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(In)Courage · 7h ago

The Blessing of Being Un-Fine

“Should I be honest?” I wondered. “What if I start crying? What if she doesn’t really have time to listen? What if she is just asking to be nice? I could keep it simple and tell her I’m fine...
(In)Courage · 1d ago

On Making New Friends

As we get older, we get comfortable in our lives. Sometimes, we get a little too comfortable. I’ve seen this often play out in friendships. We get caught up in the busyness of our lives. We ...
(In)Courage · 2d ago

Sunday Scripture

“He has told you what is good and what it is the LORD requires of you: to act justly, to love faithfulness, and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8 Our Walking Companion My family farms...
(In)Courage · 3d ago

Exits and Entrances

I sipped my coffee, tiredly waiting for the caffeine to hit my system, and watched while my daughter scurried around the kitchen, retrieving her items from every counter to fill her backpack...
(In)Courage · 4d ago

How Illustrating My Faith Has Changed My Relationship with Jesus

I want to start off by saying He was always there. It was me that was lost, confused, sear...
(In)Courage · 5d ago

When I Struggle with a Fresh, New Year

It’s January: everything around me reminds me it’s time to ring in 2017 with new beginnings, goals, dreams and a renewed vigor to all things. Brand new journals glisten with fresh pages eage...
(In)Courage · 6d ago

Out Loud Prayer

It happens on the second Friday night of every month. Dinner with three girlfriends. One of us is single, two of us are married with teenage children, and one of us is married with grown chi...
(In)Courage · 1w ago

Leaning Into Connection

It’s been a week since the first (in)courage book – Craving Connection – became available,...
(In)Courage · 1W ago

How to Deal with People Who Try to Bring You Down

I recently got an email at 3:30 a.m. from a subscriber to my blog. It was the second email I’d gotten from her, and it was filled with such harshness and contempt that it made me literally g...
(In)Courage · 1W ago

Sunday Scripture

“This is the message that the LORD gave to Israel through the prophet Malachi. ‘I have always loved you,’ says the LORD.” Malachi 1:1-2 You Have Always Been Loved I have always loved you. Th...