Imperfection

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, […]

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Whether we like it or not, the month of December can be busy. Really busy. Parties, shopping, Christmas programs, baking, extra cleaning, and decorating all add to our regular routines. […]

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“Never stop improving.” I heard this company tagline as I was listening to the radio this morning and it got me thinking. There is something appealing about the idea that […]

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“I don’t want to live like a vagrant anymore,” I pray. “I don’t want to be known for my lack, my weakness, my constant recurring despair.”  I inhabit a limited […]

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I hated myself and the skin I was in. I was behind bars for seven years. Not physical prison bars, but bars of self-hatred, self-rejection and low self-esteem. What caused me […]

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I don’t know how you came to be in this world. I don’t know who has walked out your front door or your heart. I don’t know if finding a […]

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Despite what people said and what I had expected, college was not the season of life where I found out who I was. It was all too easy to sign […]

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i. I remember it like it was yesterday, when a new-to-me-speaker posed a question that crawled under my skin and has been itching ever since– “Are you the kind of […]