A Moment of Christmas:

25 December Devotions for Moms

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.

Pumpkin Spice For Your Soul:

25 Devotions for Autumn

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. 

on where I’m sleeping tonight

I'm sitting on a couchbed tonight, grateful and overwhelmed and a little raw. I haven't slept in what feels like days, my eyes sandpapery and dry, and my stomach in knots from eating junk food all day today. Today my little 2-month old baby girl had a minor surgical...

on bearing my marks proudly

I scroll through my Facebook feed, passing photos of women in workout gear, weight loss progress reports, toned legs stretched out in a chairside view of an ocean. A friend of mine from years ago is now a professional bodybuilder, her photos making me cringe in...

on writing

I sit, a warm-ish latte in front of me. Rain is sleeting down and a patio umbrella just blew past the window. Daddy has both babies on an errand, giving mommy uninterrupted time to write. First I check email, follow up here, reply there. Oops, this is work - start the...

On the Flip Side of Love {an (in)courage post}

On the Flip Side of Love {an (in)courage post}

I’ve felt a bit reserved with my love lately. Like my heart wants to burst at the seams but for some reason, decides to just quiver a little instead. I know fear is creeping in when I don’t lean into my husband as we stand in the kitchen, or hold his smiling gaze for...

on my Josie girl at One Month

on my Josie girl at One Month

Milestones She smiled at me!! Last Thursday (so technically she was already five weeks old. Whatever.) A big ol' gummy grin. It was wonderful. Since then she's given daddy little smiles, and MorMor got a big one tonight. Playtime She loves to do tummy time on her...

on the first three weeks

on the first three weeks

I want to tell you a little about our baby girl, and life in these past few weeks. And it's going to be in bullet points, because #newborn. =) Our sweet little Josie girl turned three weeks old today, and our lives have never been richer. Or sleepier. This baby,...

on Josie Marie: introducing my daughter!

on Josie Marie: introducing my daughter!

Josie Marie Rendell April 22, 2014 9:22pm 7lbs, 15oz 20" long           Our sweet, precious daughter is here and we could not be more in love. Big brother is as smitten as we are. More photos {you can see more here} and stories to come, but...

on (in)RL  2014 {an (in)courage post}

on (in)RL 2014 {an (in)courage post}

You did it. You, brave one, chose community over fear. You opened your homes to women whose faces you’ve only seen in tiny square boxes online. You drove to the home of a new friend, leaving your family behind on a lovely Saturday afternoon. You mingled with ladies...

on Easter and 39 weeks

on Easter and 39 weeks

Yesterday did not start out well. Yesterday started with a total, epic-sized mama meltdown because I didn't have an Easter dress that fit me. At 39 weeks pregnant, I was upset to not have some perfect pastel-colored Easter dress. Ahem. #hormones Needless to say, the...

on 38.5 weeks {a #girlwithbaby update}

on 38.5 weeks {a #girlwithbaby update}

So I'm almost done being pregnant. I can't even... The next time I post an update it could be about baby, while I'm holding him or her. UNREAL. Symptoms: - Contractions: more in the evening. Enough to take my breath away, but can talk/walk through. - Pubic bone pain...

on the orchid that has been telling my story

on the orchid that has been telling my story

Last year, after we lost our third baby, a dear friend of mine gave me an orchid. It had several blooms on it already, and the directions said to simply water it once a week. At the time, the gift itself was meaningful. After all, my love language is 'being thought...

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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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