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Kaitlyn is a Virtual Assistant, book launch manager, and storyteller who writes about discovering God's goodness in the ordinary and faithfulness in the difficult. She loves good books, deep conversations, and iced vanilla lattes. Kaitlyn is the author of Even If Not: Living, Loving, and Learning in the in Between.

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  1. Kaitlyn,
    Thank you again, (in)courage, for giving us a safe place where we could share our stories and know that they would be received with loving and grace-filled hearts. Our ordinary stories did become an “act of worship”. Thank you for awakening in me a renewed determination to build bridges…to build community in whatever situations the Lord puts me in.
    Blessings,
    Bev

  2. Such beautiful thoughts, encouragement, love, strength, and community shared over last weekend! Thank you for sharing your thoughts ladies on your precious weekends together. Maybe next year this will be a motivator for me to jump in 🙂

    Happy Friday!

  3. Love your words and your heart, Kaitlyn! So good to see the picture of my gals right here! Thanks for including us. Thanks again to (in)courage for their commitment to community and their support in helping us build it right here in our own communities!

    • More than happy to include y’all… everyone is welcome here, for sure. I’m so glad you were a part of (in)RL! Your story matters, Holly friend. Really.

  4. One of my favorite lines is still “God showed up and showed off”! Love that, Kaitlyn! What a joy to be a part of a community of sisters that never stop welcoming others in. I have been blessed beyond words by this community and by the sweet women who have joined me in real life as we go deep with one another.

  5. Even though I participated by myself, the conference was all about community for me. It was all about connecting with other women. I’ve found new friends on Twitter, new blogs to follow and I feel better about reaching out in friendship to those in my daily life than I have in a long time. Thank you so much for In Real Life!

    • Love love that you still found community! Because I’m with ya, it’s there in between computers, too! I’m really glad you were a part of (in)RL, Marie, and I’m so glad it was an encouragement to keep building bridges and connecting.

  6. I absolutely LOVE this community of lovely ladies because we can be exactly who we are, no need for a mask! Each day I read the new posts and I don’t think it can get better, than the next post arrives and it always does. Pulling me closer to Him and allowing me to expose myself without fear of judgement because in real life God is the only Judge! Thank you for your words meeting me at the inbox this morning Kaitlyn! I pray you have a great weekend!

  7. Thank you encourage for giving up a safe place to share are story. And showing how God wants us to share Our stories with other I am glad that I met some wonderful sisters. Thank all pf you for your love, encouragement, thoughts and strengths . This has been a motivational for me to work on the rest of the this year. For me to work toward and praying about jumping in next year you are wonderful sisters. Tara

  8. I wanted to sign up, but I don’t facebook or twitter so when I tried to registered it wouldn’t accept Canada and I didn’t have passwords (I’m not a techi)…so I will live vicariously through your daily (in)courage
    posts.

    • Oh no, I’m so sorry to hear that Cathy! By all means please email us if that happens again and we can help walk you through! But I’m so glad you check in with the daily posts! The door is wide open and you are always welcome in.

  9. Such beauty in vulnerability and sharing among other sisters. This (in)RL community is blowing me away and I’m so excited to be a new part of it. I am looking forward to participating in a real life meet-up next time and maybe even host one myself. Who knows…;) Thank you for sharing pieces of many of these meet-ups. There is such release and freedom in sharing our stories and learning we are really not alone after all. xoxo, Meredith

    • We’re so glad you’re a part of it! And attending a meet up (or hosting!!!) would be so much fun and I hope you do that next year – in my opinion, it’s the best part. 🙂 You’re right, sharing our stories is powerful and brings freedom.