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Great for gifts!

Whether you’re still dreaming of pumpkin spice lattes or your Christmas decorations have yet to come down, there are words for you on these pages.

I offer these books from my heart to yours, written over pumpkin spice lattes and sugarplum visions. Grab one of each, or double up on one for a heartfelt gift.

On Heaven Breaking Through (an (in)courage post)

“…the Word gave life to everything that was created, and His life brought light to everyone.” John 1:4 (NLT) My two year old loves his Jesus Storybook Bible, with its sweet illustrations and Scripture woven as story. He began requesting ‘the John one’ a couple weeks...

On Knowing What The Leaves Know

I've been thinking a lot, lately, doing some leaves-are-turning, temps-are-falling, daytime-is-shortening introspective thinking. The fresh start-ness of this time of year has me wanting to purge my whole life, getting rid of clothes and toys, decor and kitchen...

On the Season I’m In

Our seasons, they are changing, with the dredging out of the slow-cooker and sweaters and temperatures predicted to dip their toes into the 30's next week. Autumn is barreling down on us, yet I - the girl who abhors heat and humidity and welcomes the frigid winter -...

On a Recipe for Western Omelet Casserole

I'm a big fan of egg bakes. I've shared versions of egg bakes before (here and here) and I just can't quit them. And really, what's to quit? Eggs, cheese, meat... bring it on. Of course when I stumbled onto this recipe in the new Gooseberry Patch cookbook, Slow-Cooker...

On (in)courage’s 5th Birthday!

Five years ago, I sat in a dingy office staring at a computer screen. I was astonished to discover other women finding community in that box, and one of the sites I visited daily was (in)courage. Their writing was always a breath of fresh air and encouragement,...

On Five Minute Friday: tell

Linking up with Five Minute Friday at it’s new home in Kate Motaung‘s place. The rules: write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking - then visit other ladies who have linked up. Hop over to Kate’s to find out the full scoop behind FMF, and...

On the Difference One Letter Makes {an (in)courage post}

I have lost two babies. Jesus held them before I did and I will miss them for all of my days. At some point during both of these periods of loss, I was told – with the sincerest of hearts and the sweetest of comforting intentions – that God wouldn’t give me more than...

on Five Minute Friday: fill

Linking up with Five Minute Friday at it's new home in Kate Motaung‘s place. Yay, Kate! =) The rules: write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking. Hop over to Kate's to find out the full scoop behind FMF, and to visit other posts that were...

on Writing From and For the Heart

As I enter my seventh year of blogging (seriously. I’m like a bloggy dinosaur), I realize that I’ve learned a lot about it. I’ve learned how to write for my audience. I’ve learned how to create a pinnable graphic. I’ve learned what [I think] makes a good blog post or...

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Anna Rendell: Speaker, author, latte lover. Digital Content Manager at (in)courage. Wife of Jared and mom of three littles. Meet here at the picket fence and talk real life, real mothering and real encouragement.

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