Monthly Archives: January 2013

(in)RL 2013 Registration

Today I am excited to share that registration is open for the online (in)RL conference happening in April!! It’s online and it’s free so wherever you are in the world you can join in! Last year I did this and it was so encouraging and fun to join about 2,000 other women around the globe to tune in online to talk about community.  I also went to a local meet up with other women who had registered. Some I had only ever read things they had written online through (in)courage. It was so fun and truly encouraging to meet them in real life.

They are doing it again this year and registration is FREE! Here are all the details. Join me! 

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What is it? 

(in)RL was born out of two years spent listening to women in the comments at (in)courage craving local, real life community. Derived from the social media acronym “IRL” or “in real life,” (in)RL is an invitation to share what we’ve learned about community and encourage women with stories and suggestions for connecting deeper in real life.

Last year we explored the nitty gritty of community. This year we’re taking a closer look at what it takes to stay rooted in community when sometimes just walking away would be so much easier and tons more convenient. Women share stories of how they’ve chosen to stay through hard marriages, challenging parenting, worthwhile friendships. How choosing to stay has freed them more fully and unexpectedly than if they’d cut and run.

When:

The (in)RL webcast kicks off on Friday, April 26 and (in)RL meetups follow on Saturday, April 27

Registration opens Monday January 14th at www.inrl.us

It’s FREE!

Everyone who registers  today gets a copy of the (in)courage 365 Daybrightener while supplies last (US residents only).
Everyone gets a copy of our first eBook: “Best of the Beach House 2012.”

Check out the everyone’s invited trailer:

Think of it as a FREE girl’s weekend away that doesn’t require packing or plane tickets, where women can kick off any expectation of perfect, set aside their fears, their shyness, their worry that they’re not good enough, and find some of Jesus’ words of rest woven into every video shared.

 

 


DIVE

Five Minute Friday is back and I am joining in this week.

Writing for 5 minutes without deleting or backtracking.

Click on this link if you want to find out more and join me. And a big HELLO!! to my Five Minute Friday friends!

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Annnnd GO!

Dive 

Perfect word to start things up here this year.

It’s time. Time to go deeper into the things I am learning.

Time to dive into some new things.

Time to dive back into things like homeschooling my kids, writing and life in general.

I stand on the edge so much. Watching, waiting, hesitating.

Fear. That’s what it is.

What am I so afraid of?!

It’s hard to think that things could be different even though I know they can be.

To just dive in and go for it?

That seems so scary and yet I know I won’t be sorry.

Where will it take me? Who knows really.

What will happen? It really is ok NOT to know.

It’s ok to not be sure. To be afraid too.

Sometimes I only see what’s right here today and no farther.

“Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?” – Matthew 6:27