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Whether you’re still dreaming of pumpkin spice lattes or your Christmas decorations have been up for weeks, there are words for you in these pages.

I’m offering these words, written over said lattes and sugarplum visions. Grab one of each, or double up on one for a heartfelt holiday gift.

on Five Minute Friday: belong

Linking up again with Five Minute Friday at the wonderful 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...

on Building Benches: for the mom who needs a thank you

--this is the second letter in a non-regular 'series' of letters I felt compelled to write. Some will be on friendship, others encouragement in mothering, and all will be straight from my heart to yours.-- I wish I were a more selfless girl. But the truth is, I want...

On Five Minute Friday: Beautiful

Linking up again with Five Minute Friday at the wonderful 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...

on Five Minute Friday: in between

Linking up again with Five Minute Friday at the wonderful 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...

on Five Minute Friday: rhythm

Linking up again with Five Minute Friday at the wonderful 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...

on puzzle pieces & courage {find me at (in)courage today!}

We shared a week together at Bible camp, me a college counselor and she a high school camper. We prayed, drank hot chocolate, stayed up talking into the night, held our hands high in worship, sat in the cool canteen, and played field games. All our activities were...

on Five Minute Friday: listen

--edited later to add photos-- This weeks prompt: LISTEN* GO: He babbles constantly these days, my little Boy. Hosting imaginary dinner parties, talking to his beloved stuffed Puppy, pretending on the fake phone. He talks and laughs and coos. I have listened to his...

on five minute friday: fall

I'm not sure how my fingers were led to these keys. The prompt has more than one meaning, and of course I gravitated towards my favorite one =) I just finished a book with a sad beginning, and I think that's why my brain took my fingertips where it did. This weeks...

on my investments

As an at-home mom (a mom at all), I invest in someone besides myself. There is a little tiny person who needs my attention, love, creativity, patience, kindness and arms. My dear son is so  high energy, so fearless, so sweetly demanding of all that I am. I wouldn't...

on celebrating the other mothers on mother’s day

There are mothers without carseats, diapers or pacifiers. Mothers who do not have bedtime rituals or middle of the night feedings. Mothers without handstamped necklaces or birthstone rings. These are the other mothers - the ones in our midst who are quietly hurting. I...

Meet Anna

Anna Rendell: Speaker, author, latte lover. Digital Content Manager at (in)courage. Wife of Jared and mom of three littles. Meet here at the picket fence and talk real life, real mothering and real encouragement.

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