalm 86:15, Romans 8:37-39) Let's keep in touch, visit and click rise life group for resources, blogs and more information.
February 11, 2021
Forgiveness Bootcamp Week 1 : At the table with me and my mom!
Join the conversation as me and my mom talk about the tough topic of forgiveness and the book "Forgiving what you cant forget" by Lysa TerKeurst. This week's topic is "what am I suppose to do with all the hurt". Join the forgiveness boot camp by texting readytorise to 63975 today!
February 11, 2021
Out of the wilderness Day 10
10 day guided devotional
April 10, 2019
Out Of The Wilderness- Day 9
10 day guided devotional
April 05, 2019
Out of the wilderness- Day 8
10 day guided devotional
April 04, 2019
Out of the wilderness Day 7
10 day guided devotional
April 01, 2019
Out of the Wilderness- Day 6
10 day guided devotional
March 30, 2019
Out of the Wilderness- Day 5
10 day guided devotional
March 28, 2019
Out of the wilderness Day 4
10 day guided devotional
March 27, 2019
Out of the wilderness Day 3
Guided devotional audio
March 25, 2019
Out of the Wilderness: Day 2
Day 2: Focus
March 20, 2019
Out of the wilderness: Day 1
Day 1- Get out of the car
March 20, 2019
Trust- Part 2
Lean into trusting God with a continuation of his weeks Trust confessions. Join as special guest Sylvia Nixon guides you through affirmations rooted in Gods word.
November 08, 2018
60 Seconds of Joy-You are NOT alone!
Overcoming feelings of loneliness with positive affirmations and shifting perspectives.
November 05, 2018
Trust Confession
Sometimes it’s hard to trust Gods plan for your life! The confessions series reminds us of God’s word in a personal way. This weeks trust confession uses scriptures 2 Samuel 7:28, Psalm 9:10, psalm 13:5, Proverbs 3:5-6, John 14:1 and Romans 15:13. Repeat the confession followed by the trust prayer daily to water your seed of faith!
November 05, 2018
Control Alt Delete- The Ultimate Love Command
Love is a personal assignment and a corporate command. Control, alternate, Delete allows us to take out love to another level and dig deeper for growth. Are you ready to take your love to another level?
September 17, 2018
Making Room- Recognizing a distractions
Take a listen to this short chat on How to recognize a distraction to move forward with your personal growth journey!
September 09, 2018
60 Seconds of Joy- Lean into life
Are you ready to live? Lean into you life by embracing every part of you! Start your day with 60 Seconds Of Joy and lean into it!
September 09, 2018
60 Seconds of Joy-Be Good To you
Don’t be so hard on yourself, give yourself a pat on the back today.
August 19, 2018
60 Seconds of Joy-Obedience
Keep your cup full of joy by tuning into Your spirit and obedience to the voice of God.
July 31, 2018
60 Seconds of Joy- Guard your valuables
Keep your cup full of joy by simply guarding your valuables! Do not allow everyone into your time, energy or space!
July 27, 2018
60 Seconds of Joy- Celebrate!
Overcoming sadness with consistent celebration of all things good!
July 25, 2018
60 seconds of Joy: Break-Away
break away from anything that holds you down and give your self permission to fly!
July 25, 2018
60 seconds of Joy- Thankfulness
Activating thankfulness to keep your cup full of joy.
July 25, 2018
60 Seconds of Joy- Let's Love
Positive affirmations to spread love from within.
July 25, 2018
60 Seconds of Joy- Find your People!
60 seconds of Encouragement Finding relationships that nurture your greatness!
July 25, 2018
60 Seconds of Joy- Just Say Yes!
Saying yes to yourself for the good in your life to grow!
July 25, 2018
A cup full of Joy!
Melynda Rackley “The inspiration engineer” Shares her journey of moving from manipulated happiness to unshakable joy in every area of her life. In this episode titled-A cup full of joy, listeners are given practical tips and personal stories to encourage activation of the joy of the lord! Join the journey, let your cup run over..
July 23, 2018
Making Room
Personal growth & Spritual Development
July 18, 2018