Category: incourage

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Thursday 2nd March 2017

For the Days When You Totally Feel Like the Uncool Kid Again

For the Days When You Totally Feel Like the Uncool Kid Again

“We don’t think you’re the right fit for us.” I had hung up the phone hours earlier, but those words kept ringing in my ears. It didn’t matter that the woman on the other end of the line used a gentle tone. It didn’t matter that she had some really nice things to say about […]

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Monday 16th January 2017

How To Deal With People Who Try To Bring You Down

choose kindness

I got a nasty email recently, which is really unusual around here. Most of my readers are incredibly kind and encouraging, and aren’t the kind of people who shoot off mean emails at 3 a.m. I confess, I wanted to type back the most awful, non-Christian response to the meanie in my inbox. ...

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Tuesday 10th January 2017

One Thing That Might be Sabotaging Your Relationships + A GIVEAWAY

One Thing That Might be Sabotaging Your Relationships + A GIVEAWAY

You guys — I crave connection, like I crave chocolate. Or sushi. 🙂 But I have gone through SERIOUS seasons of drought when it comes to relationships. You, too? We all long for meaningful relationships – with friends and with God. But where do we start? Start here with this book: Craving ...

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Sunday 11th December 2016

Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should

Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should

Do you ever have one of those moments where, technically, you CAN do what you want to do. But then the Knower inside of you says, “Wait up, girlfriend. You’re gonna regret this.” Yep, me too. I’m telling about it over at (in)courage. Join me there by clicking here! 

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Monday 7th November 2016

How to Be Worry-Free in Times Like These – #TellHisStory

How to Be Worry-Free in Times Like These - #TellHisStory

It was 11:58 p.m. on December 31, 1999. Most people I knew were just minutes away from “partying like it was 1999.” It was New Year’s Eve, baby. And it was a big one. Meanwhile, I sat at my work desk on full alert, eyes glued to my computer screen. I sat in a newsroom […]

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Thursday 15th September 2016

How Being Weird Can Make You Happier

How Being Weird Can Make You Happier

I am always amazed at the tremendous amount of feedback I get whenever I write about being “weird.” I am beginning to think this is why: people need permission to be their truest, fullest selves. Maybe the world has tried to beat the “weird” out of all of us. Well, ...

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Tuesday 9th August 2016

An Invitation to The Happiness Dare BOOK CLUB! – #tellhisstory

An Invitation to The Happiness Dare BOOK CLUB! - #tellhisstory

When I took the Happiness Dare, I didn’t take it alone. This dare has always been an invitation to all of us. It is an invitation into a rebellious hunt that will lead us to a soul cache. I believe the Holy Spirit is saying to each of us, “Pay attention. Savor the life God has […]

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Monday 25th July 2016

The Extravagant Invitation We’ve All Been Waiting For

The Extravagant Invitation We've All Been Waiting For

So, I’ve been having this dream. And in the dream, there’s a long table stretching out under an open sky. The heavens are coated with stars, so many stars that we don’t need to light the ivory tapers that someone twisted into those crystal holders. The table is covered in a white cloth that ...

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Tuesday 21st June 2016

you don’t have to hide your scars – #tellhisstory

scars

I have a scar on my left leg, an accidental souvenir from a head-on car collision in 2009. After the accident, the insurance company offered to pay for plastic surgery, but I declined. I wanted to keep my scar. Here’s why: I needed to remember what I’d been saved from. The scar was a part of ...

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