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Pumpkin Spice Everything

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. 

Take a moment

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.

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On My Top 5 Non-Pumpkin Spice Fall Favorites

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On Claiming Calm in Our Everyday

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On the ‘More’ My Heart Needs

I wrote recently about being a megaphone, about living in my sweet spot, about the job that has my hands and heart. Here's what I didn't share: sometimes it's hard to watch others rise while you fall. Over the past year especially, I've intentionally pulled back from...

An Invitation to Be Beautiful

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On Being a Megaphone

I've written here at Girl with Blog for nearly 8 years. I've written an ebook and edited/curated another. I've submitted words to publishers, websites and blogs. I work with words. I steep in words. I wrestle words into 140 characters. I think written words all day....

Meet Anna

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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