Hi, I'm Anna

the girl behind the blog
 Greetings friends,
 
My name is Anna Rendell. I’ve been married to Jared for 11 years, and together we parent Sam (2011), Josie (2014), and Clara (2015). We live in the ‘burbs of Minnesota. I work from home as an author, speaker, and the Digital Content Manager for (in)courage by DaySpring. I used to share here as if you & I were chatting in our backyards, over a picket fence… but now I pretty much do that over on Instagram. I love: writing, chocolate, vintage things, Jesus, my family, baking, finding a great bargain, my pink kitchen tools, and James Taylor music.

I’ve worked at (in)courage by DaySpring since 2014, and currently serve as their Digital Content Manager. Using my gifts to encourage and organize projects for the glory of the Kingdom is a joy.

I’ve written two books, both devotionals for moms, and these days I’m working on my third. I’ve been featured in several publications, compilations and books, and love using the written word as a means to encourage and equip. 
 
Encouraging to women and moms is my heart. If your womens’ group is seeking an experienced  speaker to share words of real-life hope and encouragement, I’d love to connect with you.
  
After journeying through 3 years of infertility and a miscarriage, our sweet baby Sam arrived in December 2011! Being a mom is more wonderful and more difficult than I ever imagined. After a second miscarriage, I became pregnant with our sweet Josie girl, and she arrived in April 2014. With no expectation of conceiving again, our third miracle — Clara Grace — arrived in November 2015. We are so grateful for each of these miracles.
 
Our family loves Jesus. Jared and I (who have been married for over 11 years) are both former youth directors, church and Bible camp staff, and continue to be in ministry occupations. We strive to raise our kids (and help each other) to be more like Him every day.
 
I’m really glad you’re here.

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