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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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I’ve never heard music like it. The piano was dancing, the ivories waltzing under the fingers of a teenage girl and the band brought down heaven with their violin and […]

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In July I traveled to Northern Botswana on behalf of The Seed Company to photograph the San people and document stories about Oral Bible Translation. The San people are a […]

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This past summer I had the rare treat of going water-skiing. And by rare, I mean that it’s been over 15 years since I last stood up on skis. As […]

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I was seventeen years old the day I wrote the poem. I remember that day well. It was one of those impressionable days, the kind that engrave themselves kindly inside […]