When you don’t feel like praying, how can you still savor God’s presence? I’d like to share one of the best ways that helps me experience God’s presence when I find […]


One of the things we love about this community at (in)courage is your willingness to do what James calls, “the hard work of getting along.”  As we head into our […]


We are knee-deep in summer now, and today I’m ear-deep in listening to argument #27 between two of my young darlings. I’ve had it up to here, and I’m about to let them know it. […]


“God looked over everything He had made; it was good, so very good!” {Genesis 1:31, MSG} He Calls Us Good . . . With a word, God made the world. He […]

SS 7-5

“Praise the Lord, all nations everywhere. Praise Him, all the peoples of the earth. For He loves us very dearly.” {Psalm 117:1-2, TLB} To Be Free . . . From the […]


The sheet breaks loose from the gurney and the plastic mattress lurches up like a belch when I curl myself fetal. I struggle to position myself away from my body. […]


“Ever since I first heard of your strong faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for God’s people everywhere, I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray […]


I’ve found that some of my most important conversations happen in the most mundane of places. The car. The hallway. Even the bathroom. My preschool-age son is super proud that […]