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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. Amen! I would like to thank all of the (in)courage writers for drawing us closer to Jesus each day. Your honesty and courage to write about life as it really happens and to encourage us to turn to the Lord is truly a blessing. We look forward to what God has in store for all of us this coming year.

  2. Thank you for this call to faithfulness today! As Christ followers, we live remembering and we live expectant – true hope for a world tossed by the wind. May we be women of prayer, ready to pull others to Our Anchor. I’m here for it!

  3. Thank you, Becky & the (in)courage staff for reflecting Jesus to us in such practical, challenging & uplifting ways. May our roots grow deep & fat only in rich soil of our Lord! Blessings,(((0)))

  4. So thankful to have found Incourage. Daily devotionals have truly been a lifeline and an encouragement of hope.

  5. I so needed this inspirational message this morning. I am retiring from my position after 27 years, just placed our house on the market after 36 years and many memories. The rains came 3 days ago and wouldn’t you know that as soon as we decided to put our house on the market there is standing water in our backyard. God is in control and has a glorious plan for me and my husband. I need to trust in Him.

    • We bought our house with a red wall in the family room. No one else loved that red wall so the house was on sale for six months with no offers in a hot market. We loved that red wall. The house was waiting for us in God’s timing.

      It had everything we needed and wanted including an extra-large bedroom for my rapidly aging Mom who was moving with us. It was my dream house with a front porch and family room right off the kitchen and a formal dining room and a guest room with its own bathroom. I never thought I would live in such a perfect home.

      Our buying our house, allowed the folks we bought it from to buy their house, which allowed a missionary to move to another state, and allowed the missionary to buy a home that moved another family along in God’s timing. We were all praying people and celebrated as we saw what God had done.

      We know that God was lining us up for this house for years in advance. He knew where He wanted all these folks to move and at what time. I tell you this because He knows who needs to buy your house and when. He is lining them up and they may not mind a little standing water or they may not show up until the water is gone.

      I am facing retirement in six years and have been in my job position for 23 years. I have been praying for God to lead me to His next assignment. I am excited to see what is next but I know change can be scary. I am out here holding your hand long distance and so glad I can tell you what God did in our lives so you can watch for it in yours. 🙂 LOVE YOU!

  6. You all at (In)courage have blessed me with your devotions, studies, books and encouraging words. Your words have touched me during times I needed and helped me through some difficult times. Thank you all for your gift and willing to share it and bring love, hope, comfort and joy to us all. Blessings to each of you and prayers for your need too. Hugs

    • Lord, please guide Linda and Amy today with your love, your provision, and tangible reminders of your presence. Bless them, keep them, make your face shine upon them and be gracious to them. Give them your peace, Jesus. Amen.

  7. I really love today’s message! I love the message every day… but today really spoke to where I am in my faith journey. I’m revisiting a path, I guess you could call it, that God sent me down, several years ago and I fell away from last year. The message He gave me was: put down roots, build community, we’re not meant to do life alone. It’s interesting to hear you talk about “roots” here, in the sense of getting rooted in faith and in the Word. I have spent more time in the Word in the last seven months than at any other time in my life! Still, I feel I’m both flourishing and floundering. I see God’s provision in one area of my life, and I’m so thankful! I’m walking forward in faith waiting for the rest of the promise to be fulfilled, hoping I don’t mess up God’s plan along the way (again).

    • Angela, God delights in you! He is surely at work in your life and you can trust Him. Keep tuning your ear to His voice, reading His Word, and He will keep you on His path. You are His!

  8. Becky, your post was such an encouragement this morning. Thank you for continuing this ministry- you and all the incourage staff and contributors. Thank you for encouraging us to continue and not give up, whatever that needs to look like in each of our lives.

  9. Thank you. I feel like I am consistently floundering. I think I know where I am headed and then something seems to get in the way. I am trying to deepen my faith and all of you – staff and members of this community- have been such a help and inspiration. I cannot begin my day without reading what has been written. And it amazes me that it is so relevant- I ask myself “how did you know that’s what I needed?” And once again, this is what I needed. AMEN!!

  10. Thank you Becky for your steadfast faithfulness to this community. I’m turning 53 in March and in some ways I feel like im just getting started! Perhaps those roots take time to grow in strength to prepare us for what’s coming as life moves forward. Thank you for this encouragement 🙂
    Kellie

  11. I am grateful for the day I discovered this website. Each article I read and each book and study I’ve ordered has been a blessing in my walk of faith.

  12. Thank you Becky and all of the (in)Courage staff. This is my favorite of my morning readings. It is always encouraging to me. Praying for all of you and your families.

  13. Dear Becky,

    Thank you for all you, and the other ladies, do for us! Often I will pass one if your posts on to a friend, who’s struggling with something. You provide words of guidance and encouragement, when I struggle to find them. Thank you!

  14. Thank you so much for all you do. I feel like Jesus is speaking directly to me from so many of your articles. I look forward to starting my day with the (in) courage articles. 🙂

  15. Oh my goodness!! When I saw that verse I had to stop and say a thank you prayer right then! I have claimed this verse for myself and my family this year! I am seeking God as never before with all I am and looking for my streams in the desert and roads in the wilderness this year! I keep seeing this verse pop up so I know it’s God’s way of reminding me of all He plans to do this year. Thank you for all you do (have done) for incourage! I read the devotions every day. I LOVE the Take Heart devotional and journal. I have a few of the Bible studies and am waiting on my copy of Wisdom. It just makes me so excited when this verse comes up as another reminder of God’s faithfulness to see me through the desert I’ve been traveling in and to keep looking with expectation for the rivers before me!!

  16. Thank you Becky and yo everyone who writes for (in) courage, reads (in) encourage and comments. My life has been blessed by so many of you, as I walk God’s path.
    I love the diversity of ethnicities as well as ages of the women who gather here.
    We look forward to this special place in the coming year.
    Thank you for encouraging us to do deepen our roots in this journey of the life of faith.

  17. Hi Becky,
    Very encouraging article! Love the Colossians scripture.
    The writers at (in)courage are so vulnerable regarding their lives and situations; they always bring everything back to Jesus which is why they resonate with so many readers.

    When someone is still struggling with an issue I pray for them as well. Whether it’s physical, emotional, or mental, we can all use an extra prayer, even from a stranger, to help us through our situation.

    Looking forward to further insights and reminders of living the Christian life in the year ahead.

    Wishing you all numerous blessings this year.

    Shalom, Sandy

  18. Becky,

    Been here since the beginning with Stephanie Bryant & Lisa Jo Baker. Followed some of the writers. Witnessed many changes over the years. One can tell God has certainly been with this project from the get go. Thank you for praying for us. Everyone needs prayer. Asking God to bless everyone including In Courage & the workers. You all do a tremendous job. Can’t wait to see what God has in store for us this year.

    Blessings 🙂

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