Imperfection

No Matter

Growing up in a small town, I attended 13 years of school with the same kids. The children who shared crayons and blocks with me in Kindergarten became the angst-ridden […]

Darkness can't live in the light,

She heard me say that I lose my patience and my temper much too often — and that my daughter knows the words to more pop songs than I’d like, […]

When we are tethered to Grace // Alia Joy // incourage.me

Sometimes I write and people tell me I’m brave. Because I write hard things. Because I dive past the small talk and tell you where it hurts. Because I don’t […]

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For the past few weeks, I’ve been sharing ‘Real Mom Confessions’ on Instagram and Facebook, posting a picture of something from my very real everyday stories and inviting others to […]

Renovate us, dear God. Stephanie Bryant // incourage.me

I’ve been searching along back roads and gravel drives. Looking, trying, wanting the journey to begin. Trying to keep burning passion for the vision from singeing too much of me. […]

Hospitality - incourage.me

“Practice makes perfect,” my piano teacher would always say. So when the Holy Spirit tells us to “practice hospitality,” the idea must be that we keep getting better and better […]

Above all, love. - incourage.me

I love to have guests, but I’m not much of an inviter. Even when my heart is willing, acute self-consciousness creeps in and overwhelms my good intentions. My nearsighted housekeeping, […]

Friendship Forged in the Chaos - incourage.me

It was my sophomore year of high school when my parents bought our first real home, a home that we would call ours. And there was a room for me. […]