With God on our side we can face our own giants with bravery // lisa leonard //

Facing Goliath

Jul 30, 2015 by

If you sat through Sunday school every week, like I did, then you know the story of David and Goliath. When David was a young boy, he went out to […]


I sat on my garage floor and looked through boxes from my parents’ attic. The kind of boxes disintegrating from age, filled with files of my schoolwork since preschool, homemade […]

I came so they can have real and eternal

I love to read. I always have. But for the past few years, my book reading has declined drastically. (Which, I understand is hilarious because I write books for my job. […]

Through all the shifting this remains—in

The Kaleidoscope

Jul 23, 2015 by

In 2009, (in)courage launched with this post on courage by Holley Gerth. As we get close to celebrating our 6th birthday, we thought it would be the perfect one to […]

You were made to sparkle // sarah mae //

Every time I see my friend Karen, I cry. (She also makes my husband cry.) There is something about entering into the vulnerable places of your heart with another person […]


I often hear the word “wrong” to describe my child. “What’s wrong with her skin?” “What’s wrong with her face?” Or, simply, “What’s wrong with her?” My daughter Brenna was […]


Last week I said a prayer for Bean Soup. Not the food, the person — rather, the name my five-year-old self gave to a lady I saw from a distance […]

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Heads Up

Jun 29, 2015 by

If the Holy Spirit has given you a heads up, a deep feeling, a thought that permeates, or a vision that’s clearly from the Lord . . . run with it. […]