I have a gift for throwing parties. It’s sort of a thing I do. Birthday parties. Baby showers. Anniversaries. You name it, I can plan a party for it. The food, the music, the decorations, the activities, the invitations — all of it.
My husband learned this about me just weeks after our wedding. A friend was having a baby, so I transformed our living room into a tea shop. Yep, that meant moving all the living room furniture onto the back porch to make room for the little bistro tables and chairs I’d rented. But it was oh-so-worth-it.
Today at (in)courage we’re throwing a party. We’re celebrating the release of the new CSB (in)courage Devotional Bible!
This kind of party may not have fancy lights strung up in the backyard or colorful confetti sprinkled around centerpieces, but it’s very much a gathering of hearts in one space.
The heart of (in)courage has always been to provide a place where women can gather to share their stories and declare His glory. We gather together daily to bear witness to the beauty of God’s grace in our everyday lives. We share our stories because we believe it’s a ministry — the ministry of being willing to “go first.”
To share what’s really going on.
To admit when we’re not fine.
To whisper what perhaps we’ve all been thinking and feeling.
As friends and sisters in the body of Christ, our prayer is to continue the gift of going first through the stories on the pages of this new CSB (in)courage Devotional Bible.
A devotional Bible can do something unique. I really, really love my study Bibles, and I love my chronological Bibles too. But a devotional Bible can take all that wonderful head knowledge and bring it home to the heart through real life stories of how Christ’s love has transformed lives.
That’s why we’re here. To celebrate the One who has changed us, inside and out. His name is Jesus.
Every story, every devotion is devoted to praising Him for the sacrifice He made on a cross for all of us. The 122 women who have penned over 300 stories come from every age and stage of life. There are stories from grandmothers to college-age women, all with different backgrounds and life experiences — shared as we come together in unity.
We’re celebrating what He has done — and what He continues to do — through His beautiful Word.
Today is a day to celebrate! God, may the women who pick up the @incourage Devotional Bible discover their story within Your story. #incouragebible Click To Tweet