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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. An encouraging word costs nothing & yet is so powerful in another’s life. Why don’t I do it more often??? The look of wonderment that a stranger would speak up & be kind is as the Mastercard ad says, Priceless. Here’s to more priceless moments given & received all to the glory of Him who loves us best! Bless you for sharing!

  2. Thank you for the reminder. Kinds words are so powerful. I try to acknowledge others but social distancing and masks have done more than keep me physically safe, it has made me interact less with people out in the world. It seems like now more than ever we need to reach out to encourage and say those kinds words.

  3. Great words. Thank you! This morning (before seeing your post) I read Proverbs 3:27-28 “Do not withhold good from those who deserve it…do not say…’come back later; I’ll give it tomorrow’ when you have it with you.”

    Though this Proverb wasn’t talking about acts of kindness, it struck me that kindness and encouraging others is something to offer today. I want to be the person who says the nice thing, offers the sweet hand of assistance, goes out of my way to do good for others– now, while that person is in front of me, not tomorrow which, who knows, may never come. Your story of how a simple acknowledgement from a stranger that you were a good mom totally made your day, will inspire me to try to be that encouraging person as I move through mine. Thank you for your post!

  4. Thank you for this reminder to encourage – we all need it! And what a difference it can make in our World.

  5. Thank you. This touched me to the core today. I was also able to turn around and encourage others as a result of it.

    • I love that, Jan! And the person you encouraged will likely now want to do the same for someone else. Ripple upon ripple the impact of our kindness widens.

      • Becky!
        So timely. Yesterday I was standing in the check out line of my grocery store when the older woman in front of me was unloading her cart. She by accident hit the edge of her cart unloading her soda and dropped the soda onto the floor. As she was reaching for it, her eyeglasses fell off her head. I felt a nudge from the Lord as she was discusted with herself. I said that I do this all the time, and most times I never know where to find my eyeglasses when they’re right on my head. I also told her not to open the fizzy can of soda too soon! We both had a great laugh as she walked out of the store. Indeed, the power of simple encouragement! We’re all fighting the good fight! Thanks Becky.

  6. I love this, Becky! Your example is so spot on! I raised 3 girls, instead of boys, but there were lots of 8 minute eternities in the early years. Thank you for sharing this insight in helping one another.

  7. This was wonderful. Im helping to raise my 2 small grandsons. Its really been hard when one week they are here with our routine and then there for a week with a whole different routine.

  8. E~everyday
    U~us, but
    A~all of us
    G~graciously need
    E~energized with kindness ♥️

  9. Becky,

    God has made me an encourager. It comes naturally to say kind words or do good deeds for others. At work I constantly thank CNAs, housekeeping & others for helping out. Sure it’s their job, but how nice to hear well done or thanks instead of constant griping-especially at hospitals. I know how it feels to have nice words spoken over you. What astounds me is when others say nice things about me. God had people I volunteer with tell me “I hear you’re a good cook.” It was said more than once. So I took those skills & made some food for them. Just now I sent my hubby an encouraging text at work (CT Tech at hospital-does Covid patients & others).

    To everyone here at In Courage-the writers, readers, etc. I appreciate your hard work & the effort you all put in to keep this blog going & evolving. Thank to other readers for commenting. Love reading your opinions. Love this family of women.

    Blessings 🙂

  10. “You shine doing that thing you were created to do” Thanks! Excited to read your book, The Simple Difference