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Pumpkin Spice Everything

Autumn is the perfect time to take back the reins of our self-care intentions. To pause and actually care for ourselves. Let’s enjoy our lattes, oh yes, but let’s also spend time focusing on that which truly fills our hearts and cares for our souls.

It is my prayer that the pause found on these pages would provide you a moment of peace. A break in the hustle and bustle. A chance to drink deep and savor this fleeting and favored season. 

Take a moment

It’s my prayer that we moms will make room for the peace and fullness of joy this season is meant to exude. I want my children to see me making room for Him in my inn, even amidst the to-do list.

Whether it’s at the beginning of the day (before kids and life demand) or at the end of a long day before finally collapsing into bed – whenever you take a moment for yourself, I pray you allow the peace of the season to wash over you.

On That Which Goes Unspoken

Usually on Mother's Day weekend, I re-post a piece I wrote several years ago, in which I celebrate 'the other mothers'. The ones who understand loss, longing, and deepest pain. These are the mothers who are heavy on my heart as this complicated holiday rolls around,...

The 2018 Hooked on Holiday Movies Bundle is Here!

I know. We haven't even picked through our kids' Halloween candy yet. But the holiday movie season is here. Believe it or not, the Hallmark Channel aired its first holiday movie last weekend, on the final Saturday of October. And throughout the next eight weeks, as we...

Introducing… my new book.

I wrote another book. It's been as much a surprise to me as it may be to you, and it's done. In my hands. ANOTHER BOOK. It's my favorite project yet. I was so excited when we picked it up today that I dragged my whole family to our favorite little lake to take...

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...

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....

Meet Anna

Anna Rendell: Speaker, author, latte lover. Digital Content Manager at (in)courage. Wife of Jared and mom of three littles. Talking real life, sharing stories from real mothering, and offering you real encouragement.

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