We’re so glad you’re here! Lean in to get to know us through our core values: building community, celebrating diversity, becoming women of courage.
(in)courage is an online community where women gather to build community, celebrate diversity, and become women of courage. Founded in 2009 by DaySpring, the Christian products subsidiary of Hallmark Cards, Inc., (in)courage is like a virtual living room where every day one of thirty writers takes a turn sharing a story of what Jesus looks like in her life. Together we link arms as God’s daughters and lean on one another for wisdom, strength, and insight beyond our own experience. (in)courage also creates Bible studies and devotionals to help women grow in their faith!
We believe in piling together on the couch, lounging in comfy chairs, sprawling out on the floor, and creating a comfy circle of sisters who are always ready to shift and smoosh together to make space for more. In our living room, you can come just the way you are. We link arms as God's daughters and champion those who are willing to give voice to our unspoken struggles. We grapple together over issues we can't easily solve. We lean on one another for wisdom, strength, and insight beyond our own experience.
Community means we bend low, listen long, offer what we have, mourn, celebrate, ask forgiveness, and extend grace upon grace. We gather to speak hope over broken hearts and infuse purpose and courage into the gloriously ordinary every day. We share our unique stories – joys and struggles equally fleshed out – for the purpose of pointing others to the eternal hope of Jesus Christ. This is what it means to be (in) community. We're always better when we make time to gather in the living room together.
We desire to become a more complete representation of the kingdom of God and foster unity in the body of Christ. We embrace the unique gifting and diverse experiences of different women. We desire readers of varied backgrounds, ages, and life stages to come to (in)courage and hear reflections of their own stories. We also want women to learn from stories unlike their own in order to grow in compassion, understanding, and unity as God’s daughters.
There are currently thirty women who write regularly for (in)courage, spanning five decades and representing all different backgrounds, ethnicities, and geographic locations. We celebrate our diversity by sharing what Jesus looks like in our beautiful, mundane, and often messy lives.
We are ordinary women with an extraordinary opportunity to make this one life we’ve been given count. Not that we’re striving for some big moment, but we’re faithfully striding (or stumbling) along, day by day, moment by moment, in step with Jesus so that when He asks us to go, move, leap, we will have the courage to do so. Courage comes from knowing His voice and trusting His heart. We can have courage because we step forward together as God’s beloved daughters.
Meet our fabulous writers and behind-the-scenes team!
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