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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 have joy! God’s amazing joy! Even though I am tried on every hand, I have God’s joy!!! Praise him! Praise his holy name! I’m thanking and praising God for his goodness and mercy.

  2. Wow.. that’s a precious daughter you have there and she has a precious Moma‼️ praise God He saved you both to share His J❤️Y and story.
    You have confirmed my 2024 Verse for the year. 3 weeks ago this very verse came to me. I asked God to show me if this would be MY verse for the year ahead..yup… God spoke thru you and now I know it’s the right one for the New Year ahead.. THANKYOU. Each year for over 40 years God has given me the exact verse to carry me thru that year. Seek and He answers.
    “Merry Christmas” THE JOY OF JESUS TO YOU ❤️

  3. I don’t have kids not that I don’t love kids I do love them. I was registered Childminder for 19 years. Not brave enough to give birth. I loved all the kids I was registered Childminder to look after while their parents where at work. Plus my Nieces and Nephews. It was joy to look after them as Christian Childminder. I used to let the kids I look after listen to Salty the singing song book. They all loved it. It was my way without preaching to them and their parents giving of to me that I was preaching to them. To get the word of God into them in a nice simple way. Now they are big they still talk about psalty the singing song book and remember the songs even today. So that good and simple nice fun way to get the gospel into the kids I looked after then. They to this day have not forgotten it. They enjoyed watching it. Love the kids songs and the stories from Psalty one was Jesus’s love me this I know for the Bible tells me so. Jesus’s loves all the children of the. World red and yellow black and white. There where others plus Psalty made the teaching fun for kids too. Love today incourage reading. Keeping you all incourage in prayer xx

  4. What beautiful words of encouragement. I was especially moved by this paragraph:

    “True joy can only come from the Lord. It’s of Him. In turn we are strengthened. We can have joy because we have Jesus. Joy is a miracle. Only the Holy Spirit can create it. And just like the great joy that was set before Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane, I am learning there is usually suffering mixed in with the beauty for us to be transformed for the glory of God. Until we allow God to work in all our circumstances, only then can we experience the joy of the Lord.”

    Thanks for sharing your words. Joy is a miracle. Praising God for his grace.

  5. I have just recently discovered the daily devotions with (in)courage, and it has helped me begin each day with love, patience, gratitude, and humbleness. I placed an order on the Dayspring website, the ‘rest is history’. I now look forward to starting my mornings with words of encouragement. Thank you for making this available to anyone that needs the presence of God in their life.