Lisa-Jo Baker
About the Author

Lisa-Jo is the best-selling author of Never Unfriended and Surprised by Motherhood. Her newest book, The Middle Matters: Why That (Extra)Ordinary Life Looks Really Good on You invites us to get a good look at our middles and gives us permission to embrace them.

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  1. Lisa-Jo,
    So excited about your book launch. (In)courage has walked me through many different life seasons and experiences and the women here have been true encouragers. We need this in our lives. It is what gave me the courage to start my own blog which then led into starting Redeemer Christian Foundation, Inc. to provide Christian education in places too dangerous for many to go – like the Middle East. All this because I found friendship here….never underestimate its power. I’ve had the flu then walking pneumonia, but will get to reading those chapters once I can focus. Wouldn’t the world be a much better place if we only unlocked the super-power that lies within all of us. Friendship…it can move mountains.
    Blessings and all the best to you on your book Lisa-Jo,
    Bev xx

    • BEV!! I have all the full body goosebumps reading this. What an honor and a gift that we’ve been able to do friendship across so many miles through this crazy world of the Internet. I speak for our whole team here at (in)courage when I say that any time anywhere we see your name pop up we know that God’s encouragement is about to pour out. You amaze us, Bev. We learn so much from you from every single comment you leave for us. We love you.

    • Bev,

      Praying for God’s healing hand to come upon you quickly! Rest up dear friend. You and your family are in my prayers. I treasure the friendship we have found here at In Courage!


  2. Jesus showed us how to be a friend. May we emulate His power of love and increase the circle of ” family” to allow His Kingdom to come. Amen!

  3. This is really exciting news, so happy for you. I feel blessed to have found this community. You have all helped me in more ways than one, and I thank you all for that.

    Have a blessed day all,
    Warm regards,

  4. Yes, that “going first” is a brave act, and certainly qualifies as a super power. So thankful for the women in my life who have reached out and then STAYED around to bear witness to all that God is doing in me, as I do the same for them – by grace!

  5. Lisa-Jo,

    So thankful for you and the In Courage team. You all have encouraged me so much over the years. God is working in and through you to make me realize I am right where He wants me. I am so blessed to have such wonderful girl friends. I have some that I can call or text any time and know they are praying for me. One good friend and I went through aging parents together. We could commiserate with each other. Female friends are a blessing from God!

    Blessings 🙂

    • Longing and been praying for sometime for a deep friendship that would get all my families heartaches, baggage and hoorahs. .it’s hard to see others have these connections. I even looked up friendship site the other day oUT of curiosity. Sometimes you just want to broadcast..”any body need a full on life friend”… being open to where the Lord leads. Life can be lonely.