About the Author

Barb Roose is a speaker and author who is passionate about teaching women to live beautifully strong and courageous so that they experience God’s great adventure of faith and purpose for their lives. She’s the proud empty-nest mom of three and whenever possible, Barb prefers to eat dessert first.

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  1. Psalms has also been a go-to book for me and I’d love to study them deeper with a copy of your book! (Loved your Monopoly story, so tender. Amazing how God redeemed that for you!)

  2. I love your Monopoly money story. I wish they had cut you some slack and asked you more about it. What a difference that could have made!
    I’m excited for the study and the book!

  3. Guilt is Satan’s tool to distract us from knowing Jesus fully. Great to have a tool to combat his foolishness! Blessings!

  4. I love everything about this study and would love to share it with 4 women I meet with for Bible study at the nursing home.

  5. Guilt is Satan’s tool to distract us from knowing Jesus fully. Great to have a tool to combat his foolishness! What a shame the treasurer & other adults didn’t see the sacrificial giving in your Monopoly money, BUT GOD did!!! Blessings!

    • Hello, Guilt, my constant companion!
      Without anyone even helping me, I carried my perfectionistic tendencies into my walk with the Lord. I would love to find freedom from this once & for all.

  6. I love listening every morning, what powerful and meaningful messages. I believe we all do feel guilty. I get busy with life sometimes and instead of putting God first and having time reading the Bible, praying and listening to encouraging words, I will clean the house or do yard work. I have intentionally been putting God first every morning. I love doing Bible studies and it makes each day more positive and refocuses what’s important. God Bless all of you at (in) courage. You are a Blessing to so many of us.

    • Sweet story Barb, and I hate the adults chastised you for it…I would have taken it as such a sweet thing for a child to do. Reminded me of the poor widow who gave all she had to give.
      (Mark 12:41-44)
      I know without a doubt, God knew your monopoly money was given with a pure and happy heart. You gave all you had to give, and that is always enough for God! And I love the Psalms. I have read through all of them so many times, but always find something new that touches my heart. And if my name were to be drawn for the 5 free copies, please let the sweet lady named Sherrill, who commented above, about sharing them with her nursing home friends. That would be a blessing for her and for me! Blessings always, beautiful Barb!

  7. Guilt is something that I’ve struggled with a lot growing up. It’s a constant battle, and something I that I’ve gotten better with letting go of, but it’s still a work in progress!

  8. Thank you for sharing thus encouraging devotional reading to draw us closer to the Lord & know Him better! The book & study sound excellent!
    Love & prayers for all God’s blessings!

  9. Thank you for the beautiful devotion. I would love to win a copy of your book in order to draw closer to God.

  10. I’m very excited about this book – I read the Psalms everyday as part of the Liturgy of the Hours and I’m usually sad afterwards – not uplifted like lots of other people. All I read is war, suffering, and sadness. Looking forward to finding joy, peace and love.

    • Hi Mary, thank you for sharing your comment. Finding Jesus in the Psalms is centered around our eternal hope and peace in Jesus. I pray that it uplifts and encourages your heart this Lenten season.

    • We’re thrilled that you stopped by the (in)courage page today, Irene. I pray that God uses the Finding Jesus in the Psalms book to bless and encourage you on every page!

  11. Wow, what a beautiful post today. I feel guilt all the time and would love to win a copy of the book to get past the guilt Blessings to you.

  12. Oh Guilt! I have fallen asleep saying my prayers but I now think it is ok. It tells me I am safe and comforted in God’s arms. What better way to drift off – thinking about God!

  13. Thank you for the reminder that Lent is more a time of preparation than anything else. I plan to let my Bible study group about this book, and would love having a copy to read and share.

  14. Just reading this post felt like a step of relief. I’m definitely going to need to remember this study.

  15. Would love to join everyone but seems this book ships to CANADA after Feb 27 th ..a little late.
    Great story.. I can see my grandson doing the Monopoly money too..

  16. I so love your incourage.me. I know I will be blessed if I receive your free book “Jesus in the psalms”. Thank you Barb Roose!

  17. I appreciate this perspective on guilt. It provokes you to draw closer to God and stretch your faith.

  18. Thank you for that aspect on Lent. I do feel that same way sometimes. The Psalms are a constant great reminder of how King David wasn’t perfect and neither are we, yet he still sought after God with his whole heart. ❤️

  19. Thank you for these words of encouragement especially during the difficult emotional time right now for me. Sorting out priorities spiritually professionally.

  20. Thank you for sharing your story… the Psalms showcase our daily joys and struggles.. I find comfort and hope in the timeless words.

  21. Barb,

    Most churches today don’t talk much about lent. There is no emphasis on giving up stuff to get closer to God. Personally I love the Psalms. It is amazing how David can pour out his heart to God. You can really get a sense of his heart for God.

    Blessings 🙂

  22. Thank you Barb for another great book I cannot wait to receive! I just ordered mine today- But in the season I am currently in- I am hoping it will give me some Hope that with what I am going through….A: I’m not alone B: He already knows the outcome C: That I can find peace in knowing the first two and make the best of the outcomes.

  23. If we as adults, gave our love and talents with the heart of our eight year old selves, we could change the world.
    I’m doing your “worry/Joshua” study and it is helping all the women in this study with me.
    Prayers for your success in achieving your writing goals this week even though your plan was changed by God to redirect your plans. There is a reason he redirected your path, enjoy the journey. “Don’t hurry=less worry!” (Quote of YOU)