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You were made to sparkle // sarah mae // incourage.me

Every time I see my friend Karen, I cry. (She also makes my husband cry.) There is something about entering into the vulnerable places of your heart with another person […]

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The spring before I began tutoring high school students in our local Classical Conversations homeschool program, I sat in on another tutor’s class to observe for a day. Latin, British […]

Crossroads - incourage.me

I took a shortcut through the woods that night. Trees leaned across the narrow lane as if to close me in. After several minutes of driving, I glanced at the […]

When Community Happens Through a Song - incourage.me

Sometimes community happens through a song. Over twenty years ago I was part of a short term team that went on a ministry tour through several cities in Colombia, South […]

Her children rise up and call her blessed // incourage.me

Heart-shaped

Feb 14, 2015 by

Valentine’s Day isn’t about romance or passion to me. Instead, it’s a blur of fizzy affections tethered first to grade school then later to a woman of valor. I grew up […]

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I’m afraid I’ll break down, God. I’m afraid I’ll cry so hard. And I don’t want to. I’m going to see little children who want to see Your love. In […]

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Darkness can be alluring. It calls us saying, “You won’t get hurt. Come and see what I have for you. Go your own way. No one will ever know. No one […]

(in)courage

There are times that a simple image with just the right scripture or quote can change our entire day. It’s as though God knew the exact word of encouragement and […]