Hi, I'm Anna.Author, speaker, latte lover.
My name is Anna Rendell. I’ve been married to Jared for 13 years, and together we parent four little kiddos. We live in the ‘burbs of Minnesota. I work from home as an author, speaker, and the Digital Content Manager for (in)courage. For a decade, I shared here on this blog as if you & I were chatting in our backyards, over a picket fence… but now I pretty much only do that over on Instagram. I love: writing, chocolate, shopping Target clearance, long walks, and James Taylor music.
I’ve worked at (in)courage, a DaySpring community, 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 three books, all devotionals for moms. I’ve been featured in dozens of publications, magazines, 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.
Being a mom is more wonderful and more difficult than I ever imagined, and so was our journey to our kids. After years of infertility and a traumatic miscarriage, our son was born in 2011! After another long wait and a second miscarriage, our daughter arrived in 2014. With no expectation of conceiving again, our third miracle arrived in 2015 after my hardest pregnancy yet. And in the fall of 2020, we welcomed our fourth baby — the exclamation point of our family. We are so grateful for each of these miracles.
Our family loves Jesus. Jared and I 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.