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Welcome to the (in)courage podcast! We are all different ages, in different life stages, and we come from different cultures and churches, but our common thread is the hope of Jesus. Each weekday we meet you right where you are as one of our writers shares what’s going on in her everyday life and how God’s right in the middle of it all. We bring our joys and struggles equally so that you can feel less alone, and be empowered by the hope Jesus gives. We hope you’ll bring us along with you on your morning walks, driving to the grocery store, waiting in the preschool pickup line, alone in your kitchen, or as you wind down for the evening. Wherever you join us, you’re welcome here, and we’re honored to be a part of your day. Read our daily posts at incourage.me. The (in)courage podcast is brought to you by DaySpring. For over 50 years, DaySpring has created quality cards, books, and gifts that help you live your faith. Find out more at DaySpring.com.

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Welcome to the (in)courage podcast! We are all different ages, in different life stages, and we come from different cultures and churches, but our common thread is the hope of Jesus. Each weekday we meet you right where you are as one of our writers shares what’s going on in her everyday life and how God’s right in the middle of it all. We bring our joys and struggles equally so that you can feel less alone, and be empowered by the hope Jesus gives. We hope you’ll bring us along with you on your morning walks, driving to the grocery store, waiting in the preschool pickup line, alone in your kitchen, or as you wind down for the evening. Wherever you join us, you’re welcome here, and we’re honored to be a part of your day. Read our daily posts at incourage.me. The (in)courage podcast is brought to you by DaySpring. For over 50 years, DaySpring has created quality cards, books, and gifts that help you live your faith. Find out more at DaySpring.com.

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@incourage

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English

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Episodes

Michele Cushatt: Digging Out When You Feel Buried

3/1/2024
"I learned two eye-opening (and heart-humbling) lessons: 1. Words hold the power of life and death for the person who says them. 2. Words hold the power of life and death for the person who hears them. Our words impact our ability to do hard things. And our words impact the ability of other people to do hard things. Yes, there are moments when we must speak the truth about the hard thing out loud. I'm afraid. This is hard. My heart aches. But if complaints dominate our conversation, the hard thing becomes the only thing. And any power we might gain from the Spirit within us gets swallowed up by a lesser voice." Leave a comment for Michele: https://incourage.me/?p=237718 -- This Easter, prepare your heart and home with Simply Jesus: the Hope of Easter – a new keepsake magazine from DaySpring. Simply Jesus contains scripture, devotions, and articles all to help you prepare for Easter. Pick up a copy today on DaySpring.com or wherever you buy magazines. The (in)courage podcast is brought to you by DaySpring. For over 50 years, DaySpring has created quality cards, books, and gifts that help you live your faith. Find out more at DaySpring.com. Connect with (in)courage: FacebookInstagramWebsite Leave a podcast review on Apple!

Duration:00:06:45

Melissa Zaldivar: God of the Harbor

2/29/2024
"We can call out to God -- not only in our distress but in our day-to-day. You may be landlocked, but the God of the sea is still your God. You may have clear skies, but the God of stormy weather is still your God. You may be in an uncomfortable season, but the God of comfort and hope is still your God." Leave a comment for Melissa: https://incourage.me/?p=237777 -- This Easter, prepare your heart and home with Simply Jesus: the Hope of Easter – a new keepsake magazine from DaySpring. Simply Jesus contains scripture, devotions, and articles all to help you prepare for Easter. Pick up a copy today on DaySpring.com or wherever you buy magazines. The (in)courage podcast is brought to you by DaySpring. For over 50 years, DaySpring has created quality cards, books, and gifts that help you live your faith. Find out more at DaySpring.com. Connect with (in)courage: FacebookInstagramWebsite Leave a podcast review on Apple!

Duration:00:06:03

Kayla Craig: How to Find Strength in Surrender

2/28/2024
"What if we dared to replace our insistence on self-sufficiency with stubborn hope? What if we opened ourselves up to the infinite possibilities that lie in store when we place our hope outside of ourselves? When we stop hinging our worth based on what we can (or can’t) do and instead place our hope in who God is, we might just discover that we don’t find true strength in our ability to go it alone but in our willingness to surrender to a grace greater than ourselves." Leave a comment for Kayla: https://incourage.me/?p=237690 -- This Easter, prepare your heart and home with Simply Jesus: the Hope of Easter – a new keepsake magazine from DaySpring. Simply Jesus contains scripture, devotions, and articles all to help you prepare for Easter. Pick up a copy today on DaySpring.com or wherever you buy magazines. The (in)courage podcast is brought to you by DaySpring. For over 50 years, DaySpring has created quality cards, books, and gifts that help you live your faith. Find out more at DaySpring.com. Connect with (in)courage: FacebookInstagramWebsite Leave a podcast review on Apple!

