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Women need one another. Without each other, we shrivel, each feeling all alone in her struggle and ineffective within the body of Christ. God made us all to fit together like a beautiful stone structure—God’s spiritual house (1 Peter 2:4-10).

Many times in my life, women made the difference. Women came alongside and taught me how to be a new wife and mother. Women noticed my spiritual gifts and helped aim me the right direction. Women nurtured me when I was sad and lonely. Women labor with me, shoulder to shoulder, as we apply the medicine of the gospel to others who are hurt and need our input and encouragement.

Therefore, as one of many bloggers at (In)courage, I invite you to register for an amazing FREE In Real Life Conference, all by webcast, on Friday April 26. For the full story, view this brief YouTube video invitation with Ann Voskamp and others.

Think of this webcast as a vacation that requires no packing or plane tickets, a time when women can kick off any expectation of perfect, set aside our fears, our shyness, and our worry that we’re not good enough. This is a vacation where we can find some of Jesus’ words of rest woven into every video shared.

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 will share stories of how they’ve chosen to stay through hard marriages, challenging parenting, and worthwhile friendships. Choosing to stay has freed them more fully and unexpectedly than if they’d cut and run. This webcast will give you the courage to stay the course!

Everyone who registers gets a copy of (in)courage 365 Daybrightener while supplies last.

Everyone who registers TODAY gets a copy of: “Best of the Beach House 2012.”

Join us! Be encouraged!