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(in)courage is a virtual living room where we build community, celebrate diversity, and become women of courage.

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  1. I like the “by grace alone” one best, too. I have been impressed with the blog posts here since adding the RSS feed on my email. They are touching and really well-written.

  2. “take hope to heart” is my fav! It reminds me of Isaiah 40:31 that “Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

  3. I love love love the by grace alone pendant.
    i have one of her necklaces now and wear it every day! It is one of my most treasured gifts.

  4. They are all beautiful but if I had to pick one then it would be ‘Take Hope to Heart’.
    I’d like to say what a wonderful group of ladies you all are and that I love the posts that arrive via feed everyday. They bring friendship, joy, hope and inspiration.
    Blessings to you all.

  5. Take Hope to Heart is really special to me. My working title for my first book was “Hannah’s Heart,” changed by my publisher to “Hannah’s Hope”. At first I was confused by the change, but it was the beginning of a “theme” word in my life over the next three years or so, God showing over and over that He is the ultimate source of hope! (I like them all though, and the special (in)courage one is so great for this amazing movement!)

  6. I think her jewelry is very pretty and I really appreciate her style. I am also enjoying this new website and community feel.
    That said, I have a question about this post, as well as the video. As a Christian community is it right to hold “celebrities and movie stars” as our authority as to what is worthy?
    While the video was fun to watch, I was very disappointed in hearing “no wonder movie stars wear them”.
    Seems to me this is a false appeal to authority, such as, my car mechanic said my violin needed tuning.

  7. I love Lisa and her family and am sad I’m not living in SLO anymore. I miss working with her hubby and seeing her kids as they come in the church to go to lunch. I’m glad to keep in touch through her blog and I, of course, love her jewelry, too. Wish I could buy it all up. So glad she’s expanding her collection. She IS very creative.

  8. how fantastic to include lisa leonard in your (in)spriational pieces! i have worn my l.l. necklace almost every day for the past two years. i chose the word “open” and when i look in the mirror, it serves as a gentle reminder to me to open my mind and heart to ALL of the possibilities around me.