Duration:00:09:39

Jennifer Dukes Lee: How Are You Really Doing with the "Other Stuff"?

2/27/2024
"Hard things in other people's lives do not negate the pain you are carrying personally. God is big enough to care about the little things. Nothing is too big for our Lord. And nothing is too small either." Leave a comment for Jennifer: https://incourage.me/?p=237793 -- This Easter, prepare your heart and home with Simply Jesus: the Hope of Easter – a new keepsake magazine from DaySpring. Simply Jesus contains scripture, devotions, and articles all to help you prepare for Easter. Pick up a copy today on DaySpring.com or wherever you buy magazines. The (in)courage podcast is brought to you by DaySpring. For over 50 years, DaySpring has created quality cards, books, and gifts that help you live your faith. Find out more at DaySpring.com. Connect with (in)courage: FacebookInstagramWebsite Leave a podcast review on Apple!

Duration:00:06:17

Rachel Marie Kang: Truth for Your Heart When It Feels Like Your Life Is Falling Apart

2/26/2024
"When you fall apart, you are falling into grace. Even while life is crumbling in ways that we cannot comprehend or control, His love for us still proves to be all that we need. Even while life is crumbling in ways that we cannot comprehend or control, His love for us still proves to be all that we need." Leave a comment for Rachel: https://incourage.me/?p=237620 -- This Easter, prepare your heart and home with Simply Jesus: the Hope of Easter – a new keepsake magazine from DaySpring. Simply Jesus contains scripture, devotions, and articles all to help you prepare for Easter. Pick up a copy today on DaySpring.com or wherever you buy magazines. The (in)courage podcast is brought to you by DaySpring. For over 50 years, DaySpring has created quality cards, books, and gifts that help you live your faith. Find out more at DaySpring.com. Connect with (in)courage: FacebookInstagramWebsite Leave a podcast review on Apple!

Duration:00:06:07

Bonus Episode: Resting in Jesus, with April Rodgers

2/24/2024
Resting in Jesus: A 30-Day Walk with Mary and Martha is a devotional guide by April Rodgers on the art of letting go of daily chaos to find perfect peace in Christ. When our phones are pinging, children are crying, emails are pouring in, and the refrigerator is empty, finding time to rest in Jesus can seem like a near-impossible task. If we aren’t being productive, we feel like missing out and falling behind. But Christ invites us to sit at His feet, especially during our daily chaos. The example of Mary and Martha offers us a picture of how God understands not only what we’re going through, but where our priorities really need to be. Resting in Christ is not a luxury, it’s a necessity… and it informs everything else that we do. This devotional will guide readers on the journey to discovering the art of being still before God — and releasing their cares to the One who cares for them. Listen in as (in)courage Community and Editorial Manager Becky Keife talks with author April Rodgers! This conversation will be a blessing to you. Order your copy of Resting in Jesus today . . . and leave a comment on the featured excerpt for a chance to WIN a copy: https://incourage.me/?p=237314 -- The (in)courage podcast is brought to you by DaySpring. For over 50 years, DaySpring has created quality cards, books, and gifts that help you live your faith. Find out more at DaySpring.com. Connect with (in)courage: FacebookInstagramWebsite Leave a podcast review on Apple!

Duration:00:23:50

Barb Roose: Simple Surrender Prayers for When You Need to Get Out of Your Own Way

2/23/2024
"When we surrender, God will give us the gift of His peace. Is there a problem or person that you need to surrender to God? It’s hard to admit that you are powerless, but it’s even harder to live with the fear and frustration of what you can’t control. If you need to take the first step, you can start with another simple Surrender Prayer: God, I can’t. But You can. So, I will let You." Leave a comment for Barb: https://incourage.me/?p=237707 -- You don’t have to keep trying to muster up more grit, willpower, or wisdom on your own. You can tap into the source of true, unfailing strength. In our new book, 100 Days of Strength in Any Struggle, you’ll discover where strength really comes from, and that You are stronger than you think because God is closer than you know. Order your copy today at incourage.me/podcast! The (in)courage podcast is brought to you by DaySpring. For over 50 years, DaySpring has created quality cards, books, and gifts that help you live your faith. Find out more at DaySpring.com. Connect with (in)courage: FacebookInstagramWebsite Leave a podcast review on Apple!

