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 […]


Webster defines a holding pattern as “a course flown by an aircraft while waiting for permission to land; a state of waiting or suspended activity or progress.” The weather was […]

God is Working - incourage.me

But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to […]

It's January - incourage.me

Light floods the pane, and if I didn’t know better, I might think it was July. But I know it’s January, not just because I’m bundled under a down comforter […]

The better I get to know myself , the better I can give to others - Kristen Strong - incourage.me

In an eatery tucked away in the corner of town, David and I sat at a table for two. It was a noisy, crowded restaurant, one composed of several small rooms with tables and […]


I was walking through a back alley in Old Delhi, India. Electric wire twisted and turned above me like jungle vines while street vendors stood in dark corners, trying to […]

The Lord is my light and my salvation - incourage.me

My husband travels for his job. A lot. When we first got married, we lived in the country on five wooded acres. For this growing-up-in-the-city girl, it was a big […]

Be gentle with yourself. Alia Joy  - incourage.me

I grieve every Christmas. I miss my father the most this time of year. He passed away right before Thanksgiving four years ago. The grief always seemed so out of […]