You yourself have recorded my wanderings. Put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book? This I know: God is for me. Psalm 56:8,9b (CSB) Have you ever considered how a past experience or principle can serve you in the here and now, even when its original application might have been very different? For example, when we were in the ...

When Things Get Up Close and Personal

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I noticed an envelope taped to our front door as I pulled into our driveway. I couldn't think of anything I'd done to deserve a thank-you note so I figured it was a note of encouragement from a friend. I didn’t even open the garage door; instead, I parked in the driveway, hopped out of my car, and hurried to the front door to read it. Imagine my ...

State of (in)courage 2020: Love Over All

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Dearest (in)courage sisters, I’ve been thinking and praying about you, about this space, and I want to pull up my virtual chair and have a community heart-to-heart today. Are you with me? There are a lot of things we could dedicate this year to as individuals and collectively as an (in)courage sisterhood. A list of good and worthy goals ...

Surrender Your Canvas to the Father, the Artist

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Some years ago, before I ministered through writing and art, I had some slightly darker days -- days where I couldn’t get up from bed because of the deep sadness in my heart, days where absolutely nothing piqued my interest. It was on one of those days the thought of painting made me sit up straight. I voiced the idea to my father who was ...