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Becky is an author, speaker, Bible teacher, mom of three loud boys, and the Community and Editorial Manager for (in)courage. She loves writing about anxiety, motherhood, and the kindness of God. Long naps, shady trails, and a good book make her really happy.

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  1. I’m on the other end of the boy-mum story with my youngest getting his driver’s license, and so now you’ve set my heart to pondering that last question. I’m anticipating the next chapter while still savoring every turn of the page in this one. There were seasons of mothering in which I was certain that I was being prepared for combat in some remote jungle location. 🙂 Thank you for giving value and thought to the mothering story. The prevailing message is that I’ve spent 20+ years in a dead-end job, but we both know that’s a story based on lies.

    • Michele, you’ve spent 20 years investing, nurturing, and equipping the next generation! The end of this season is only the beginning for your son’s — nothing dead end about that! So glad we can cling to the One who writes our stories even if others are promoting a different narrative. Savoring each season with you. xx

  2. I love this post!!! I’m in a crazy busy season and I often wonder, breathless, how God will make the little details of each day thread together meaningfully. This post relates and speaks to my heart! Thank you for sharing.

  3. You have stirred and encouraged my heart with your story Becky … thank you for sharing. You write beautifully.
    Enjoy the SONshine, today and always, Jayne

  4. Becky! I totally agree. I have been reflecting on my own story of late. With the hindsight of 55 years I can see God’s hand, His grace, the amazing wonder of it all. It gives me strength and confidence, knowing He is in my tomorrow as well. Thank you!

  5. Becky,
    What a sweet story, thank-you for sharing it.
    Have a blessed day all,

  6. Thank you Becky for bringing back to me my story! I was a tom boy in the trees and running thru fields, always outside, catching snakes and watching bugs. I was independent, stubborn and brave! I see my story unfold as I allow children in my Christian Childcare center to dig in The mud ,climb trees, shout loud outside and explore the gifts of nature. Asking Father God to continue to use my story for His Eternal Kingdom and thanking Him for your precious words.

  7. When you are a mother of children who go off track, stop going to Church, tell you that “God is your belief not mine” and you don’t have those joyous stories it is very hard to see God’s plan and how He is using the things to make a better story. I came from a lot ofbrokenness and have hoped and prayed that my children would be on a better trajectory. yeah yeah, I know “its not over yet” and all that far distant hope we as Christians are to comfort ourselves with. I thank God He says there is Hope but I would like to have a bit more of the reality of hope activated and applied to my children’s lives now. It does say in the Bible too “Hope deferreth breakith the heart.” I hope and pray that I am healthy in mind, body, spirit to see the day the Lord restores their hearts to Him and blesses them with being born again and living lives that honor and love Jesus and allows them to live out their God given potential.

    • Dear One, God loves you and also those precious humans that you were allowed to care for and influence for a season. We can pray with you that your children will indeed seek the Lord, and that it will happen regardless if you are around to see the transformation. Many of us were not actually seeking the Lord, when He found us! For myself, in church through childhood —it was a Bible Study in my 50s where I learned that faith is about a relationship with Jesus, not “attending church” — that blessing is a gift we choose from seeking where we might serve the Savior and fellowship with other saints. Naturally we would love to see our children follow God’s plan to avoid making poor, sometimes disastrous, decisions. We have watched each of our 5 children come to spiritual maturity as they have grown older, and we know that we can trust Him to bring them to saving
      faith in His time. My husband, also in church all his life, chose not to participate in any church when he left home, due to disappointment with ministers (some major sin) and the harshness of the particular denomination. Fast forward: (he never stopped believing God, just kept his faith very private) retired from a sales career, thinking he would have more time for fishing, golf, etc. when he began – at age 70! – to wake up with gospel music lyrics in his head that he felt compelled to write —no music background, and has now written several prize-winning gospel songs with a co-writer! Our calling as a couple is to bless others with this inspirational music. I have told this lengthy story to simply let you know that with our God there is always hope! Love and blessings for you and your children!

    • mrs. CK, praying a fresh outpouring of hope over you today and for God’s saving grace to reach into the lives of your children. Thanks for sharing the hard of your journey.

      Angela, thank you for sharing your perspective and story of God’s faithfulness in your life! I so appreciate hearing from you today.

  8. Becky,

    God is weaving stories in us all the time. He knows what the future holds for us. We also need each other’s stories. They help us see that we aren’t alone in this world of toil & trouble. God weaves the threads in our stories to make a greater story than we can imagine. Often times I wondered why I stayed so close to my parents. God knew that one day they would need me to help them in their old age. My sisters were all married with children. Now that I’ve been through that phase I can help my hubby with his parents. God understands our lives & has stories to create. Each part of the story leads to another. I can’t wait to see what He has in store for us later in life.

    Blessings 🙂

    • Beth, thanks for sharing this sweet perspective. Nodding along in agreement and thankful for the ways you’ve seen God author the different pieces of your story.

  9. Becky,
    I needed your voice, message, today! Comparatively as a child of our God. Our lives are threads woven together in an amazing story, and I am smack, dab in the middle of a big mess! But, reading “Brave without boundaries” reminds me of who I really am. I am such a brave woman. My faith has gotten me through many struggles. So, Becky…. thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. My children are adults now. But, I saw your story from a different perspective.
    Many blessings,

    • Precious Terri, I’m so blessed to know God used this post to continue to encourage your heart in the middle of your messy story. Praying you experience His nearness today. Keep on keepin’ on, brave one!

  10. Becky, I enjoyed your write-up. I remember being a tomboy and actually miss those days of roughing it! God Bless you as you continue on in your journey of story recalling!

  11. There is so much wisdom in your words. I love “seeing” you and your friend Jack……..and now your boys exploring and becoming wonderful men one adventurous day at a time! SO glad I stopped by today. Your post has made me smile.

  12. Becky, thank you for writing this!

    The idea that my story is important and valuable, for both myself and others is relatively new for me. I rarely shared my opinion or perspective, thinking that others are more important and “right.” But my own story needs to be told…and even if I’m the only one I tell it to, that’s okay! Because even telling it to me, in the presence of my friend Jesus, is sometimes all I need.

    And other times, I just need someone else to tell it to 🙂