Hope

20150501-Hartz-MeaningJoy

I was standing in the shower, my head pressed cool against the smooth fiberglass, the hot water pounding my back, when I heard the words spiral up inside me, “Will […]

20150618_SarahMarkley_Hope

Study after study shows that when we think we are going to do well at something, we actually do. In medicine they call it the Placebo Effect. When we believe […]

20150501-Swanson-UnconditionalFriend

“Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” {John 15:13, NASB} Everything was unfamiliar to me. The sounds. The smells. Even the […]

20150501-McDonald-Hindsight

“Yep, I could hang out with you.” I chuckled at my new friend’s words. We’d just met a few weeks ago and our families were having lunch for the first […]

Sarah Mae // incourage.me

She asks the same question over and over and over again. She’s been asking since she was five. “If God is good, why did He let evil into the world? […]

20150603_KarinaAllen_Beginning

Friends come and go. True. Friendships change. True. Goodbyes happen. True. This is my life. I have had many a friend move away . . . friends that I love, […]

20150430-Playforth-SpringBlossoms

I’m an introvert in every sense of the word. My energy comes from the revival of long stretches of time spent alone. I can go weeks without contact with another […]

20150507_Jennifer-Studio-JRU_John14

It has been one of those seasons. A couple of really hard weeks. You know . . . the kind that makes you just wonder how so much can be […]