(in)courage, Community

Happiness Profile: Relator

I love people. If you know me at all, this is not news to you. Almost nothing feeds my soul more than spending time with people I care about, and who care about me. At the end of an evening spent with friends, I can barely fall asleep because my mind and heart are still…

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(in)courage, Guest posting

A Season Of Hushed Fellowship

The other day I told a friend of mine that, “life is too short to do something that drains your soul.” This bit of truth rolled off my tongue easily that day because in that moment, I was deep in the midst of an extended social media break. A growing restlessness in my soul, coupled…

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“He’ll divide old and young, traditionalists versus progressives, private school kids from the public schoolers. Instead of people being able to freely exercise and emphasize their various spiritual gifts for the good of the body, he’ll cause folks to see one another’s personal ministry as being a direct competitor of another’s. Division, disharmony, friendly fire.…

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(in)courage, Giveaways

Words To Live By

It hangs over my kitchen, a bold banner of truth, a proclamation of our status as friends of Christ. Sometimes, it’s a bit ironic, that the word “redeemed” hangs large above the entrance to my small kitchen. Even this insignificant space is found worthy here. In all of the various rooms we’ve hung words on the…

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(in)courage, Friendship

We Need Your Story (An Invitation)

Girlfriend, I need to tell you something today, we need your story. Your life is a story written by God. Though you’re living it now, He recorded every line of your life before you were even born. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that…

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(in)courage, Giveaways, Product Review

Hope For The Best ~ {Giveaway}

  I’m peeking back in today to offer up a fun Giveaway from DaySpring. I hope you’ll enter and share the opportunity with your friends. Sitting there in the darkened auditorium I’m restless–anxious for her number. She’s practiced for months and finally, today’s the day–her first dance recital. I ask her afterwards, on the way…

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(in)courage, Courage, Five Minute Friday, Friendship

The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” It was His idea, this concept of community, the idea of families–everyone having a place to fit in, to live alongside one another, to share each others burdens, and joys. I’ve lived in…

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