Duration:00:07:17

Anjuli Paschall: Life Doesn't Have to Be a Battle

2/22/2024
"Life doesn’t have to be a battle. We don’t have to fight to get ahead or fear falling behind. Instead, we can surrender. We can let go of life on our terms. As fear rises, we can refuse to put on our boxing gloves and instead lean on Jesus. I usually deal with my fear by using my own strength. When I sense my soul tensing up for a fight, I’ve learned to listen to the invitation to relax. I can enter my fear with Jesus. Like a litany, I live these words: soul, be still." Leave a comment on this excerpt by Anjuli Paschall: https://incourage.me/?p=237102 -- You don’t have to keep trying to muster up more grit, willpower, or wisdom on your own. You can tap into the source of true, unfailing strength. In our new book, 100 Days of Strength in Any Struggle, you’ll discover where strength really comes from, and that You are stronger than you think because God is closer than you know. Order your copy today at incourage.me/podcast! The (in)courage podcast is brought to you by DaySpring. For over 50 years, DaySpring has created quality cards, books, and gifts that help you live your faith. Find out more at DaySpring.com. Connect with (in)courage: FacebookInstagramWebsite Leave a podcast review on Apple!

Duration:00:05:15

Kathi Lipp: He Believed Her

2/21/2024
"We don’t have to deal with our pain and worries by ourselves. When you go to God with your struggles and pain, He doesn’t think you’re exaggerating or being a drama queen, or just too emotional or hormonal. There are people in authority — doctors, parents, church leaders — who will sometimes fail. They will not believe you. They will not care for you in the way they should. This is never, ever God. He cares about your struggles. He cares about your pain. He cares about you. And He believes you." Join this important conversation: https://incourage.me/?p=237434 -- You don’t have to keep trying to muster up more grit, willpower, or wisdom on your own. You can tap into the source of true, unfailing strength. In our new book, 100 Days of Strength in Any Struggle, you’ll discover where strength really comes from, and that You are stronger than you think because God is closer than you know. Order your copy today at incourage.me/podcast! The (in)courage podcast is brought to you by DaySpring. For over 50 years, DaySpring has created quality cards, books, and gifts that help you live your faith. Find out more at DaySpring.com. Connect with (in)courage: FacebookInstagramWebsite Leave a podcast review on Apple!

Duration:00:06:37

Welcoming Jesus into Your Heart and Home

2/20/2024
"Is Jesus knocking at the door of your heart? In Revelation 3:20 (NLT), Jesus said, 'Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear My voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.' Jesus gives each one of us the same invitation. He stands at the door of our hearts and knocks, but it’s up to us whether or not we open the door and welcome Him into our lives." Leave a comment and be entered to WIN a copy of the new book by April Rodgers, Resting in Jesus: a 30-Day Walk with Mary and Martha: https://incourage.me/?p=237314 -- You don’t have to keep trying to muster up more grit, willpower, or wisdom on your own. You can tap into the source of true, unfailing strength. In our new book, 100 Days of Strength in Any Struggle, you’ll discover where strength really comes from, and that You are stronger than you think because God is closer than you know. Order your copy today at incourage.me/podcast! The (in)courage podcast is brought to you by DaySpring. For over 50 years, DaySpring has created quality cards, books, and gifts that help you live your faith. Find out more at DaySpring.com. Connect with (in)courage: FacebookInstagramWebsite Leave a podcast review on Apple!

Duration:00:07:39

Kaitlyn Bouchillon: God Will Not Walk Away

2/19/2024
"No matter how broken or weary, worn down or disappointed or sad you feel . . . Whether you recently crushed a goal or you feel like something is crushing you . . . You are completely, absolutely, outrageously, fully loved. Just as you are, today, right now." Leave a comment for Kaitlyn: https://incourage.me/?p=237543 -- You don’t have to keep trying to muster up more grit, willpower, or wisdom on your own. You can tap into the source of true, unfailing strength. In our new book, 100 Days of Strength in Any Struggle, you’ll discover where strength really comes from, and that You are stronger than you think because God is closer than you know. Order your copy today at incourage.me/podcast! The (in)courage podcast is brought to you by DaySpring. For over 50 years, DaySpring has created quality cards, books, and gifts that help you live your faith. Find out more at DaySpring.com. Connect with (in)courage: FacebookInstagramWebsite Leave a podcast review on Apple!

