Joy

A Time to Play - Angela Nazworth - incourage.me

Want to get under my skin fast? Tell me to lighten up. It’s a phrase I’ve despised for decades. My first boyfriend actually used that line on me when he […]

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Back then I said I’d never be like him. I slammed doors to punctuate the point and to make sure my dad knew it. You can be tall and 15 […]

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More Love

Dec 19, 2013 by

We moved around a lot when I was young, but by the time I was three years old, we’d settled into a little yellow cape cod on a suburban cul-de-sac […]

how to be grateful

At the beginning of the year, I picked a word of the year for the very first time. I always wondered why people chose one word, because how did they […]

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During one of the hardest years of my life, God called me out to be intentionally thankful. The only trouble was, I didn’t feel very thankful at the time. My fourth […]

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I’d be willing to bet you’ve experienced some deep, hard things. Moments that can’t be erased and memories that still haunt. Life change happened, whether you wanted it to or […]

Five mInute Friday

So, here’s the skinny: every Friday for three years hundreds of people have joined a kind of writing flash mob that I host at my blog. It’s open to anyone […]

Angie, Jessica, Shauna & Robin laughing during Bread & Wine filming

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one. ~ Oscar Wilde  ”A joyful heart is good medicine…” ~ […]