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  1. (in)courage,
    I am so thankful that I am not, as you said, just a number. I feel like my words, thoughts and feelings are listened to and lifted up in prayer when needed. I love starting my quiet time in the morning by reading the (in)courage post! You are a lamp that lights my path and a balm of peace and encouragement. I am really looking forward to what you have in store for 2015. Thank you for all you do to build community within your readership! Happy New Year…can’t wait to get started 🙂
    Blessings,
    Bev

    • This is lovely Bev! Thank you! You are always such an encouragement to us! Thank you for your faithfulness to be in community with us. it is a joy to serve you!

      I pray that the God’s highest plan for you will be realized in 2015!!!

    • Trista, you are so sweet! You are the blessing. Thank you for sticking with us in this space!

      May the Lord lavish His grace and favor upon you in 2015!!!!

  2. I look at the cute picture of you all on the curved sofa and feel like I know you! I can honestly say that your posts and writing this past year have impacted my relationship with Jesus. I’m grateful for the honesty and transparency at (in)courage- as well as the amazing writing. Have a wonderfully blessed 2015!

    • Kimmy, that blesses my heart so! I wish that you were on that sofa as well. One day I hope to hear your story and all that the Lord has done in your life.

      I am overjoyed to know that God is using our words to speak life and hope into your walk with Him. It is our prayer that we would always be honest and transparent in this space. It a honor to serve you here.

      Thank you for your faithfulness.

      May Jesus be radiant in you and through you in 2015!

  3. From the bottom of my heart , thank-you to all of you…..You have helped me more than you know.
    (love the song too)

    May you all have a blessed 2015………….

    Penny

    • Penny, it is a great song! It just makes my heart happy!!!

      You are such a blessing sister! It is our privilege to serve you here. Thank you for being committed to this community.

      May God shine His face on you in 2015 and exceed your every expectation!!!

  4. InCourage has been such a blessing to me!! I truly have found community and love here, and it has strengthened my walk with God. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2015. God bless you all for your time and dedication to this ministry.

    • Kim, thank you so much! That means alot!

      It is our prayer to be a continued space of authentic community, love, friendship, truth and healing.

      Thank you for being here! You are treasured sister!

      May God overwhelm you with His love and mercy in 2015!!!!

  5. I’m so grateful to have found this community. I tell my friends, “These are my people, our people. You’ve got to check this sight out!” It’s amazing to find so much love, support, and inspiration all in one place. Such a treasure! I am excited to see what lies ahead in 2015!

    • Jenni, I LOVE that! We are your people and you are ours!!!!

      It is our heart to foster genuine love and community in this space. May God be praised!!!

      Thank you for your faithfulness. You are a gift!

      May the Lord birth some dreams in your heart and stir up a deep desire for Himself and His kingdom in 2015!!!!

  6. Your words have been inspiring. So glad to see the generation of young women growing strong in the lord. I was surprised though not seeing a wider age group in that very large group. In my walk with the Lord, God has placed several key older ( Titus) women, in my life that influenced me greatly, and still do. Thank you younger women for speaking into a sixty somethings life.

    • Thank you Linda for your words!

      I pray that you always find truth and encouragement here!

      May God reveal some beautiful mysteries to you in 2015 that will draw you closer to Him and bring encouragement to those around you!

  7. Dear In(Courage) women,

    Thank you for following God’s leading and being obedient to do His will and write for us. We (I) really need this encouragement. 2014 was a tough year dealing with dad’s ailing health, job issues with me and hubby and at the end losing 2 friends. Constant struggle with my emotions all over the map!

    You have sustained me through these tough trying times and helped me to encourage others and realize that people have worse problems than I do and I can pray for them.

    Thanks so much! Have a blessed New Year!

    • Thank you Beth!

      May God bring supernatural healing, provision, restoration and hope to your life in 2015! Believe Him for BIG things. He is a BIG God! He loves you and cares for you. May you sense His nearness to you in this season. Trust that He has good in store for you because He is your good, good Father!

  8. Thank you for all the encouragements throughout the year. You’ve taught me to be more obedient to God’s word & to follow Him & to always want to live like Jesus. Last year was a tough year, losing my dad & my husband’s mother. We had some low days, but you & God’s word sustained us. I pray you all have a blessed year!

    • Thank you Sandra!

      Praying for sustained healing and joy in 2015! May God stir up a deep desire for His Word and presence. May you seek nothing over Him. May you hear His still small voice and follow Him with reckless abandon! He is so worthy!

  9. I’ve been thinking of a word or “theme” to focus on for the new year and that word is renewal. I was so excited when I saw the verse for today!

    • Lori, I love it when God does that! He make all things new!

      I pray that in 2015, He breathes new life into some dry places in your life. May you begin to seek Him like never before. May you discover new found intimacy with the Lord. May you hear His voice in fresh ways.

      May He exceed your every expectation! Blessings to you!

  10. love it! Love y’all!! Can’t wait to see what God’s been working on behind the scenes for 2015! Thanks for the look down memory lane!!!

  11. I love this post! It is si (in)couraging to know we are all part of the (in)courage family. Thank you dear Sisters! I can’t wait to see all that 2015 brings. Many blessings to each of you!