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At (in)courage, we empower women to be like Jesus. Our writers share what’s going on in their life and how God’s right in the middle of it. They bring their joys & struggles so that you can feel less alone and be empowered by the hope Jesus gives.

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  1. Welcome! Can’t wait to hear more from each of you. We will be challenged & encouraged by each of I’m sure! Blessings!

  2. Welcome beloved sisters. Embracing you with the greatest virtual hug ever. Can’t wait to read what you share from your hearts throne room. Thank you in advance for being a part of this great Kingdom work.

  3. Welcome! We are blessed to be the receivers of the wisdom and inspiration of your hearts!

  4. Welcome ladies! Looking forward to hearing your stories and learning more about each of you!

  5. My heart is so full from reading your introductions. Your hearts shine through and I’m looking forward to reading your devotions and growing with you and with God. Congratulations on the honor and calling to be on this team. I’m praying for you and will pray for you and all the other writers each time I read your articles.

  6. My God richly bless you all in this new journey and know you have people from the other side praying for you. Me Dawn all the way from Enniskillen in Co. Fermanagh N.Ireland. I know in my heart you all will be really bless as you all share your heart for Jesus with us women. What Jesus is doing in your lives. I know I say this as well as us other women. We will be looking forward to hearing what Jesus has put in your hearts to write for incourage. So we can also learn from it. Apply it to our lives too. Then grow closer to Jesus. Welcome from the bottom of my heart all you to incourage. You know what you will all have many friends. Like us women. Even if you never get to meet us this side of earth. Plus the other contributors that all ready write on incourage. As I say welcome to the family of God. May go richly bless you and your families as you do this work for him and embark in this new adventure for God. Jeremiah 29:11-13 I know the thoughts that I think towards you. Say the Lord thoughts of peace and not of evil to give furure and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to me and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me when you search for me with all your heart. This is what God gave me for you knew Contributors to incourage. Can’t wait to hear what God has to say throw you all. Love big big hugs all the way from the other side of the world. Dawn Ferguson-Liitle xx

  7. Welcome Barb, Kayla & KJ!
    Barb, it appears you are & have been a single parent – kudos to you.
    Kayla, 4 kids in 5 years – wow & then you stated disabled daughter. Bless you.
    KJ, thank you for ‘welcoming me to my life’ ~ that was such a sweet invite.

    I’m anticipating reading all your contributions this week & getting to know you better. 🙂

  8. Welcome, ladies! I’ve been hanging out here for a long time and I’m not going anywhere! I look forward to your offerings.

  9. You all sound amazing and I am especially honored to know Barb from our church here in Toledo, Cedar Creek! Barb had always been an inspiration to me and is more so than ever blazing a trail! Congrats for following your heart and faith Barb!!

  10. In Courage,

    Welcome ladies. We are glad to have 3 more diverse people to hear from.

    Barb-you & I could be twins. I, too love tea. Call me a tea snob but I like Earl Grey, English Breakfast & other flavors. Most of the time you will find me drinking some tea & either watching TV or on computer. BTW I’m a hugger also. The tighter the squeeze the better. Welcome to this great team!!

    Kayla-wow four kids in five years & a disabled daughter just wow!! Love that you moved to your hometown. It seems like there is a trend towards moving to small hometowns. Thanks for joining this great team.

    KJ-The picture looks wonderful. Would love one day to see the Colorado Rockies. I live near Great Smoky Mountains in upper E. TN. You look like an adventure seeking person. Prayers for whatever it is you are dealing with health wise. Glad to have you with us.

    Blessings 🙂

    • Thank you for this kind welcome! I hope you make it out west someday 🙂 your mountains are gorgeous too though. I went to college on a mountain overlooking Chattanooga and all those mountains have a special place in my heart.

  11. KJ, your wisdom and writing have been a blessing to me for the last couple years and I’m thrilled you’ll be contributing here! Barb and Kayla, I look forward to getting to know you as well. Thanks in advance for opening your hearts to us here!

  12. Welcome ladies! I am SOOOOOO stinkin’ excited for you all, but especially for Kayla, whom I met via zoom last year during a writer’s course I took through Sacred Ordinary Days, and for KJ whom I have followed for a while on IG! Looking forward to all these ladies have to share!

  13. Welcome to the (in)courage family. All of you brought tears to my eyes through your words of love and compassion I felt coming from you. Looking forward to hearing more from you.
    God bless you all. Lucille

  14. Welcome ladies!

    I do have to say though that I’m most excited to see KJ on here! I found her writing a few years ago through an interview about depression that she did on TheWearyChristian.com.

    Looking forward to even more encouragement here on (in)courage!

  15. Welcome, This is a new venture for me,on Dayspring. I would suspect I’m older or “more seasoned” lol.You young ladies sound to be soo fascinating.Its sounds sweetly interesting to hear about life’s stories,devotions.Years ago we sang Brighten The Corner Where You Are&even in senior years I continue with that.Blessings as you continue to inspire others.Lorna

  16. Love incourage writers and these new ones, how wonderful for you to introduce them or I would not have been so blessed already! KJ especially since living with some things never dreamed God would call me too, her words today inspired me. Thank you.

  17. This is big and exciting news! A warm welcome to each of you ladies. Really looking forward to reading all of your articles.

    K.J. – I am half way through “This Too Shall Last.” Truly grateful to have come across it a few weeks ago. So insightful and helpful for my own journey.

    Blessings to all three of you!