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(In)Courage · 21h ago

Sugarless Lent Prepares My Heart for the Sweetness of Christ

At the beginning of last December, I embarked on something doomed to fail — a diet. October birthday cakes, Halloween candy, and Thanksgiving pies had caught up with me, and I didn’t want to...
(In)Courage · 1d ago

The Superpower That Every Woman Has

There’s this thing about women. They may be wearing purple boots or skinny jeans or sweat ...
(In)Courage · 1d ago

The Friend Who Exceeds Expectations

Last summer I was a sad song stuck on repeat. Wrought with loneliness, over and over again I cried out to God asking, “Where are my deep friendships?” In a perfect world, my idea of a deep f...
(In)Courage · 2d ago

When Your Child Just Wants To See You Happy

I bought Raviolis because I was tired and it seemed easy. All kids love raviolis, right? Apparently, not mine. The three-year old flat out refused. I got mad when she wouldn’t try a real bit...
(In)Courage · 3d ago

Courage for the Middle Places

I woke up to my phone’s alarm, the screen radiating a too-early time. I ambled downstairs ...
(In)Courage · 3d ago

What Happens When We Walk the Unpretentious Path

“The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.” -William James She grew up in a small coal mining town in Pennsylvania and lived through the depression. Thankf...
(In)Courage · 4d ago

Craving Connection Challenge: Week 3

Over the next several weeks, we will be sharing excerpts like this one from Craving Connec...
(In)Courage · 5d ago

On Hard Hits and Being All In

In fifth grade I started to play the oboe in band. Being the daughter of two music teachers made playing a unique instrument inevitable. I hated practicing, but I loved being in the band and...
(In)Courage · 6d ago

Sunday Scripture

“God looked over everything He had made; it was good, so very good!” Genesis 1:31, MSG He Calls Us Good . . . With a word, God made the world. He simply uttered, “Let there be light.” And th...
(In)Courage · 1w ago

The Unexpected Blessing of Loving When It’s Hard

My ego almost caused me to walk right past an incredible blessing. There she was, standing down the hallway of the church. Just seeing her there stirred up that red-hot feeling from months a...