Duration:00:07:29

Bonus Episode: Jesus is All We Need, with Jason Sautel

2/17/2024
We wear ourselves out looking for safety in all the wrong places — work, family, politics, achievement, money, relationships, and more. But when our hopes go up in flames, we discover how much we need a true Rescuer. In his new devotional Jesus is All We Need: Devotions to Experience the Rescuing Love of God, decorated former firefighter Jason Sautel invites readers on a journey to discover a life-saving love that will never turn to ashes. Through Jason’s personal story, select Scriptures, key points, and prayers, readers can learn to find refuge in the one place they’ll truly be safe – the strong, rescuing arms of God. You're going to love listening to Becky's conversation with Jason. His story is powerful and the hope you’ll glean is palpable. Order your copy today . . . and leave a comment on Jason's devotion from earlier this week for a chance to WIN a copy: https://incourage.me/?p=237253 Connect with (in)courage: FacebookInstagramWebsite Leave a podcast review on Apple!

Duration:00:25:02

Becky Keife: Why You Might Need an Identity Refresher

2/16/2024
"What we believe about ourselves directly impacts what we believe about God. We have to ask God to reveal to us false beliefs about ourselves that have, often unconsciously, taken root in our hearts. And then ask Him to help us exchange those false beliefs for His truth. If you’ve accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior then you are a coheir with Christ, an adopted daughter of the Most High King! Don’t just read those words. Let them really sink in. You have access to all that Jesus is and all that He has. And above all, you are so, so loved." Leave a comment for Becky: https://incourage.me/?p=237575 -- Did you know that the season of Lent begins this week? Lent is the 40 days before Easter, a season for preparing our hearts to celebrate Christ’s resurrection. We have the perfect book to guide you – Journey to the Cross, by (in)courage writer Mary Carver. To learn more and get a free sample, visit incourage.me/podcast. The (in)courage podcast is brought to you by DaySpring. For over 50 years, DaySpring has created quality cards, books, and gifts that help you live your faith. Find out more at DaySpring.com. Connect with (in)courage: FacebookInstagramWebsite Leave a podcast review on Apple!

Duration:00:07:13

Lucretia Berry: Embracing Endings for New Beginnings

2/15/2024
"Endings are not failures; they are opportunities for growth. As you navigate the endings in your life, remember that God is with you, guiding you through the transitions. Release the fear of letting go and step into the hope of a new season. Endings are not conclusions; they are the prologue to the beautiful story God is unfolding in your life." Leave Lucretia a comment: https://incourage.me/?p=237445 -- Did you know that the season of Lent begins this week? Lent is the 40 days before Easter, a season for preparing our hearts to celebrate Christ’s resurrection. We have the perfect book to guide you – Journey to the Cross, by (in)courage writer Mary Carver. To learn more and get a free sample, visit incourage.me/podcast. The (in)courage podcast is brought to you by DaySpring. For over 50 years, DaySpring has created quality cards, books, and gifts that help you live your faith. Find out more at DaySpring.com. Connect with (in)courage: FacebookInstagramWebsite Leave a podcast review on Apple!

Duration:00:07:21

Jen Schmidt: When the Stranger Danger Bunch Shows Up

2/14/2024
"I still shake my head in amazement over the life-giving stories taking place behind the scenes. It's proof positive that the Lord has given us everything we need to walk a road of welcome in our everyday lives. It isn’t about popularity or personality. None of these women knew me. It was a total faith walk and while tempted, I couldn't allow apathy or doubt to get in the way. We often overthink living on a mission. It’s about starting exactly with how God made you, right where He’s put you, right now because we can be the difference even with something as crazy as a crochet hook. No excuses. He's up to something on this gravel road of mine and I'm hanging on for the ride." Leave a comment for Jen: https://incourage.me/?p=237508 -- Did you know that the season of Lent begins this week? Lent is the 40 days before Easter, a season for preparing our hearts to celebrate Christ’s resurrection. We have the perfect book to guide you – Journey to the Cross, by (in)courage writer Mary Carver. To learn more and get a free sample, visit incourage.me/podcast. The (in)courage podcast is brought to you by DaySpring. For over 50 years, DaySpring has created quality cards, books, and gifts that help you live your faith. Find out more at DaySpring.com. Connect with (in)courage: FacebookInstagramWebsite Leave a podcast review on Apple!

Duration:00:07:25

Jesus Is Our Rescuer

2/13/2024
"We need Jesus. He’s the only One who will never let us down. I’ve seen Jesus battle fires in my life and the lives of others. I’ve seen Him rescue people that no one else could have rescued. God’s rescue plan is right there in today’s verse! Our world is on fire. Our lives are on fire. And Jesus is the One on the nozzle, ready to smash down the flames. He’s the only One who can do it." Leave a comment for author Jason Sautel, and be entered to win a copy of his new devotional, Jesus is All We Need: https://incourage.me/?p=237253 -- Did you know that the season of Lent begins this week? Lent is the 40 days before Easter, a season for preparing our hearts to celebrate Christ’s resurrection. We have the perfect book to guide you – Journey to the Cross, by (in)courage writer Mary Carver. To learn more and get a free sample, visit incourage.me/podcast. The (in)courage podcast is brought to you by DaySpring. For over 50 years, DaySpring has created quality cards, books, and gifts that help you live your faith. Find out more at DaySpring.com. Connect with (in)courage: FacebookInstagramWebsite Leave a podcast review on Apple!

