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(In)Courage · 4h ago

Christ Brings Beauty to Our Ashes

Four years after my dad died, I sucked in my breath and blinked away tears of grief while on a preschool field trip with my daughter. It was so thoroughly unexpected, like a surprise visitor...
(In)Courage · 1d ago

Come Closer, Pain, and Teach Me

“This is so stupid! Why am I being so ridiculous. It’s just babysitting! Why am I being such a baby about it?” And with those words, I was swiftly kicking anxiety and sleeplessness and stoma...
(In)Courage · 2d ago

The Panhandler’s Breath

He slipped in sideways between the closing elevator doors, as if he were late to a meeting; he pressed the “5” without looking. Instead of suit and tie, though, baggy pants and faded navy hu...
(In)Courage · 3d ago

Sacrifice Precedes Belonging

I think of her fervently two times a year. My birthday and Mother’s Day. I imagine her young, scared and alone. Living a hard situation in a dark place without many options. So, she made a c...
(In)Courage · 4d ago

Recommended Reads: Oh, What a Beautiful Morning {and a giveaway!}

When our kids were little, Easter morning meant baskets full of chocolate bunnies and brig...
(In)Courage · 5d ago

This Is Love

It’s been a decade since Andrew told me, but I’ll never forget the words that spilled out of my little boys heart so effortlessly. Words that changed the way I pressured myself into believin...
(In)Courage · 6d ago

Sunday Scripture

 “Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.” Isaiah 12:2 When Faith and Fears Collide...
(In)Courage · 1w ago

When Authenticity Feels Awkward

She was holding my baby, tears streaming down her face, and I hardly knew her. Our daughters had been playing together wild and free, strangers prior, discovering each other in the midst of ...
(In)Courage · 1W ago

When You’re the “New Girl” (Again)

It turns out that every woman has days or years when she feels like the new girl. No matter how long we might have been at that church or that school or that camp, there’s a new girl in each...
(In)Courage · 1W ago

When Your Calling Feels Like Too Much

My girls are in a season of YouTube dance parties. Every night brings a negotiation of how many songs they can select and who gets to pick first and if they’ll choose music videos or movie t...