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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. I would love to the book, but I am a senior citizen living on a fixed income, it’s hard to get extra, so if anyone buy the book for me and mail it to me, would be so thankful. I am a widow also a former First Lady. My husband was a pastor, in the ministry for forty plus years. But a senior pastor for 20 plus years. My address is Gail Mattox, 2200 Kerwin Rd. #411, University Heights, OH 44118

  2. I would definitely be part of this study if it didn’t require me to use Facebook. Can you create an alternate approach for the next study?


    • Hi Mary, We run the study via both Facebook and email! If you sign up you’ll receive the weekly email with the videos and quote of the week so you can participate. We hope you’ll join us!

  3. Gail,

    The book will be on its way to you! May you be blessed by this study.

  4. In Courage,

    This is the perfect study for just this time. So many people dealing with stressors & life challenges. It is hard to be joyful when all around you is sadness & hardship. God in His infinite wisdom knew we would need this now & gave Mary & the team the words we need to hear. There are so many relatable stories in there from each of you. One of the first things I loved is: “Joy emanates our of God’s unconditional & fierce love for us, while happiness can be fickle & fleeting. In other words Joy is a state of being rather than an emotion.”

    Blessings 🙂

  5. Thanks for this powerful word.As believers we need to realize that our joy is available in abundance from our heavenly Father,As we cast our cares upon Him, He infuses us with an abundance of strength.

  6. I am so looking forward to working through this book again as part of the online Bible study! You can never have too many reminders for being grateful, which leads to JOY!!