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Hope can rise // Ann Voskamp // incourage.me

That first call was from the hospital. Right about the cracking dawn on Resurrection Sunday, her whispering on the other end of the line. Two weeks so far. Not that […]

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Do you ever find yourself discouraged or even overwhelmed by the state of your home? I know I have found myself in that place more than I would like to […]

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Childlike

Mar 30, 2015 by

She toddled into the room with a plan, antique hand mirror, and brush in hand. This two-year-old had work to do. She couldn’t quite climb atop the bed to join us, though; […]

Joy is a function of how you thank - Ann Voskamp - incourage.me

When Thursday gets caught in your teeth like a piece of spinach, the crazy thing is you could dare to laugh — it gets things unstuck. You know how it […]

Her children rise up and call her blessed // incourage.me

Heart-shaped

Feb 14, 2015 by

Valentine’s Day isn’t about romance or passion to me. Instead, it’s a blur of fizzy affections tethered first to grade school then later to a woman of valor. I grew up […]

You are His - incourage.me

Startled by the silence, I shot up in bed and searched for blurry neon red lights that confirmed it was three in the morning, time to feed the baby. But Andrew, our […]

We all need a safe place - incourage.me

I can still pick her up. She is tall and willowy and almost nine. But I can still carry her. And that’s why I’m here. To carry her. She keeps […]

Unexpected Limitations - Ann Voskamp - incourage.me

In the middle of a stiff winter wind, she asks to go to the beach. That’s where she says she wants to celebrate the turning of her calendar year. To […]