About the Author

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.

(in)side DaySpring: things we love
& you will too!
Find more at DaySpring.com
(in)side DaySpring:
things we love
& you will too!
Find more at
Recent Posts

Reader Interactions


  1. Oh, how I can identify with your devotion. I, also, came to know Him late (age 37) after a life of sin. The enemy WILL NOT keep me in the past because Jesus has brought me into Himself and is the victor.

  2. Hey Ms. Kate! So fun to find you here! With all I’m living through that’s unthinkable and with me needing to leave so much of it unspoken… this truth has been one of my comforts. That Jesus understands. And even if He is the ONLY one, at least I have 1 Friend who knows. Thank you for sharing this!

  3. Thank you kind and beautiful ladies for sharing and for posting what has been laid on your heart. Timely and uplifting. xx

  4. I am glad to be saved. I especially when I look back at the life I used to live and what I used to do. I glad Jesus is in my life. I look at my family and wish they could see Jesus in me and want what I have now. They think their lives are ok. They live I say in the ways of the world. God told me and showed me they will not change until they get saved. They just think of themselves and their families. As long as they are ok and their world is ok. That is all that matters. Where as now that I am saved I care for the people they say why Dawn do you care for that person. Why Dawn do you do that. I do it because Jesus did it in his day. I am Child of his. Jesus loves them and I am am to love them as well. Show them the love of Jesus. My family would say Dawn stop it. But I don’t listen to them. My sister said to one time Dawn why don’t you up grade your laptop and get updates one it out of date. I thought no. This were we are so different see you know my sister is not saved. I know God wouldn’t want me to. When the laptop I have is working fine it might be a little out of date. But I look at this way. There are people in our world today who don’t even have a laptop. Who are struggling to make end meet. Who don’t have a roof over their heads. God wouldn’t want me spending money on something I don’t need too when I have good laptop that works. Yes it might be old but it still works does all I want it to do. My sister if her laptop only few years old like has the money would say must get new one. So she would. I think the way God would have me. I rather put the extra when at Church to the ministry work in our Church to help people less well of then me in other parts of the world. When I don’t need a laptop. God knows that. Why waist God good money in buying something you don’t need. It God who gave me the money in the first place. So it goes to show how God has changed my thinking. If was not saved. I probably would have thought like my sister. But until the laptop brakes and is unfixable. I will be keeping it not spending my money on something I don’t need just up grade to a better on. That greed in my eyes. God I know would not want me to do that. God wants me to be thankful for what I have. When there are people in our world who don’t even have a laptop or heard of laptop. Plus don’t have roof over their heads etc. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xx

    • Bless you, Dawn, you have a generous heart. Keep praying for your family. I’m sure they see Jesus in you. They may not understand fully yet but they will. Keep praying and watch the Lord work in their hearts. God’s timing is always perfect! You are precious to Jesus and I pray He blesses you abundantly!

  5. Kate,

    I believe most of us have a past we aren’t proud of-I know I do. I was the one who would say “I’m a Christian as I went to church Sunday.” Watch my life during the week & you couldn’t tell. Came to know God & get baptized at 39. It wasn’t until after I went through some trials with my aging parents health/dementia/psych issues that my faith & trust muscles were grown. Now I have a reverence & awe for Him. Those trials have had a huge effect on my life. God has blessed me with an ICU Step down clerical position. I get to help RNs, CNAs & patients with their day. Empathy is there for what some patients & their families are going through. Also was born with two punctured ear drums. Couldn’t hear at all. With the advent of Christian music & some hand signs I learned a little sign language. Now I do sign language to music for my church. He will use your past to mold your future.

    Blessings 🙂