I’ve lived on three different continents in the last ten years. And I’m learning that home is much more than four walls and a familiar neighborhood. Home is the God who understands each of the unique languages, thoughts, hopes and dreams of our individual hearts. Nothing can separate us from His love. Not time zones or cultures or the things we wish we could change about ourselves.

Christ is the bridge.

He brings us back into the deep heart of God. No matter where we’re coming from. Out of emptiness or loss or disaster, Christ brings us back to His Father. We all crave encouragement and understanding. We all need a safe place to decompress from our busyness, take a deep breath, and be heard by a community defined by its generous, welcoming love.

(In)Courage is that place and space and I am blessed out of my socks to be the Community Manager over there. Built by DaySpring to be an online home for the hearts of women, you might imagine it as a bit like a beach house. You can put your sandy, dirty feet on the coffee table, laugh late into the night with friends, and also hear God’s voice clearer than perhaps anywhere else. Life just feels more vibrant and real, as if you’ve stumbled upon a glimpse of heaven and it’s nothing like you ever imagined but everything you’d always hoped.

We’ve said from the start the beach house isn’t ours. It belongs to God and we’re its caretakers. With you at the heart of it all.

And today (in)courage turns one.

It’s our birthday and for the next 30 days we will be celebrating you and the God that brought us together with a giveaway every single day.

And we’d love if you’d come and join us. It’s your home after all.

To join the (in)courage celebration and 30 Days of Giveaways, click here.