Are you questioning if you have what it takes to do the great things God is calling you to?
What do you do when what you have is not enough for what is needed?
Author and speaker Becky Keife shares How to Transform Lack into Impact.
Becky is passionate about encouraging and equipping God’s women to live a life worthy of their calling.
She believes that we are truly better together, better as a united body of Christ, which is the heartbeat of collaboration.
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Becky Keife is the Community Manager for (in)courage, a vibrant online community for Christian women that publishes faith-based, “me-too” stories every day at incourage.me. Becky provides fresh leadership, vision, and encouragement for this amazing community and their staff of writers.
Founded in 2009 by DaySpring, the Christian products subsidiary of Hallmark, the vision for (in)courage was to create a new home where women take turns pulling up a chair to share their stories of what Jesus looks like in their gloriously ordinary, often messy lives. Today, (in)courage reaches thousands of women daily, offering a space to breathe, loving support, and resources for meaningful connection.
(in)courage hosts a talented team of contributors who have made an indelible mark on the Christian market. Dozens of new voices join the (in)courage table each year through quarterly guest post submissions and Recommended Reads—sponsored posts to trumpet authors’ new releases. In 2016, (in)courage began a multi-resource publishing partnership with LifeWay and B&H.
In addition to her work with (in)courage, Becky is a writer, speaker, and editor. Her writing has been featured in The Gift of Friendship (Revell, 2016), A Moment to Breathe (B&H, 2017), and the upcoming (in)courage devotional Bible (LifeWay, 2018). Her work has appeared in Hello, Dearest, HomeLife, and Clubhouse Jr. magazines, as well as on popular websites.
Becky speaks regularly at MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) groups and other women’s ministry events around Southern California. Some of her most popular talks include: “Believing and Embracing You’re the Right Mom for Your Child,” “Cultivating Friendships in the Thick of Motherhood” and “Changing Your Perspective from Burdened to Blessed.” She loves cheering on fellow moms with practical advice and biblical insight—all from an in-the-thick-of-it perspective.
Becky has a B.A. in Creative Writing and will complete an M.A. in English this spring from Azusa Pacific University—an innovative program focusing on the connections between literature, scholarship, faith, and writing from a Christian worldview.
Becky has long felt called to a ministry of words as a writer and speaker, but it is also a special joy for her to come alongside other writers, to equip and champion their efforts in sharing their God-given messages with the world.
Becky resides in Southern California with her husband and three spirited sons, ages 9, 7, and 5. They enjoy hiking sunny trails in their local foothills.
Tell me about your Story & Background
I’ve lived in Southern California my whole life, growing up with mostly just my mom and two sisters. A few decades later and I still laugh at how radically different my life is now living in a house full of boys. I’ve been married to my husband, Chris, a college volleyball coach, for 12 years and we have three spirited sons—Noah, Elias, and Jude.
I accepted Jesus at the tender age of five and really started to understand what living my life for Christ meant when I was in college. But the thing that has stretched, (almost broken), and strengthened my faith the most is motherhood. Having three boys in just three and a half crazy-short years rocked my world, shattered my sense of self, and ignited a spiritual journey I never could have imagined.
I’ve known I was a writer since Mrs. Barber’s second grade poetry club—a passion for words that carried me all the way to college where I majored in creative writing. But it was through motherhood that the Lord helped me connect my love of language and written expression with the lessons He was writing in me. It is one of my greatest joys to use words, written and spoken, to encourage and equip women—often mothers in the thick of it—with God’s truth and stories of His grace in my life worked out through the everyday grit and glory of raising my wild boys.
What is your SuperPower? What are you good at that you like to help others overcome?
If I had to name a super power it would be the power of encouragement. I love calling out the good I see in others. I love championing God’s work in their lives, naming the gifts I see in them, and encouraging them to walk in faith. I like helping women overcome the lie that God doesn’t do big things through our everyday, small lives. Over and over He has shown me that our ordinary faithfulness is the stuff of miracles—as my friend, Elise Hurd likes to say. He makes much of our little. He is the God of multiplication—we just have to offer Him every little bit we’ve got!