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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. Wow! You are amazing. I’m sure not only would I hear what God is telling, I am not sure I’d have the courage to listen.

    • Madeline, I’m praying for all of us to grow in our willingness and ability to listen for God’s voice and courage to follow His lead. It definitely takes practice, but God is so patient and kind to keep walking with us.

  2. As I look at my pocket planner each block bleeds with appointments, deadlines & routine of our life & commitments. How can it possibly be February!?! Yet your statement “It’s always the right time to love someone the way God is so good at loving you.” jumped off the page. That should be what bleeds off the page of my planner. Always offering kindness, compassion & love as He has given me even as I run what appears to be willy nilly thru those appointments. He is so good, He makes it possible that I am not too busy to share even when it seems like I am. Thanks for your words this am, Becky! Blessings! (((0)))

  3. Thank you for your words of wisdom.
    Thank you for sharing them.
    Thank God for you. Thank you that you listen to Him, and do His will.
    Thank you that you have courage.
    You are star!

  4. Beautiful! I struggled many times with, “is that my mind or God speaking to me?!” I think sometimes when we ‘feel’ something tugging at us we see it as the Holy Spirit guiding us. Besides whether God was telling us to do it or not when the something is tugging at us is a good thing, it doesn’t matter. We all need to feel loved, to give love, to share love.

  5. Becky, thank you for this encouragement, and for including the details of your conversation. I too am feeling the nudge to connect with my neighbors, one in particular. But as with you, we are not friends, just front yard acquaintances, so I’ve been uncomfortable about ringing her doorbell to initiate a visit. I know she’s had some health issues and I have been feeling like I need to check on her. You’ve encouraged me to push myself out of my comfort zone and reach out with the love of Jesus. Thank you!

    • Gail, I’m praying for you today as you follow that nudge and reach out to your neighbor. You risk feeling awkward, but the reward of being obedient to Christ and helping someone else feel cared for and seen is so very worth it! AND He goes with you!

  6. Becky, I rarely get up early before work but I did this morning. While grabbing breakfast before I finish getting ready, I read this blog. When I got to this part, “God loves you. He sees you. He is with you right now”, well… after reading those words… I’m crying right now. My mom is elderly, but she is dying (from frailty with dementia) and it’s been a rough couple of weeks. Thank you.♥️

    • Stephanie, you are so loved! Deeply grateful to know the reminder of God’s kindness and with-ness reached you today through my story. I’m so sorry for all you’re going through with your mom. Praying you feel the Lord’s presence comforting you and sustaining you each moment. He’s there.

  7. I appreciate your sharing that we’re to take action when prompted by the Holy Spirit. It’s not easy, but, obedience is so crucial
    to be a blessing to someone. Recently, I emailed my pastor to uplift and encourage him, as it’s been a difficult year for my church.
    His response made me feel blessed, as he needed that encouraging email.

    We’re living in a world where people are not connecting due to busy lives. Hence, it’s a great reminder to be attentive to the LORD,
    and share HIS Love with them.
    Thanks, Becky.

    • Shanta, what a gift to you and your pastor that you followed the Spirit’s leading and sent that email. I love that! Thanks for your words this morning.

  8. Such a sweet and uplifting example of the little things we can do, that may be great blessing to another! Where ever i go, in a parking lot or into a store, I smile! You would be surprised how many smile back, and smiles have lead to many sweet conversations! And I always come out smiling bigger than when I went in! Offering a smile may not seem like a very big or important ministry, but you never know when your smile might be a light to another’s heart!
    “We may never do any great thing, but we can do little things with great love.” Mother Teresa
    Blessings and smiles to everyone commenting and to you too, Becky! Smiling for Jesus!

  9. Becky ,
    My husband and I just moved 1000 miles from where we lived in Maine. I walk or ride my bike daily just to try to meet folks. We’ve been here for 9 months now and I’m not going to say it’s been easy. People are nice, say hello, but that’s as far as it goes. How I would have loved a visit from you! Thank you for your obedience. I teared up when your neighbor said how much she needed to hear from God through you. I always look forward to reading what you have to say. Thank you again!

  10. Too often we feel that people we don’t know really well can’t understand how God can speak through us to speak to their unrealized needs. Thank you for sharing what we should instinctively realize.

  11. That was such a heart warming story. Sometimes when I go on (what I call) a free my mind walk I get some of the greatest ideas and think of specific people too. Usually I end up calling them on the phone, but maybe I am supposed to be more personal and stop by. Thanks for sharing this amazing story!

  12. Becky,

    My pastor calls those nudges “ah ha” moments. When they come to you just do them. You will be blessed as will the recipient. On one occasion my pastor & his wife were getting ready to move her mom down here. Knowing they would be strapped for time & energy. I took it upon myself to make a big chicken pot pie & cranberry orange bread. My way of showing them God’s love.

    I work as ICU clerical in local hospital. Each day as I enter the rooms I try to make conversation with the family. Offering to help them or letting them know I pray for them. Another way I show God’s love to this world.

    Blessings 🙂