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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. 

A Moment of Christmas:

Daily Devotions for Time-strapped 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.

on feelings and sales

Oh friends. I haven't been able to stop treading water. I feel like the day has to come when I will maybe kinda sorta have things together, but with such little sleep and such a moving baby... I remain exhausted and just hanging on. BUT, my little baby is a serious...

on he who is SUCH a boy

Did I tell you that The Boy stands up now? Pulls himself up on whatever's handy and stands, so proud of himself. He used to bounce in that bouncy seat. That bouncy seat was how mama got a shower. Now he uses it to stand up on his own teeny tiny adorable two feet.He...

on overload

I'm here. I'm fine. Well, I'm exhausted and nursing a sick husband back to health and going on five hours of sleep total for the last two days and work is piling up around me and so are the dishes but I have the cutest baby ever, so I just breathe and don't log on for...

on The Christmas Table: Ginger-Panko Fried Chicken

Tonight I made a gigantic mess of the kitchen. GI-GAN-TIC. I made three recipes from two cookbooks, and steamed veggies to make baby food at the same time. On the stove we had fried chicken going, a pot steaming carrots and then apples, cinnamon apples in another pot,...

When Life Hurts Too Much

Loss and grief are familiar emotions to me. As you know, Jared and I have traveled the path of infertility, and through it God is bringing us closer to Him. That's right, I said 'is bringing', not 'brought'. The pain of infertility doesn't stop with a baby. after all,...

Hope for the Weary {new} Mom: chapter 6

This week, June 12-18, I am hosting an online book/Bible study on Hope for the Weary Mom - I'll be posting from one chapter each day from the point of view of the new mom. There is an introduction post with more details here. I would love if you'd join in the daily...

on Hope for the Weary Mom: chapter 5

This week, June 12-18, I am hosting an online book/Bible study on Hope for the Weary Mom - I'll be posting from one chapter each day from the point of view of the new mom. There is an introduction post with more details here. I would love if you'd join in the daily...

Hope for the Weary Mom: chapter 4

This week, June 12-18, I am hosting an online book/Bible study on Hope for the Weary Mom - I'll be posting from one chapter each day from the point of view of the new mom. If that's not the group for you, click here to find another one! There is an introduction post...

Hope for the Weary {new} Mom: chapter 3

This week, June 12-18, I am hosting an online book/Bible study on Hope for the Weary Mom - I'll be posting from one chapter each day from the point of view of the new mom. If that's not the group for you, click here to find another one! There is an introduction post...

on Hope for the Weary {new} Mom: chapter 2

This week, June 12-18, I am hosting an online book/Bible study on Hope for the Weary Mom - I'll be posting from one chapter each day from the point of view of the new mom. If that's not the group for you, click here to find another one! There is an introduction post...

on Hope for the Weary {new} Mom: chapter 1

**edited to add: This week, June 12-18, I am hosting an online book/Bible study on Hope for the Weary Mom - I'll be posting from one chapter each day from the point of view of the new mom. If that's not the group for you, click here to find another one! There is an...

on the Harvest Table: Asparagus Bundles

This was a super simple addition to our grilled pork chop supper last week. See, you can make harvest recipes even when it's 80* outside! =) Asparagus Bundlesfrom the Harvest Table,by Gooseberry Patchone bunch thin asparagus spears, trimmed to 6inches1-2 T. olive...

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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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