Duration:00:04:55

Holley Gerth: When Life Brings Change, Here’s What You Can Trust Is Still True

2/12/2024
"My story isn’t over yet, and I choose to trust the Author even when I don’t know what’s coming. I recently met two friends for coffee, and all three of us talked about unexpected shifts in our lives. Some personal. Some professional. All stretching us in uncomfortable ways. I said, “One of the only certainties in life is change.” When I remember this, it helps me resist change less, and instead expand to make space for it. The changes I’ve loved most and the ones I’ve hated have both led to growth. This doesn’t make me like change, but it does give me hope." Leave a comment for Holley: https://incourage.me/?p=237309 -- Did you know that the season of Lent begins this week? Lent is the 40 days before Easter, a season for preparing our hearts to celebrate Christ’s resurrection. We have the perfect book to guide you – Journey to the Cross, by (in)courage writer Mary Carver. To learn more and get a free sample, visit incourage.me/podcast. The (in)courage podcast is brought to you by DaySpring. For over 50 years, DaySpring has created quality cards, books, and gifts that help you live your faith. Find out more at DaySpring.com. Connect with (in)courage: FacebookInstagramWebsite Leave a podcast review on Apple!

Duration:00:05:34

Anna E. Rendell: The Thing You Need to Know About Weight Loss

2/9/2024
"Your weight is not your worth. God doesn't love you more if you're thin. God doesn't love you less if you're in a bigger body. Your pants size does not matter to God, and it doesn't matter if that size goes up or down or stays the same. God just loves you - wholly, as you are. The end." Leave a comment for Anna: https://incourage.me/?p=237472 -- What if you could actually see God clearer and know Him deeper in the middle of your struggles? In our new book, 100 Days of Strength in Any Struggle, you’ll discover where strength really comes from—Jesus, who holds everything together. Learn to find Him right in the middle of it, ready to strengthen you and give you rest. Order your copy today at incourage.me/podcast! The (in)courage podcast is brought to you by DaySpring. For over 50 years, DaySpring has created quality cards, books, and gifts that help you live your faith. Find out more at DaySpring.com. Connect with (in)courage: FacebookInstagramWebsite Leave a podcast review on Apple!

Duration:00:08:09

This Valentine’s Day, Let’s Hold Our Heads High

2/8/2024
"His love is better — always has been and always will be. God’s love heals our broken places and satisfies our souls in ways that human love never could. Being acquainted with such a love can carry us through every season — single or not — with a certain joy and sure safety that is impossible to find anywhere else. This Valentine’s Day, let’s hold our heads high and tend to the tender walls of our hearts with the truth of God’s everlasting love." Leave a comment for our guest author, Crista Moriah Simonowich: https://incourage.me/?p=237110 -- What if you could actually see God clearer and know Him deeper in the middle of your struggles? In our new book, 100 Days of Strength in Any Struggle, you’ll discover where strength really comes from—Jesus, who holds everything together. Learn to find Him right in the middle of it, ready to strengthen you and give you rest. Order your copy today at incourage.me/podcast! The (in)courage podcast is brought to you by DaySpring. For over 50 years, DaySpring has created quality cards, books, and gifts that help you live your faith. Find out more at DaySpring.com. Connect with (in)courage: FacebookInstagramWebsite Leave a podcast review on Apple!

Duration:00:06:40

Tasha Jun: You Have Nothing to Prove

2/7/2024
"You do not have to be useful; only loved. Everything about Jesus tells us that our worth isn't dependent on what we do or don't do, how much we help or fail to, what we achieve or not." Leave a comment for Tasha: https://incourage.me/?p=237460 -- What if you could actually see God clearer and know Him deeper in the middle of your struggles? In our new book, 100 Days of Strength in Any Struggle, you’ll discover where strength really comes from—Jesus, who holds everything together. Learn to find Him right in the middle of it, ready to strengthen you and give you rest. Order your copy today at incourage.me/podcast! The (in)courage podcast is brought to you by DaySpring. For over 50 years, DaySpring has created quality cards, books, and gifts that help you live your faith. Find out more at DaySpring.com. Connect with (in)courage: FacebookInstagramWebsite Leave a podcast review on Apple!

Duration:00:06:06