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Pumpkin spice lattes – coffee brown in a white paper cup, a hint of ginger around the edges, and whipped cream sprinkled with fragrant nutmeg.

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. 

My One Word for 2016

For the last few years, a word has found me. Just one word to focus on, not a list of resolutions or even goals. (2013, 2014, 2015) But this year I floundered. I didn't think there was a word that could encompass all that I felt I needed - wanted - to focus on this...

Scenes From Being Five

It's been over a month since we talked, and I missed you! But I'm not gonna lie - what I've been up to has been much sweeter than typing or writing or talking. We've been snuggling and celebrating and adjusting and chasing and not sleeping. Here's a peek as we end...

On Dropping Perfect and Chasing Holy

The seeking of perfection can suck the joy from our souls if we allow it space in our hearts. The first Christmas was less than perfect, yet it was glorious. It was the greatest mix of holy and human. There was straw, shepherds, and a star. There were hard hearts, new...

It’s a Girl!!

She's here. Born three weeks early on November 10th, weighing 7lbs 15 oz (just like her big sister). Clara Grace. Our precious daughter. After 15 hours of labor (I can't wait to share her birth story with you!) she came quietly but fiercely into our arms. Her big...

36-week Bumpdate!

So... we're having a baby this month. Probably. I mean, nothing's guaranteed, but essentially... We're having a baby this month. It's amazing how different things are for a third baby as opposed to the first one, at least for me. No longer is it a dreamy bubble of new...

Day 31 :: Happy Holidays!

We did it. We're ready for November, for December. We're ready to give deep thanks, to prepare for the coming Christ child, to celebrate His birth, to ring in the New Year with joy. Armed with tools like: music recipes (Cran-Apple Casserole, Peppermint Popcorn Crunch,...

On Embracing What the Trees Know

The trees know winter is coming, and they’re preparing for it from the inside out. I’m not quite sure how to process this knowledge that the trees have, but it feels important, kind of enormous. The trees flourish even (mostly?) in their dying. God has built Truth and...

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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