(in)courage Advent RoundUp

Tis the season, friends, to focus our hearts on the coming Babe who changes everything! Advent is here, and we are l-o-v-i-n-g this season of anticipation, of holy, of grace. […]


My kids wait to be allowed to eat the candy off their newly constructed gingerbread houses. I wait in car pool lines and at bus stops. I wait at the […]

Christmas Recommended Reads -

Grab your hot chocolate, your cozy warm socks, and snuggle into your favorite reading chair, friends! We’re kicking off December with an amazing Recommended Reads series that highlights some of […]

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Blue Friday

Nov 28, 2014 by

Thanksgiving 2014 is now tucked away in our collective past, and I’m thinking about you, sweet (in)courage readers, the ones for whom this isn’t the most wonderful time of year. […]

(in)courage Chrsitmas Gift Guide (1)

Lots of people I know are really great at buying gifts. Gift giving is their love language. They love the challenge of finding just the right gift for each person […]

pretty pink lights

I guess I can be a little rebel. Most of us complain about Christmas decorations going up in stores before September. We want to savor autumn and give each of […]


I’d once met this man who nonchalantly told me this unforgettable story. This story of how he’d picked up this painting at a yard sale. And he hadn’t really thought […]

Jesse Tree Ornaments -

My sister was always the one who would jump out of bed in the dark early morning on Christmas day to wake the rest of us to open presents. She’s […]