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Becky loves serving as (in)courage’s Community Manager. She is a speaker and author of No Better Mom for the Job. Becky is a huge fan of Voxer, Sunday naps, and championing women. She lives near Los Angeles and loves hiking shady trails with her husband and three spirited sons.

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  1. Stephanie,
    First a HUGE Thank You for starting and co-founding (in)courage!! I’ve been coming here for a LONG time and I love that it is a place where you can “put your feet up on the coffee table” and relax and just be yourself. I’ve journeyed with you through the miracle birth of your daughter and watched your dream for your farm life come to fruition. Founding anything is hard and then turning it over is even harder – like letting go of your baby. So glad you’ve continued to be a part of (in)courage and have developed that “inner writer” 🙂 I continue to come here each morning….it’s kind of like brushing my teeth….just something I have to do to get my day going. God bless you.

    Jennifer,
    What an inspiration you’ve been to me in my writing journey. The highlight of my participation in the She Speaks Conference last year was getting to meet you face to face and share in conversation with you. You are just as sweet and caring in person as you appear on the internet and through your writing. You ARE a master story teller and I’ve laughed and cried through your heartfelt stories. To me, you are “the little engine that could”…you give all of us “little writers” out here encouragement that you don’t have to have a huge platform in order to have God take your (His) message and run with it. It has been such a pleasure and honor to be on your launch team for “It’s All Under Control”!! Ladies reading this, this is not a paid advertisement: Jennifer’s book is AWESOME. If you struggle with trying to keep it all under control (humanly impossible to do) and feel like you’re failing if you don’t, then this book is a must read. God wants us to have the BEST life possible not the BUSIEST, and Jennifer’s book gives some concrete ways to make that happen as well as sharing some great stories to illustrate her precepts. I loved “Busy Boobs” – so glad the editors left that in lol. I’d love to sit down and have a cup of coffee with you in person. From one java junkie to another….you’re the BEST!

    Love and blessings to you both for ALL that you do in the Lord’s service,
    Blessings,
    Bev xo

    • I am literally crying, reading these words, Bev. I can’t begin to tell you how much this comment means to me. I treasure it. I adore you, dearest Bev. Thanks for always being here, always ready to encourage everyone — the writers and the commenters. You are a treasure.

    • Bev! Thank you for such kind words & following along with my journey. And always being so supportive! I love that we can start our day together.

  2. Jenifer,

    Congratulations on your book launch! This book will help many women, especially control freaks. We tend to want to do it all & fix everything. Thanks for obeying God & writing this much needed book. Women need to prioritize our lives & give ourselves Spiritual Whitespace. Making room for margin. We also need to learn to run to Him for help when things go crazy. You are living the life I dream of. Would love to live in a small rural town on a few acres with neighbors miles away. I guess I lived in big city to long. Thank you for a glimpse into your life. I love learning about the women behind In Courage.

    Stephanie,

    Thanks for obeying the leading of God almost 10 years ago & starting In Courage. This has been a blessing for me. I have made many friends & had the privilege of praying for many here. God has truly blessed you & your family. You are an inspiration to many women who have dreams-pray long & hard for them & watch God work. I pray God continues to bless you in every aspect of your life. Can’t wait to see what is next.

    Blessings 🙂

    • Thank you for being so faithful to pray & encourage us all! It means so much that God has used my story to help others with their long awaited promises. I hope yours, too!

  3. The highlight of my month getting to spend time talking with you two!!

    Jennifer – I love the way you allow God to use your own struggles and faith journey to learn more about Him and in turn provide meaningful resources that lead women into a similar freedom. If I ever make it out to Iowa I’d love to join you for a slow stroll around the lake!

    Stephanie – I have no doubt that God has been speaking to you about the Promised Land for a looong time for such a time as this! I love the way you hear from the Lord and help others to listen more closely too. Next time I’m in Arkansas we need to grab a Chai latte with almond milk together!

    Love you girls!!

  4. Jennifer, I look forward to reading your book! Your season of raising teenage girls sparked my attention. I was used to teenage boys who for me were easy as pie. My daughter has now turned 13 and it seems to be more challenging for me to keep that connection we have always had. I find I need to be more intentional with raising a teen daughter. Any suggestions?

    God’s Best,
    Nora

    • Here are some of my favorite ways to connect with my daughters:

      1 – Make individual date nights with them. We have to be super-intentional about this, because they are getting busier, but we are still making it work.
      2 – We still do nightly prayers individually with each of the girls. This is a great way to connect with them.
      3 – Text them fun messages. I think it’s great to meet kids where they are. Kids are on their phones, so while I leave them fun little handwritten notes, I love texting them little “I love you” messages or silly things to make them laugh, etc.
      4 – Find a way to serve Jesus with them. Our girls and I grew a whole new level of “close” when we served on short-term missions together in Haiti.
      5 – Value and nurture their gifts. We believe in helping our girls become the best versions of themselves by pointing out and finding ways to help them develop the God-given talents they have. We invest, for instance, in private music lessons. It’s so fun to see them grow!

      I hope those five things are helpful for you!