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 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...

on (in)courage: the fence meets the beach house

on (in)courage: the fence meets the beach house

I have some fun news, friends. Like God-sized dream, hugenormous, fun news. And of course it starts with a story.  Nearly five years ago, I sat in a cold, empty office building with a heart that matched. My husband and I lived hundreds of miles away from our family...

on Five Minute Friday: writer

on Five Minute Friday: writer

Linking up again with Five Minute Friday at the lovely Lisa-Jo Baker‘s.The rules: write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking. Hop over to her place to find out the full scoop behind FMF, and to visit other posts that were freely written...

on the superhero cape you each deserve

on the superhero cape you each deserve

Oh mama. It's been one of those days, hasn't it. The kind where sleep and patience are thin, toddler tempers are raging and so is your headache. You want to sit down for exactly three minutes and refuel, but that's nie to impossible with small people clamoring around...

on 35 weeks: a #girlwithbaby update

on 35 weeks: a #girlwithbaby update

Ahem. We are nearly inside a month. Question: how did you NOT freak the freak out when expecting your second child?? Also, why do you suddenly see ALL THE PROJECTS as if through a magnifying glass when expecting your second child? Like big projects. Like cleaning all...

on sharing our stories in real life

Over six years ago, I started writing online. For a long time, it was simple recipes, newlywed tales, and my reader was my mom (she's still one of my most faithful - hi mom!!) Then we moved to another state and were living on the prairie, far from people who loved us,...

on Chicken, Wild Rice & Mushroom soup

While some of you are seeing shoots of green come up through the dirt, buds on trees, and are playing outside in shorts... here in Minnesota we got yet another winter storm last night. 4-6" of snow coming down. I'm tempted to groan along with the rest of Minnesota,...

on Overnight Apple-Cinnamon Oats

The first recipe I made from the brand-new Gooseberry Patch cookbook, Good-for-You Everyday Meals {the one I'm giving away - enter here!}, was this winner. My little Boy loves oatmeal, and we eat it most mornings. I only make steel cut oats, and always add cinnamon...

on 30 weeks: a #girlwithbaby update

Oh my. Single digit weeks, people. SINGLE DIGIT weeks until we meet this baby. Because it's actually nearing 31 weeks now. Oh my. This week, after our 30 week doctor appointment, we stopped at Babies 'r' Us. I've been having some intense pubic bone pain, and my doc...

on puppies and being loved intensely

The day my son was born, just over two years ago, his brand-new daddy made a run to the hospital gift shop. He returned with a small yellow puppy stuffed animal that looked very much like our beloved golden retriever at home. That little puppy was placed in the...

on the holy in our ordinary

Yesterday was my sweet Boy's baptismal birthday! We had a super typical day that was really anything but: I was up from 3-5:30 (pregnancy insomnia is a thing, yo), so when he woke at 7:30 I pulled him into my bed and let him dink around on the iPad. We had donut holes...

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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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