Melissa Michaels

The Courage to Face Our Insecurities -

No one can make us feel quite as unsure about ourselves as another woman. And nothing can wound as much as the words that sometimes come from a friend or […]

It is in the unraveling of this world - (in)courage

As much as I love Christmas, I always keep it pretty simple. My goal is always to do as little as possible, while still keeping the ambience festive and joyful […]


As we enter this season of gratitude (and prepare for a season that often clutters our lives in every way possible), this post from the archives seemed like a relevant […]


I love this season where the leaves are turning and my heart and mind is turning back inside our home. Fall is a season when I feel like I enjoy […]


With back-to-school approaching and summer winding down, we thought we’d share some “getting ready for fall” encouragement with this post from Melissa Michaels, which originally appeared on (in)courage in 2012. […]


I have a lot of mirrors in my house. You might think I’m just vain, but when I step out the way I’m actually fascinated by the light they reflect. Not only […]


Every six weeks my hairstylist invites me to sit down as she offers me a cup of coffee. She carefully wraps a towel around my shoulders and we start talking about […]


“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.” — C.S. Lewis Do […]