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Anna works full-time for DaySpring from Minnesota, where she lives with her husband and four kids. Anna is the author of A Moment of Christmas and Pumpkin Spice for Your Soul, and she shares the good stuff of the regular, encouraging you to see the ordinary glory in your everyday.

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  1. Anna,
    First, you look wonderfully radiant 3 days postpartum!! No bags under your eyes yet….I’m impressed!! You would have made an awesome pioneer woman. Have the baby and get right back to work 🙂 All joking aside, I would love to host an (in)RL meet up for central NC and wherever anyone wants to drive in from. I even have overnight accommodations for a few. As long as I have someone who is tech savvy to run that show, I can make coffee, tea and goodies. I’ll look over the FAQ and info on simulcast. The (in)courage community of friends has been so good to me, the least I can do is give back. Count me in!!
    Bev xx

    • Same here Bev … I’d love to attend – if my schedule allows. If not the first soon after. I’d love to host one in N.Florida …bring the tech savvy show runner, or teach me
      Many blessings, Lyn

    • My hubby may be able to help us with the tech-stuff, Bev. I’m sooo not “tech-saavy,” but I live with a houseful of men who are. 🙂

  2. “If it’s done right, hosting removes one from center stage and offers the spotlight to the only One who matters.” I love this! And I love your story of serving through hospitality. I’m encouraged to do the same.

  3. Anna,

    You made a great statement attending 3 days after giving birth & bringing baby too! That speaks volumes to the impact In(Real) life had on you. God made us for community. What better way to get to know your neighbors or other women than to host an event.

    Blessings 🙂

  4. I’m going to talk to our Pastor today about this, and if it’s a no go there, I’m going to host from my home! If I could, I would be there in Nashville in person kicking off my 40th year of life!!

  5. Anna, loved your passion to open your home to women! This is “organic mentoring!” It seems our church women are doing something like this with a different title – Friendship Tuesday the first Tuesday of the month in the fall and spring. It relaunched this past year after a long hiatus and took off right away! Featured speakers were seasoned women in our church, as well as our pastors’ wives! The set up is – light dinner followed by a speaker for about a half hour then a time to gather in groups with a leader to discuss a scripture passage or something relevant to their spiritual lives, ending in prayer requests and prayer. Sixty women of all walks of life including some who had only come to our church once came one evening! God is certainly moving in churches across the country, encouraging us older women to get out there and touch the lives of younger women – for Him! God bless you and all at (In)courage!