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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. Excited to welcome these ladies to the table. Can’t wait to hear what they have to share.

  2. Welcome to the living room! I’m excited to see what God has in store for all of you as you join this thriving bunch.

  3. This is awesome. I love how we as readers were given a little background on each one. To be honest, I only recognized one name Kathi Lipp. But now I feel like I know a little about each one. Great job on the introductions. Big fan of Incourage!!

  4. Oh My!!! I’m. Soooooo. EXCITED!!! I loved reading reading about each of the new contributors! I cannot wait to read their articles!! Being single AND a woman of color, it’s so neat to see the diversity. I love incourage. It’s been a constant for me.

    • We’re so glad you’re here, Jessica! I’m super excited to learn from and get to know our new writers too. Oh how we need each other’s stories and perspectives on this Jesus journey!

  5. I was so surprised & excited to see Aarti in the line-up!!! I have been a fan of yours since the Food Network competition!!! I’m so thrilled to know you are a sister in Christ!!!
    Welcome to all of the special ladies! I’m looking forward to reading your devotionals & sit with a cup of coffee with you in the mornings! I live in Central Coast of CA.
    Simi, wondering if your husband is a Pastor near Hugo, OK? Our best friends are moving there in a few months & will be looking for a church.


  6. If your intros are any indication (which I’m sure they are!) it’s going to be lovely getting to know each of you. Thanks in advance for bringing your hearts and sharing your stories with us. To God be the glory!

  7. Welcome sisters and i look forward to the coffee reading and fellowship time. Blessings!

  8. Thank you for each of you sharing your journey with us, warts and all! I look forward to traveling this journey called life until we see Jesus together !!!!!

  9. Welcome laduies> I look forward to your contributions and know they will draw me closer to Christ! Thanks in advance.

  10. You all know I’m doing a huge awkward happy dance!! Aarti, Jami, Kathi, Melissa, Rachel, and Simi — the (in)courage living room will be richer, wiser, more beautiful, and way more fun with you all here! Thank you for saying yes to (in)courage…for such a time a this. All my love!

  11. What an amazing, diverse group of woman. Kudos for adding these smart and wonderful woman! I am excited to read more!

  12. Welcome, Aarti, Jami, Kathi, Melissa, Rachel, and Simi. Looking forward to reading all your encouraging posts. (in)courage just keeps better and better! Thank you, Jesus!

  13. Wishing all the new writters God riches blessings. It is so good for them to join incourage. May they be richly bless in their writtings and write what God has given them to write on their heart and inspire them through the Holy Spirit. May we the reader be so blessed by what they write through the Holy Spirit and apply it to our lives and grow for Jesus. May the New writters for incourage grow for Jesus along with the other incourage reader’s. Every one of you incourage be a big blessings on Jesus and the world in this work you do for Jesus. Thank you so much for what you guys do. Keeping you all in prayer. Dawn Ferguson-Little Enniskillen Co.Fermanagh N.Ireland

  14. I’m new to (in)courage (not new to Dayspring!) and I am encouraged to see these new faces. And the diversity! I will be reading. And writing! Welcome.

  15. In Courage,

    Welcome new writers. Aarti I thought I had heard of you before. Love watching you on Food Network while you judge contests. I know your writing will be just a spicy & wonderful as you are. Thankful for the rest of you. We are blessed to have such a great diversity of writers. People from various races, ages, parts of this country. I know you all have many varying experiences to share with us. Can’t wait to read your stories.

    Blessings 🙂

  16. Welcome! I am looking forward to reading your articles and getting to know you all.

  17. They all sound amazing! I can’t wait to see what God has in store!

  18. Welcome sweet sisters and sojourners in Christ. Special welcome to Aarti — to NC. I live in the Raleigh area and you will love the NC Farmers Market (and other smaller markets) for fresh fruits and veggies.
    Blessings all,
    Bev xx

  19. Can’t wait to hear how God uses you in this forum. I’m looking forward to living and learning through your words! God Bless sisters!!

  20. Jami Nato – you don’t know if you have been married 12 or 15 years?! As a math major and an OCD detail person – how can that be?! And 4 children ages 14 – 16? Some of the children in the picture look far younger than 14. I think there is a story or two there among those parentheses! Second marriages? Adoptions? Can’t wait to hear from you!

  21. What a privilege to meet all of your through your brief introduction. There are so many more layers I am looking forward to hearing through your upcoming contributions. We are all stories, some written in very dark ink with a myriad of doodles on the page and some with splashes of color with dark images overlapped. Whatever the case, we all have our “hard” that we navigate which is why I love stories. I love to hear the strength and resiliency of my sisters through the “hard” and laugh and smile through the sunny spots. Write on – be your own – love others and share our stories…that is life.

  22. Woohoo! Super exciting! Welcome to you all!

    When I read your names in the newsletter, I thought, ooh, Aarti like the cookbook author. I’ve made many things out of Aarti Paarti and they always turn out great. And then I read your bio and realized it was the same name because it’s the same lady! Yay!

  23. Welcome Ladies! I’m so excited to read about all of you (and a new perspective on Aarti) and looking forward to reading all of your upcoming articles. This is great!

  24. Cannot recall how you entered my home/life but very thankful and grateful. Although I could be “grandmother” to most of you, I am loving your writings (I am a lover of words) and blessed to share your lives as you are being blessed more each day by our loving savior. There is so much to share on this journey we call “life” and I am eager to walk along side of you and watch you grow and grow and grow in Christ. Blessings.

  25. Father God,
    We give all honor & praise to Your holy name in Christ Jesus.
    We pray for Your divine blessing & inspiration on all of these devoted women writer’s.
    Please give them caring & compassionate ways. Help them with confidence, courage
    and commitment to boldly share Your life-transforming Word. In Jesus Christ’s name,