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 […]

Amber Haines - incourage.me

It’s 5 days until Christmas, and we are knee-deep in the bustle, gathered up with the Haines family to wear Christmas pajamas, to eat until we want to die, and […]


Breaking Light

Dec 18, 2014 by

She’s sitting at a table lost in thought. I watch her for a moment before she looks up to find my face. We haven’t seen each other in months and yet it’s like no […]

Expect Jesus - Sarah Markley - incourage.me

Two years ago we spent Christmas with my sister-in-law and family in England. Then we spent the New Year holiday in Northern Ireland with some friends. We explored the countryside, […]


My favorite thing about growing up in Florida was the time my family spent at the beach. No, I’m not a sun-goddess. My fragile and freckled pale skin has never stood […]