Tuesday, April 30, 2013

(in)courage (in)real life

"Life is a patchwork of the meaningful things we keep with us - memories, moments, and connections that serve as daily reminders of where we've come from and who our loving Heavenly Father says we are in Jesus...[it] celebrates the way God, in His generous grace, sews together every beautiful bit of our lives to form one masterpiece creation after another."

Many of the bloggers that inspire me are part of the (in)courage team. On Saturday, 6,000 women from all over the country - the world! - met at local bloggers' homes (in) real life to meet and connect and learn and grow together. A wide range of ages laughed and chatted, shared  ideas and smiled, making connections that transcended the details of our busy lives. Some of us were writers, some were blog readers, others were connected by friendships.

What we had in common was love. Love for family. Love in friendships. Love to the Lord. This colorful, cozy quilt of gals, stitched together with laughter and love, created a real life way to share and (in)courage each other.

Dayspring generously shared gifts of inspiration for each of us. I received this watering can, the creative quote shared above is from the tag.

(in)real life


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  2. That is a beautiful watering can. I am glad that you had a blessed time Saturday. :)

    Thank you for commenting on my blog, PS Annie!

  3. How lovely that you had this special time of encouragement to meet with blog friends. Such a gathering would be an answer to a longing in my heart. It is one reason that I'm looking forward to the homeschool conference in Pennsylvania where I hope to meet some online readers and like-minded moms.
    I like the photograph of your watering can and pansies - so pretty.
    Karen A.