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My One Word for 2018

I'm coming off a Hallmark Christmas movie bender. You guys, I'm pretty sure that between Halloween and New Year's Day I watched FORTY NEW HOLIDAY MOVIES. I'm not even sorry. (It was for WORK. Kind of. OK it was for Facebook live videos with my friend. WHATEVER. 'twas...

The Choice We Need to Make This Week

I've been doing quite a bit of speaking this season, to church groups and moms groups and groups of parents. As I've prepared the talks for each gathering, I've realized that I am a perfectionist. You could say I’m a perfectionist in recovery, but yeah, I totally tend...

On Knowing What the Trees Know

It’s cooling down here in Minnesota, snow forecasted this weekend even though we topped at 80 degrees last week. The sticky, long, dog days of summer dredged deep into to September, and now in October the nights and early mornings bring a chill. And the trees . . ....

Hey, Cool Mom at Target:

Hey, cool mom at Target, I saw you today, with your adorable little one in her bonnet. I'm partial to bonnets myself - nothing sweeter on a baby than a ruffly little bonnet! Anyways, I saw that sweetie pie bat her eyelashes at you and then totally. lose. her. stuff....

On Going Back to School

Three weeks ago, we started school. Like real school. Kindergarten. You guys remember praying for that little baby we so badly wanted six years ago? NOW HE IS IN REAL SCHOOL. With bells and a teacher and little desks and lunch in the cafeteria and gym class and the...

Suit Up, Girls.

While not anywhere near the entanglement of modern day slavery, there is definitely a culture of enslavement right here in the free world. We are bound, all right. Maybe with proverbial chains, but nonetheless these shackles are our reality: Fear. Low self worth....

The Ministry of Presence {at (in)courage}

I haven’t watched a full broadcast of the 10 o’clock news in years. It seemed to me that each night, the news became darker, more saturated with gloom and despair and evil. And there came a point where I decided that I just wouldn’t watch any longer. I do read...

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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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