Imperfection

Life is meant to be savored (1)

Lately, I have been really busy. You know that kind of busy where you feel like you can barely keep your head above water? The school year starting. New projects […]

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A couple weeks ago the girls and I drove to church in a light rain. Mark was a few minutes behind us, driving separately so he could help with tear […]

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My friend lies broken in a hospital bed across oceans and continents set adrift by her loss. I’ve sent prayers into the heavens on days when the clouds hover, petitioning […]

Lisa-Jo Baker // incourage.me

I’ve been the community manager here at (in)courage now for five years. That means five years of working with and for and alongside women. Writing about women, reading about women, […]

Bonnie Gray - incourage.me

“Faith is a verb described as a noun.” ~ William Backus I was sitting there on my bed, tethered to the wall — unable to freely move around the house — […]

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Before I tell you a story, you need to know something about me. I’m a Type-A people-pleaser with perfectionist tendencies. I have struggled with what I call “competency addiction.” That means […]

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, […]