We could look at the first real Thanksgiving, when Native Americans and English Puritans ate venison, corn, and shellfish for three days. Nice. Instead, we’re talking about your various first Thanksgivings. […]


I slid into the booth at Kneaders opposite Salena, excited to chat with this woman I recently met but feel like I’ve known for years. Over her fruit tart and […]


“But You are a shield around me, Oh Lord; You bestow glory on me and lift up my head.” {Psalm 3:3, NIV} The other shopper approached as I carefully selected […]


Since we’ve been given the biblical mandate that we all belong to each other {Romans 12:5, NLT}, this fall at (in)courage we wanted to spend some deliberate time together unpacking what that means. To focus […]


Just after midnight eight years ago, I received one of those dreaded phone calls that brought news of the worst kind. My grandfather suffered a brain hemorrhage. The neurosurgeon performed […]


I love a good story. I like getting lost in a fictional world filled with interesting characters and an intriguing plot. Give me romance and mystery. Provide me with adventure […]

Ann Voskamp on incourage.me

The hour drive it takes to get to the lake on a Sunday afternoon, I think of the Sunday morning sermon. The preacher was preaching pure gospel, how to be […]

Sometimes we need someone to hold our hands

We’d been at a charity event downtown and had to park a block away. It didn’t seem like such a bad idea when skies were clear. But as a huge […]