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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. (in)courage writers,
    SO thankful for you and for your daily encouragement! Thankful that God has given y’all (I’m from the south) the gift of words and encouragement…you use your gifts well to bless others and bring glory to God!
    With thanks,

    • Bev, thank YOU for your kind words and for being here so faithfully every day! We love hearing from you and walking beside you in this journey!

      ~ Mary & the (in)courage team

  2. There were day in my life that being Thankful was hard. It’s looking for the little thing that helped. The woman of incourage.me have been a blessing over the years. I reed every morning Thank You Each and Every One of You that have written and poured your hearts in to this website. You are a blessing and a gift.

    • Sherry, we’re so grateful to hear that the words God speaks through us has blessed you! You’re absolutely right – counting those gifts, little ones and big ones, makes life so much richer. Thank you for being a part of the (in)courage community!

      ~ Mary & the (in)courage team

  3. This is what our pastor focused on today too – the importance of being at-peace with each other; of not loving if or when we’re loved, but unconditionally and with no strings attached.

  4. Like Bev I am so very thankful for you each and every day. You have brought me closer to God, helped me with my walk with him, helped me feel loved by people and him and just basically made my life a better life to live. I love each and every one of you and think you and your readers are very special and God Kissed πŸ™‚

    Love, Patty

    • Thank you so much, Patty, for your kind words! We agree – our readers ARE very special, and we are so very grateful for each of you!

      ~ Mary & the (in)courage team

  5. This has been a very challenging week for me and my spiritual leaders are gearing us up, in seems, for more spiritual warfare- to take the call of Christ more seriously. I know that ultimately He does the difficult thing of dividing the wheat from the chaff but I don’t think I will easily find peace in the midst of a winnowing task. I much rather hear the message of Peace On Earth, no matter when or how it comes. Thank you for sharing that truth! When we focus on God’s love, and the healing we give to one another in His love, the hard parts are more tolerable.

  6. Wow! God is truly working to get my attention this month!!! More than I can count I’ve read/heard articles on being thankful in all things.

    I guess I could say I’m thankful for being able to help my aging father when he misses & messes up his meds.

    Thankful for job πŸ™‚
    Church πŸ™‚
    In(Courage) & the great words of encouragement you deliver πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    Nice weather and changing of colors here in TN πŸ™‚

    Oh, there are many, many more I could list@!

    God Bless y’all!!!

    • Hi Beth! I love the way God sometimes hits us over the head with a message or a theme, don’t you? πŸ™‚ We are thankful for YOU, the way you show up here so faithfully every day and share your heart and His love with us. Thank you!!

      ~ Mary & the (in)courage team