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Some days are just bad. My day started bad. The middle was bad. And it ended bad. My phone died. My computer wouldn’t back anything up. I didn’t get all the things done we try to squeeze into a single day. And my kids FREAKED the FREAK out at the dinner I served them. They. Could. […]

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In January this year I sat in the back of a bumpy Landrover in South Africa and blatantly eavesdropped on a conversation between my adopted brother and one of my dearest online friends. Crystal Paine from Money Saving Mom was brainstorming a hundred different business ideas with my little brother, Karabo. He was relentless in […]

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Since we’ve been given the biblical mandate that we all belong to each other {Romans 12:5, NLT}, this fall at (in)courage we wanted to spend some deliberate time together unpacking what that means. To focus on what it means to love my neighbor as myself. To open our hearts for dialogue about what it might look like to walk around […]

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I think about it a lot. I think about dying. I lie in bed at night and can’t breathe from the bad dreams that paralyze my lungs at the thought of one of my kids dying. I lie there with eyes wide open to the dark and I play it through my head. How would I […]

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You guys, some days you’re sitting in Panera trying to pick out a new pair of leggings for your daughter online and scrolling through the fun updates about The Dress – when you get a message from a friend in South Africa. And she shares a photo that was taken just a few hours ago […]

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Sometimes the news and our lives are hard and heart-breaking and filled with disappointment. Especially on a day like Valentine’s that comes with so much built-in disappointment. And then sometimes you open your email and amidst all the darkness a bright light streams like a rainbow into your eyes and your heart. When Elise emailed […]

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