anna rendell

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oh wednesday…

wednesdays are big days for youth workers! this week was Summer Sunday worship, which is a youth-led worship service. it's complete with youth speakers, youth readers, youth song leaders and musicians, a children's sermon, a sunday school kids song, and a powerpoint...

quality, not quantity

i say this often to other people or as a way of justifying results. examples: if few kiddos show up for an event. to girls upset at a lack of friends, or to encourage tasteful hair product and makeup use!this year, i'm choosing to direct that expression towards...

the last week…

...has been a toughy. choosing a casket. meeting with the smarmy mortician. picking out a final outfit and jewelery. comforting grandpa. choosing scripture for the service. making and answering phone calls. introducing Husby to every relative i've ever had. baking...

a tribute to grandma

my grandma died yesterday morning, and i am grieving. this beautiful woman had such a rich life, and i miss her already. around thanksgiving she fell and broke her pelvic bone and hip. once in the hospital, her health started declining rapidly. the docs found numerous...

meltdown mode

anyone have a toddler? or remember being a small child? think about naptime. the child is so sleepy that they can't think straight, and go into what i fondly refer to as "meltdown mode". screaming, crying, irratibility, frustration, being overwhelmed... good times....

welcome back girl!

ahhh. back to the blog world. i already feel the sigh of relief. sorry to my friends in the computer (and to myself) for the two-week hiatus. i prefer to blog at night, and the nights in the last two weeks just slipped out of my hands. Husby's been closing at his...

taking a risk…

... and posting a swear word. =) this site is awesome - the top 10 badass Bible verses! it will be used in the "God Gone Wild" series for high school youth group later this year. btw, look up 2 Kings 2:23-24 to see what the picture is about (based on a true story!)...

’tis the season

in our new home with our first tree! our first tree! it's our first Christmas together - no driving to see each other, no seperate trees, no night besides Christmas eve to open gifts. to have him be the first thing i see on Christmas morning... yay!! it's been a long...

some fun

thanks marti!i don't usually do these things, but this was a little different. it was fun to remember. if you want to do it too, copy it, paste it, and then post yours with your own bold on what you've done."Bold" things I've done in my 25+ years:01. Bought everyone...

stress blog

warning: this blog may contain major venting so my my dear Husby is spared the venting about this crappy day being done directly to him.i don't want to go to church tomorrow. how many kidlets do you know to have said that on a saturday or tuesday night? well, on this...

much relieved

to have taken the pressure of having to post daily off. sorry nablopomo - maybe next year.also relieved to have survived major family holiday #1 of 2007. however, we did not escape the post-holiday meltdown. after a normal wednesday night of work, an early wakeup to...

30-some days and counting…

apparantly i enjoy a day off between blogs. although tonight, Husby has glasses of sparkly pink cider, popcorn, the cozy couch and the movie "elf" waiting for me, so this entry will be short.today it was hard to squelch my excitement for Christmas. i want so badly to...

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I'm Anna Rendell - social media coordinator at (in)courage, speaker, writer, latte lover. Wife of Jared and mom of Sam (5), Josie (2), and Clara Grace (1). Join me at the picket fence and let's talk real life, real mothering and real encouragement.

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