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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 Writing the Good

I want to write. I want to write what I'm learning about God. About the good things He is bringing us in and through and to. About how He is so faithful it makes my eyes well as I talk with Him in the car, in the bathroom, anytime it's semi-quiet in my head. About how...

On Prayers that Permeate His Heart

Even at three years old, I want my son to know that God always, always hears us. In the every-moment chatter. In the impassioned and pleading, tear-filled prayers. In the muttered-under-our-breath asks for patience. In the silent moments when the Spirit intercedes for...

On the Least Boring, Everyday Extraordinary Kind of Love

On our anniversary, I used to wear things that I wore on our wedding day. 'Mrs.' shirts, shoes, jewelry and perfume, all to remind us of that once in a lifetime day. Eight years afterwards, the shirts and shoes no longer fit. The jewelry is far too delicate for mom...

On This Season of Sacrifice

My days are patchworked together much like the quilts we use for summer picnics. A moment for writing here, a minute for cleaning up there, a big chunk for work pops up, a few minutes of quiet before someone wakes. This season of raising small children? This season,...

Real Mom Confessions: the pregnancy edition (!!!)

Sometimes God says, "Surprise!" And you laugh and cry both in wonder and delight and sheer terror, accepting such a precious gift. You go in for early, early ultrasounds and vials of bloodwork to confirm the gift. You begin taking progesterone supplements and huge...

Real Mom Confessions: the link-up {week 5}

That picture still makes me laugh every time I see it. You know what else makes me smile? The graphics you all make for your Real Mom Confessions posts! They are amazing! You mamas are the best. Well shall we? I've started a note on my phone that I use to jot down any...

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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